Maryland Department of Health

Type: Organization
Name: Maryland Department of Health
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

B'More Healthy - August 2014

Don't Hesitate. Vaccinate.By Joyce HeidGlen Burnie mother Samantha Statkiewicz breastfeeds her 10-month-old son, Gage, andswaddles him in cloth diapers. Her 5-year-old son, Tristin ,loves her homemade cooking and   rarely consumes processed foods or soda. ... [Published Baltimore's Child - 22 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Residents alerted to voluntary recall of possible contaminated fruit

By Press Release, St. Mary's County Health DepartmentThe Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is alerting residents to a voluntary food recall from Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, California for certain lots of fresh whole peaches, ... [Published Maryland Bay Net - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Don't cut back on inspections [Letter]

I read the article, "Md. health agency cutting inspections (July 20), with dismay. My parents were in a beautiful assisted living facility in Anne Arundel County. We noticed many unsettling events and brought them to the attention of the facility's director ... [Published Baltimore Sun - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Maryland health officials warn of dangers of mosquito bites

The state health department is asking residents to guard against mosquito bites that could lead to the spread of the West Nile virus and other diseases carried by the insect.The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Thursday that it has ... [Published HERALD-MAIL Online - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

National Council and Members of Congress Convene for Briefing on Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety Officers

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The today joined Senators Kelly Ayotte (NH) and Mark Begich (AK) and Representatives Lynn Jenkins (KS) and Ron Barber (AZ) for two congressional staff briefings on . The congressional hosts are also the lead co-sponsors of the ... [Published Indianapolis Business Journal - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Health survey to address tobacco effects, chronic conditions

New ways to prevent tobacco use and tobacco-related illnesses are the focus of a new statewide survey sponsored by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.The department entered into a $1.9 million contract with Abt SRBI to conduct the next ... [Published Frederick News-Post - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Chesapeake Bay Bacteria Infects Three Talbot Co. Residents

TALBOT CO., Md. – If you are out on the Chesapeake Bay this summer, there is a chance you are going to get wet. It's something you probably will not think twice about, but there is a reason you may want to.Across the state of Maryland, there have been ... [Published WMDT ABC-47 - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Help is available to kick the habit

advertisementOut of the 23 counties in the state of Maryland, Calvert County ranks No. 7 as to the health of its residents, according to a study conducted by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.Last week, Dr. Laurence Polsky, health officer ... [Published SoMdNews.com - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Silver Spring organization conducts Marylandwide health survey

advertisementMaryland residents might get phone calls on their landlines and cellphones from Abt SRBI, a research and survey organization in Silver Spring, for the remainder of this calender year and again in 2016.Under a $1.9 million contract with the ... [Published Gazette.net - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus detected in D.C. area

Prince William County's Mosquito Control Program has "performed intensive treatment in the vicinity of the positive mosquito pools to kill adult and larval mosquitoes." (Justin Sullivan/)WASHINGTON -- The 2014 West Nile virus season is underway in the ... [Published WTOP - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Meritus Takes Administrative Role at Western MD Hospital

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Mertius Health has taken over administrative and clinical control of the Western Maryland Hospital Center. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene entered into a temporary six month contract on Tuesday with the center.This ... [Published NBC25 - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

First Two Heat Related Deaths of the Season Reported

Updated: Wednesday, June 25 2014, 11:12 AM EDTMaryland's first two heat-related deaths of the season have been reported.According to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) both victims were over the age of 65 with underlying health ... [Published FOX 45 WBFF - Jun 25 2014]

