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Glow Party Draws Garrett County Teens

More than 90 Garrett County middle and high school youth attended a Teen Night Glow Party held by Club 21550 Community Planning Group at the Oakland Community Center (The Armory) recently. Pictured above are a few participants at the event, which included a glow room,...

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Health Ambassadors

Family members of the late Dave “Flakey” Wilt will be introduced as Health Ambassadors for this year’s Garrett County Health Fair at Garrett College CARC on Saturday, April 8. Peggy Brown, Ellen Spiker, and Melanie Carver will honor...

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Just Like You!

JUST LIKE YOU! Kids follow your example because they want to be Just Like You! Be a positive role model for your children and always model safe behaviors so safety comes naturally. Olivia Summerfield is a positive role model for her daughters, Avery and Aubrey, by...

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Blood Drive Scheduled at Health Department

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on Friday, April 14 from 1 to 6:30 p.m. in the conference room at Garrett County Health Department at 1025 Memorial Drive in Oakland. Red Cross recommends the following tips for a successful blood donation: Maintain...

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Public Invited to Join DFCC Action Teams

Drug use and abuse continues to top the list of concerns across the county. In Garrett County the Drug Free Communities Coalition (DFCC) meets monthly and serves as a steering committee and advisory board for numerous grants of the Garrett County Health Department. ...

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Test Kits Available

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, designed to put a spot light on the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths. “Most people know that the best method of screening for colorectal cancer is a colonoscopy,” said Jennifer Lee-Steckman, Director of...

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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...

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2017 Garrett County Health Fair Date Announced

The Garrett County Steps to Better Health Committee has announced Saturday, April 8, as the date for the next Garrett County Health Fair and Family Fun Festival. The 2017 event will be held at the CARC (Community Aquatic & Recreation Complex) at Garrett College in...

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Just Like You! February Spotlight

JUST LIKE YOU! Kids follow your example because they want to be Just Like You! Be a positive role model for your children and model healthy hygiene so they will eventually perform positive behaviors without being asked. April Gordon is a positive role model for her...

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Worksite Wellness Program Is Making Strides

Healthier workers is one of the goals of the worksite wellness program being promoted by the Garrett County Health Department. Employers are encouraged to participate in the Worksite Wellness Program, providing benefits for their staff, and increasing the health of...

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Children are “copycats” in every way. The Just Like You! positive role modeling campaign was created to remind adults of the impact they have on children. “Make sure that your ‘little copycats’ see positive behaviors to mimic,” said Sandy Miller, Prevention Supervisor...

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