Health Notes

Health Notes

January 19, 2003

Recent precipitation allows testing of wet weather soils

The Carroll County Health Department has announced that because of recent precipitation, testing in wet weather soils can begin immediately.

Maryland Sewage Disposal and Subdivision regulations require certain soil percolation and other tests to be conducted when the highest water table can be expected in the sewage disposal area.

Levels usually are at their highest between Feb. 1 and April 30. Monitoring well and other data show that groundwater levels meet requirements for testing.

The decision to test wet weather soils will be made on a weekly basis.

Information: 410-876-1884.

Steinweg gets certification in diabetes education

Susan Steinweg, a registered nurse and community educator at Carroll County General Hospital, recently earned the Certified Diabetes Educator designation from the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators.

The CDE title shows that Steinweg has specialized knowledge in promoting high-quality care for diabetes patients.

Steinweg successfully completed a voluntary testing program used to assess her knowledge of diabetes education. Candidates must meet rigorous education and experience requirements to be eligible to take the examination.

She has been a community educator, specializing in cardiac disease and diabetes, at the hospital for three years and coordinates programs such as "Living with Diabetes," a juvenile diabetes support group and "Heart of the Matter."

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