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Memorandum: Wet Season Perc Testing

To:                Development Community and the General Public From:           Leonard W. Walinski, LEHS Program Supervisor Re:                2017 Wet Season Soil Testing Date:             March 23, 2017 At the end of February 2017, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) declared a drought warning for the Central Region of Maryland of which Harford County is located.  The […]

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Warning: Viberzi Leads to Increased Risk of Serious Pancreatitis in Patients Without Gallbladder

MedWatch – The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program Viberzi (eluxadoline): Drug Safety Communication – Increased Risk of Serious Pancreatitis In Patients Without A Gallbladder AUDIENCE: Gastroenterology, Patient ISSUE: FDA is warning that Viberzi (eluxadoline), a medicine used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), should not be used in patients who […]

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Health Department Stresses Importance of Colorectal Screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 13, 2017 Contact: Molly Mraz, Communications Specialist, 410-877-1045 Health Department Promotes Importance of Screening  During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month  Bel Air, MD- March 13, 2017- Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Maryland. This year, according to […]

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Tobacco Cessation Schedule March 30- June 2017

The Harford County Health Department offers these tobacco cessation classes at no cost to all tobacco users who want to quit.  We request pre-registration for all classes.  Nicotine patches, lozenges or gum may be available at no cost to those who qualify.  For further information or to register, call (410) 612-1781 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. […]

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News: Where do the toxic chemicals in cigarettes come from?

From plant to product to puff—where do toxic chemicals in cigarettes come from? With more than 7,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke—over 70 of which are linked to cancer—it comes as no surprise that cigarettes contain harmful chemicals that cause death and disease. But where do these toxic chemicals come from? And why are there so […]

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