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**Upcoming Naloxone Trainings** Naloxone Training Program

New Upcoming Trainings May 23, 2017 Naloxone (NARCAN®, EVZIO®) is a prescription medication that safely and effectively reverses an opioid overdose. Opioid is a class of drugs that includes heroin and prescription pain relievers like oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®, Lortab®), oxymorphone (Opana®), hydromorphone (Dilaudid®), morphine (MS Contin®), fentanyl (Duragesic®) and methadone. Naloxone does NOT:                         […]

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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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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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