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Health Alert: Drug Overdoses in Harford County

The Harford County Health Department is alerting the community of the opioid overdoses in Harford County. Opioids include drugs such as heroin, methadone, fentanyl, Percocet, OxyContin and Carfentanil. Carfentanil is 100 times more deadly than fentanyl. Click here to view the larger image. 

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ALERT: Carfentanil Determined Present in Three Fatal Overdose Cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (April 21, 2017) – The Opioid Operational Command Center is raising awareness of carfentanil threat to Maryland communities after three residents in Anne Arundel and Frederick counties died in apparent overdoses from the synthetic opioid. “Carfentanil is the latest in a string of deadly drugs that have exacted a horrible toll on […]

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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. 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 HIV but who are at […]

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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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