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I read the article, "Md. health agency cutting inspections (July 20), with dismay. My parents were in a beautiful assisted living facility in Anne Arundel County. We noticed many unsettling events and brought them to the attention of the facility's director and owner. Promises were made but improvements were not and things were going steadily downhill."
"It is just insane that we're the wealthiest state in the nation and we cannot afford to put enough staff to monitor the facilities that take care of the people most in need" she said
"I don't think we've ever had that many in a specific season" says Liz Whitby, Supervisor for the Infections Disease Program at the Talbot County Health Department
...the good work being done to create safer and healthier communities through Mental Health First Aid training programs" said Representative Jenkins. "I am extremely grateful David Johnson with Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center in Lawrence, Kansas could serve on the panel and share his insights on the difference Mental Health First Aid training can make for our law enforcement communities. We must continue to work to ensure all communities have the tools and knowledge needed to keep families safe and ensure that everyone has better access to mental health resources." Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety trainings are currently scheduled around the country...

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B'More Healthy - August 2014 [Published Baltimore's Child - 22 hours ago]
Residents alerted to voluntary recall of possib... [Published Maryland Bay Net - Jul 24 2014]
County Trail Finder site encourages families to... [Published Dundalk Eagle - Jul 24 2014]
Don't cut back on inspections [Letter] [Published Baltimore Sun - Jul 22 2014]
SUN INVESTIGATES Md. health agency cutting back... [Published Explore Baltimore County - Jul 19 2014]
Maryland health officials warn of dangers of mo... [Published HERALD-MAIL Online - Jul 17 2014]
Program Helps Boys Come to Age Despite HIV Chal... [Published Afro American Newspaper - Jul 17 2014]
Health survey to address tobacco effects, chron... [Published Frederick News-Post - Jul 17 2014]
Chesapeake Bay Bacteria Infects Three Talbot Co... [Published WMDT ABC-47 - Jul 17 2014]
Mental Health First Aid Briefing With Congressw... [Published Noodls - Jul 17 2014]
National Council and Members of Congress Conven... [Published Indianapolis Business Journal - Jul 16 2014]
Help is available to kick the habit [Published SoMdNews.com - Jul 16 2014]
Silver Spring organization conducts Marylandwid... [Published Gazette.net - Jul 15 2014]
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus detected in... [Published WTOP - Jul 15 2014]
Officers, deputies to carry anti-overdose drug [Published Frederick News-Post - Jul 12 2014]
Tobacco use still too high, official says [Published SoMdNews.com - Jul 11 2014]
DoD Cord Blood Bank Improves Access To Care, Sa... [Published DCMilitary The Waterline - Jul 10 2014]
Association between Class III Obesity (BMI of 4... [Published Plosone.org - Jul 08 2014]
Individuals who are extremely obese have higher... [Published EurekAlert! - Jul 08 2014]
DoD Cord Blood Bank Improves Access to Care, Sa... [Published DCMilitary The Journal - Jul 04 2014]
Benefits, costs of fluoride in Cumberland's dri... [Published Cumberland Times-News - Jul 01 2014]
State Highlights: Caring For Texans Injured On-... [Published Kaiser Health News - Jun 30 2014]
Maryland drug overdose deaths jump [Published Baltimore Sun - Jun 27 2014]
Governor O'Malley establishes Overdose Preventi... [Published Maryland Bay Net - Jun 27 2014]
Meritus Takes Administrative Role at Western MD... [Published NBC25 - Jun 25 2014]
Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director [Published Baltimore Sun - Jun 25 2014]
First Two Heat Related Deaths of the Season Rep... [Published FOX 45 WBFF - Jun 25 2014]
Meritus agrees to manage Western Md. Hospital C... [Published HERALD-MAIL Online - Jun 24 2014]
Tackling teen drug use [Published Frederick News-Post - Jun 20 2014]
RAND Report Notes Increase in EHR-Related Medic... [Published Beckers Hospital Review - Jun 16 2014]
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Food Poisoning Suspected After More Than 100 Pe... [Published The Consumerist - Apr 30 2014]
(frankieleon) While some of our nation’s brightest food minds were gathered at a Food Safety Summit in Maryland earlier this month, the very thing they came together to discuss seems to have wreaked havoc on more than 100 people attending. In what ...
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