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Rabies Clinic Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: To many of us our pets are very much a part of our family, and we would be devastated if something bad happened to them. One way to protect our pets is by vaccinating them. Low-cost rabies clinics make this protection almost painless. Weekday clinics are...

Know the risks: Prevent Oral Cancer

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month By Judy Sine, RN, Garrett County Health Department Brushing your teeth for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste, twice a day can save your smile. Taking the time for a painless two minute oral cancer exam during a regular medical...

Letter to the Editor

The Garrett County Health Department has joined the American Cancer Society to promote 80% by 2018.  The goal of this initiative is that 80% of the eligible population will be screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. There are clear benefits to early screening in that...
80% by 2018

80% by 2018

Garrett County Cancer Coalition Leads Campaign to Promote ‘80% by 2018’ Pledge to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates and Save Lives in Garrett County Goal is 80% of adults aged 50+ regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018 Coalition welcomes new...
It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week!

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week!

Did you get your flu vaccinations this year? Check out these flu blog resources from GCHD’s Dr. Pope, and search to the right for vaccination locations in our community! My Daughter Died from a Preventable Disease Faces of the Flu <!– Flu Finder Widget...
Why Aren’t You Getting a Flu Shot?

Why Aren’t You Getting a Flu Shot?

Why Aren’t You Getting a Flu Shot? If you’ve ever had the flu, you know:  It’s not just a cold – it can be a monster!  It can land you flat on your back. Fever and chills cause sweating one minute, shaking the next.  Agonizing headache can be relentless. Severe...

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