Dorchester County Health Department

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Dorchester County Health Department

Roger L. Harrell, M.H.A.
Health Officer

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Rabies Hotline 410-221-3362

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Mission Statement
"From disease prevention to crisis intervention, from birth to death, we are working in partnership with the community to make a safer place for healthier people."


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June is...  National Dairy Awareness Month

Get summer started off on the right foot with "3-A-Day" of nutrient-rich dairy foods. From calcium to potassium, dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt contain nine essential nutrients which may help to better manage your weight, reduce your risk for high blood pressure, osteoporosis and certain cancers. Whether it's protein to help build and repair the muscle tissue of active bodies or vitamin A to help maintain healthy skin, dairy products are a natural nutrient powerhouse. Learn more…


Home Safety Month

This year's theme is "Hands on Home Safety" which encourages the public to take simple, hands-on steps to create a safer home environment. Below are ways to help keep you and your family safe this summer season.

Backyard Safety Checklist (.pdf)  Turkey Fryer Safety
Grilling Safety Water Safety Tips
Playground Safety Water Safety Checklist (.pdf)

For more ways to help keep your family safe all year long, click here.


Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is the most common primary disorder of neuromuscular transmission. The usual cause is an acquired immunological abnormality, but some cases result from genetic abnormalities at the neuromuscular junction. Learn more...
 National Healthy Skin Month

Today, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) reaffirmed its long-standing position that sunscreen is beneficial when used regularly and properly and in conjunction with wearing protective clothing and seeking shade.  The Academy urges people to Be Sun SmartSM when outdoors by protecting themselves from the harmful rays of the sun.  More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year.  Of these cases, more than 111,900 are melanoma, a cancer that claims nearly 8,000 lives annually.

If you are going to be in the sun for more than 20 minutes, the Academy recommends that you generously apply sunscreen to all exposed skin using a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15 that provides broad-spectrum protection from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays.  It is important to re-apply every two hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating. Learn more…


National Scleroderma Awareness Month

Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases. Learn more...


National Aphasia Month

a•pha•sia (uh-fay'-zhuh) n. An impairment of the ability to use or comprehend words, usually acquired as a result of a stroke or other brain injury.

The National Aphasia Association, NAA, is a nonprofit organization that promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families. Learn more...



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Last updated: June 27, 2006