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Is Your Kid Struggling During COVID-19?  Here’s How You Can Help

Is Your Kid Struggling During COVID-19?  Here’s How You Can Help Whether your children are in elementary school or college, the sudden loss of their normal school routine is going to affect them. They no longer have the structure of a class schedule and are missing out on hanging out with their friends. This is… Read More >

Portuguese Watercress Soup

During the winter, sometimes it feels like we can’t eat enough soup. If you are getting tired of the same rotation of traditional soups, or just want to try a quick and easy recipe, give Portuguese Watercress soup a try. It takes less than a half hour from start to finish and it is full… Read More >

The Health of Harford County 2019 – Local Health Improvement Coalition

Every year the Harford Count Health Officer presents their State of the Health of the County to the Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC). Please follow this link to view Dr. Russell Moy’s presentation. This years PowerPoint focus on the three priority areas in our community: Family Health and Resiliency, Chronic Disease Prevention and Wellness, and… Read More >

Five Tips to Help Teens Cope with Stress

Five Tips to Help Teens Cope with Stress MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID, NEWS, SELF-CARE, TEEN MENTAL HEALTH By Rubina Kapil on June 26, 2019 “More than nine in 10 Generation Z adults (ages 15-21) said they have experienced at least one physical or emotional symptom because of stress, such as feeling depressed or sad or lacking interest, motivation… Read More >

Mental health CPR: Program trains the public, first responders to support those in crisis

(This article first appeared in Harford Magazine and the Baltimore Sun)             Havre de Grace resident Joan Higgins, right, and Pastor Baron Young of St. James AME Church take part in Mental Health First Aid training, a one-day course for first responders and the public to learn to recognize and… Read More >

Upstream Solutions to Downstream Problems – what we do every day, makes a huge difference in our health

(Originally presented at the UM Upper Chesapeake Diabetes Fair). There are three major influences on our health – our genes, our environment, and our lifestyles. We can’t control who our parents were, we have some control over our environment, for example not cleaning with toxins, spraying chemicals on our lawns, or using lots of chemicals in our… Read More >

The Health of Harford County – 2018 Local Health Improvement Coalition Meeting

(Originally presented at the 2018 Local Health Improvement Coalition Meeting). Did you ever wonder what the most pressing health issues are in Harford County? Well, every year, each county in Maryland holds an annual meeting where the Health Officer presents this information. These stats, along with input from members of the Local Health Improvement Coalition, determine… Read More >

Addiction can happen to anyone, so can recovery

(The following article was published in The Aegis by the Harford County Health Department in conjunction with the countywide observance of Shine a Light for Recovery Month during September).                   My name is Megan K. and I am a recovering opiate addict. If there is one point… Read More >

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

From the New York Times The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number…. Read More >

Eating Healthy While on Vacation? Not A Problem.

Vacations are time for relaxing and rejuvenating with friends and family. It’s also a time to indulge. Yet by following some of the tips below, you can maintain your healthy eating habits, without having to sacrifice the fun! 1. Eat-in versus Going Out Sampling new foods and outdoor seating with a view are some of… Read More >