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What is PrEP

Let’s start a conversation and see if PrEP is right for you. Call us at 410-612-1779 for more information or to set up an appointment. WHAT IS PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PrEP)? Information from AIDS.GOV –> Click to visit website with more information  “PrEP” stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. PrEP is a way for people who don’t have […]

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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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Vaping / E-Cigarette Use and Youth

E-cigs . . . also known as electronic nicotine delivery systems (or ENDS), electronic smoking devices (ESDs) or most commonly referred to as “vaping” devices . . . have evolved significantly and grown increasingly popular, especially among youth. In Harford County and Maryland (as currently is the case almost everywhere), there is some good news […]

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Electronic Smoking Devices and Young People

E-cigarette use poses a significant – and avoidable – health risk to young people in the United States. Besides increasing the possibility of addiction and long-term harm to brain development and respiratory health, e-cigarette use is associated with the use of other tobacco products that can do even more damage to the body. Even breathing […]

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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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