June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June marks Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about forms of dementia. Recognizing the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia is crucial for seeking timely medical intervention and support.

How to Obtain Naloxone and Respond to a Suspected Opioid Overdose

Access to overdose reversal medication like naloxone, coupled with education and awareness, is crucial in mitigating the devastating consequences of opioid and fentanyl misuse. Anyone over the age of 18 may obtain Naloxone at the Caroline County Health Dept during business hours (8:00 AM-4:30 PM, Monday through Friday).

New Resource to Find Local Food Pantries Released

The Mid-Shore Health Improvement Coalition has released a new Food Pantry Calendar. The Calendar, which is available on the Coalition’s website, provides an easy to navigate resource to locate food pantries in the mid-shore region.

Lyme Disease: Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

The tick-borne illness Lyme disease has become a significant health concern in Maryland. With case numbers on the rise, residents should take preventative measures to reduce exposure risk when spending time in areas where ticks are prevalent, such as wooded and grassy areas. Knowing the signs and symptoms can also help facilitate early detection and appropriate treatment.

Your Guide to Food Safety: Beware of Unlicensed Food Distribution

This year on World Food Safety Day, we’d like to shed light on the potential hazards that come with unlicensed food distribution. It’s important to be aware of the risks involved and equip ourselves with helpful tips to avoid food poisoning and foodborne illnesses.

Let’s Celebrate Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month, celebrated annually in June, serves as a reminder of the importance of prioritizing men’s physical and mental well-being. By raising awareness and promoting education, Men’s Health Month aims to empower men to make positive lifestyle choices and address crucial health matters. In this article, we highlight three key areas of men’s health that deserve attention and action.

County Commissioners Proclaim Public Health Week

Health Officer Robin Cahall and the Health Department’s leadership team were in attendance to receive the proclamation and talk about the important role public health plays in creating healthy communities and improving quality of life.

April 3 – 9 is National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week (NPHW, April 3-9, 2023) is celebrated every year during the first full week in April. This year’s theme, “Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health,” acknowledges that feeling that we belong and are a part of our communities, helps to foster the cultural connections that support our health and quality of life.