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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 healthy behaviors so they become a part of your child’s healthy way of life. Dawna Ashby is a positive role model for her boys,...

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Child Safety Seat Check Scheduled for May 12th

Child safety seats need to be installed properly for them to protect their precious cargo correctly. A child safety seat check will be held on Friday, May 12, at Southern Rescue Squad from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Trained personnel will check child seats for correct...

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Dinner Celebrates GCHD Volunteers

The Garrett County Health Department recently held a Volunteer Dinner, showing appreciation to some of the 167 people who volunteered more than 3,635 hours of their time to health department programs during 2016. “When you do the math it breaks down to almost 10...

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Parents Matter! Class Scheduled

A Parents Matter! class is being offered at Garrett County Health Department on Saturday, April 22 & 29, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parents Matter! is a 12.5 hour evidence-based intervention for parents of pre-adolescent youth.  This free program is designed to...

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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...

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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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