You Can Become a Non-Smoker

 Snow Hill, Md. – November 15 is National Great American Smokeout Day.  For individuals thinking about quitting smoking, this may be the best day to do it.  The Great American Smokeout may offer just the support you need by knowing that other smokers are also giving up cigarettes for the day.  

 

To aid county residents in their attempt to be smoke free on November 15, the Worcester County Health Department will distribute Quit Smoking Kits to several locations including the Berlin Health Center, Center 4 Clean Start, Pocomoke Health Center, Snow Hill Health Center, WACS Center, and the Worcester County Dental Center.  Please stop by one of those locations to pick up your free Quit Smoking Kit.

 

To further assist you in your attempt to quit, check out the quit tips listed below.

 

·         Make a firm commitment to quit and set a date.

·         Join a smoking cessation class- for more information about classes, please call the Worcester County Health Department Tobacco Program at 410-632-0056.

·         Enlist some support.

·         Drink lots of water.

·         Munch on low-cal snacks.

·         Chew on a toothpick or cinnamon stick.

·         Throw out the ash tray and cigarettes.

·         Vacuum the car.

·         Wash your clothes.

·         Air out the house.

·         Become physically active- join one of the several physical activity and nutrition programs sponsored by the Worcester County Health Department such as the Just Walk and Lifestyle Balance programs.

·         Participate in Just Walk Berlin, a free 1- mile walk to be held on Saturday November 17, 2012 at Stephen Decatur Park.  Registration starts at 9 a.m. and walk begins at 9:30 a.m. 

 

For more information about quitting smoking or to register for a smoking cessation class, please call the Worcester County Health Department at 410-632-0056 or go to http://worcesterhealth.org.  YOU can become a non-smoker!

 

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SNOW HILL, Md. – The Worcester County Health Department urges all residents age 6 months and older, including pregnant women and those with medical conditions, to be vaccinated for the 2018-2019 seasonal flu. People age 65 years and older have a choice of two flu vaccines available to them at the Worcester County Health Department. They can choose to receive a regular flu vaccine or a high dose flu vaccine which may result in a stronger immune response against the flu.

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Due to ongoing construction issues, the WACS Center will be closed through October 19 and move services to other locations. The center is scheduled to reopen on Monday, October 22nd.

All services at this site have been relocated to either Snow Hill or the Berlin Health Center. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information or to check on the status of your appointment, please call 410-632-1100.

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.

This bacterium is found in the nose, throat and mouth of an infected person, and can be easily spread. Pertussis can occur at any age, but often causes serious problems in babies, and is usually milder in older children and adults. Children who are too young to be fully vaccinated and those that have not received all their vaccinations are at highest risk for severe illness and complications. Complications of pertussis can include pneumonia (infection of the lungs), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), seizures, and other physical and medical outcomes associated with a severe cough.

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Our new Just Walk Worcester website has information on local parks, walking tips, and videos of trails in our area. If you like to walk, check it out! Click the image below to see the new site. 

 

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Snow Hill, MD- Worcester County Health Department will launch “Just Walk Worcester” on October 12. This new website will be an inclusive resource for finding places to walk and explore no matter where you are in the county. The site features maps of all local parks and trails as well as walking tips, helpful videos, and details about each area including the length of trails, if there are any fees and if the spot is pet-friendly. Residents can view drone footage of each trail, allowing walkers to know the ins and outs of the path before they even lace up their shoes.

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