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Guard against extreme heat by exercising extreme caution
6/24/2015
High temperatures bring risks of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Adults also need to make sure they're not leaving young kids or pets in cars.   more...
 
 
Amid shifting news on nutrition, the Maryland WIC Farmers' Market Cookbook provides consistently good recipes, guidance
6/17/2015
Once-bad chocolate is good. Once-good trans fats are bad. Open up the 2015 Maryland WIC Farmers' Market Cookbook for always-timely information, food ideas. more...
 
 
5/6/2015
Maryland's health department, knowing that neighborhood pharmacies dispense needed medications to often-vulnerable populations, sprang in to action. more...
 
  
 
4/7/2015
For good reason, battling heroin-related overdoses in Maryland is a prominent topic. But users of the opioid risk numerous other ailments, as well. more...
 
 
 
3/17/2015
Recent news stories have confirmed what we already knew: Diet and exercise are key components to leading a healthy life. more...
 
 
 
2/13/2015
Given a string of sweets-laden months, February – as National Children’s Dental Health Month – arrives just in time. more ... 
 
 
 
2/12/2015
By now, you likely have heard about the measles cases that appear to have their roots in exposures to the virus at California’s Disneyland Park. m​ore....

Headed toward January's end, how are your '15 resolutions going?​​
1/21/2015
By now, the inertia of life has set in for many who'd vowed to be more physically active in 2015. Lets's salvage the first month of the year for developing fitness habits. m​ore....
 
 
1/6/2015
Winter is here and with it come many dangers related to extreme cold and snow. We offer the following tips and links to help you prepare.m​ore....
 
 
​State takes first step toward adopting common tool to aid the seriously mentally ill
12/18/2014 
Last week, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene heard from three Maryland parents whose adult children grapple with severe mental illness.   more.... 
 

12/04/2014 
The new year tends to bring with it a familiar pack of resolutions. [To get the ball rolling, I'm hyperlinking to resources to help facilitate the corresponding goal.]  more.... 
 
 
 
11/17/2014 
For some, it starts with Daylight Saving Time’s adjustment that steals away an hour of afternoon sunlight. For others, it can be the arrival of winter holidays or the prospect of facing a new year without loved ones who no longer are around. more....
 
 
 
 
 
 
HealthyMD is the official blog of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). Here you will find information about the latest public health news in Maryland, health tips and information and other goings on at DHMH.
Content will include everything from nutrition and fitness news and tips, to information about seasonal health issues and other public health topics. If you have ideas for posts that you don't see here, email Christopher Garrett at christopher.garrett@maryland.gov.
 
 
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