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2017 County Health Rankings Released

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has released its 2017 national County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and Marylanders are living longer, healthier lives. Compiled annually in collaboration with University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, the report is a national tool that ranks counties within states on 30 factors that impact health. Now in its eighth […]

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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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