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By CINDY PARR | November 14, 1994
I have said it before and I'll say it again: Being a parent is the toughest job anyone could ever have.And I quickly follow that with the wholehearted acknowledgment that being a parent is the most gratifying and rewarding job I will ever experience.I certainly do not profess to know all the answers when it comes to being a parent, so I am always happy and thankful to inform people about special programs regarding children and parents.At 6 p.m. Thursday, the Carroll County Health Department will offer a class for parents called, "We're In This Together."
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October 10, 2014
Baby sitter training course Safe Sitter teaches pre-teens how to nurture and guide young children while in their care. Sponsored by Baltimore Washington Medical Center, the program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the medical center's 3 South Classroom, 3 r d floor, 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. Cost $50. Pre-registration required at mybwmc.org. Information: 410-787-4367. Suicide prevention A Chesapeake Life Center symposium: "Life After a Suicide Loss," will be presented by author Eric Marcus of the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the center, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena.
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June 16, 1998
THE PERFORMANCE of Metro Access, which transports Anne Arundel County's sick, disabled and elderly Medicaid patients to medical appointments, needs immediate attention. There are signs of trouble -- from bounced paychecks to patients stranded in Baltimore -- that the county health department doesn't seem to be aware of.Now that the county has renewed this company's contract, the health department has an obligation to ensure that its terms -- particularly on-time provisions -- are closely followed.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
Stuart F. Oster, an environmental health specialist who worked for the Howard County Health Department, died June 28 of undetermined causes at his Ellicott City home. He was 55. "We are waiting for the results of the toxicologist's report from the medical examiner as to the cause of death," said a brother, Kevin R. Oster of Monkton. The son of Edwin F. Oster Jr., an engineer, and LaRue K. Oster, a homemaker, Stuart Frederick Oster was born in Baltimore and raised in Lutherville.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | December 18, 2003
Caught between an increasing demand and a dwindling supply of flu vaccine, the Carroll County Health Department announced yesterday that it will administer FluMist - a recently developed nasal spray - at a yet-to-be scheduled clinic early next month. The county expects to receive 560 doses of the vaccine from Gaithersburg-based MedImmune Inc. within the next few weeks, said Larry L. Leitch, director of the county Health Department. Leitch said the Health Department will announce a time for the inoculations when the vaccine arrives.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1999
Parents visiting the Baltimore County Health Department are finding extra encouragement these days to read to their children.In "Prescription to Read," a partnership between the county public library system and the Health Department, pamphlets are being distributed at the eight county health centers that include lists of recommended books for children and adults.The book lists, which also are available in health centers at eight county schools, include titles intended to help adults improve their parental skills and others that are suitable to be read by children.
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August 13, 1991
Call Planned Parenthood in Baltimore at 576-1400; the Western Center for Women's Health on Lombard Street in Baltimore, 328-2500; the Anne Arundel County Health Department at (301) 222-7095; the state's Norplant hot line (800) 999-9625; your health maintenance organization; or your physician.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 21, 2002
IF YOU WANT to persuade 8- and 9-year olds to eat foods that are good for them, what can you do, short of taking out an ad on Nickelodeon? You might follow the example of the county Health Department and take your message directly to the schools. The department's message to third-graders about eating right comes in the form of a food tasting the department calls "Fruity Tooty Veggie Weggie Try It Day." Before the tastings began this school year, more than 2,600 county public school third-graders had participated during the past four years in classroom presentations on healthy eating and physical activity, which were sponsored by the Health Department and assisted by the school nurse program.
NEWS
September 21, 1998
A $1,200 grant from the Carroll County Health Department to the Sykesville Police Department will help in the battle against drunk drivers.The money will pay for breath testers and a drunken-driving simulator."
NEWS
September 2, 2007
THE ISSUE: -- A former Howard County health inspector says the county has been too lenient with food outlets that have chronic cleanliness problems. Officials deny that but agree that more aggressive action might be needed against some chronic offenders. Do you think the county Health Department does enough to protect the public from insects, rodents and food-handling problems in supermarkets and restaurants? There is room for improvement To an extent, yes, I think the county Health Department is doing enough to protect the public from insects, rodents, and food-handling problems (aka sanitation concerns)
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2014
Elaine F. Wood, a retired Baltimore County Health Department secretary and World War II veteran, died Tuesday of dysphagia, a swallowing disorder, at her Towson home. She was 98. The daughter of Wesley Fennell, a salesman, and Frances Letetia Stocksdale Fennell, a homemaker, Elaine Fennell was born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park. After graduating in 1933 from Forest Park High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1937 from what was then Western Maryland College. She also studied at Strayer's Business College in Baltimore.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Priscilla G. Teeter, a registered nurse who later became an administrator with the Carroll County Health Department, died May 30 of brain cancer at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. She was 85. The daughter of James Harvey Gray, an electrical engineer with the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Mary Emma Edwards Gray, an educator, Priscilla Gray was born in Rising Sun. "Because of her father's work with the TVA, she moved 13 times before she was 6 years old," said a daughter, Rebecca Teeter Herrick of Westminster.
NEWS
April 3, 2014
No amount of committee meetings or government recommendations will result in improving the health of people who smoke, are overweight or underexercised. The only thing that can help people with these particular health problems - them being us - is us. The county health department and various public interest groups can let us know tobacco use and overindulgence at the dinner table are particularly acute problems for people in Harford County, but it's up to those of us who would rather watch TV or surf the web than take a brisk walk, who would puff on cigarettes and ignore 50 years of warnings, who would go back to the buffet for seconds or more to do something about it. The ones who suffer the consequences are largely those of us who fail to heed the warnings.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
A chain of swim schools based in Fallston is suing the state health department, as well as those in Carroll and Baltimore counties, alleging that the agencies unfairly targeted the schools over chlorine regulations. Kids First Swim Schools, which has about a dozen locations in Maryland, accuses the county and state health departments of making untrue statements about the quality of its pool water. "Our feeling is we've been unfairly singled out," said Kids First owner Gary Roth.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
Anne G. Karlsen, a registered nurse who had worked for the Baltimore County Health Department, died Jan. 25 of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 86. Anne Bradford Grafflin was born in Baltimore and spent her early years on Wilson Street in Bolton Hill, before moving in 1934 to the Dixon Hill neighborhood in Mount Washington. After graduating from Western High School in 1945, she attended Baltimore Business College and later that year went to work as a mail sorter in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's downtown freight office.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2011
Dr. Angela Wakhweya began her medical career in her native Uganda, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, where she saw many patients, friends and even some family members succumb to the deadly disease. The experience propelled her into the public health field, and eventually led her to Maryland, where she worked on infectious disease prevention at the state health department in Baltimore. Maryland ranks fourth in the nation in terms of newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases.
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1996
The Carroll County health department plans to end its involvement in a program that trains the chronically mentally ill to find and hold jobs, and turn over management of the service to a private provider by July 1.The Supported Employment Program, run by the mental health division of the county health department, provides job training and work supervision to 55 clients, about half of whom are employed at 18 private businesses in Carroll County.The health department's decision to withdraw from the program reflects an uncertainty about future state funding of the program and a continuing trend toward the privatization of local mental health services, said Janet Neslen, the county health officer.
NEWS
September 20, 1992
The Howard County Health Department will conduct eight clinics this fall to give free influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations to county residents.The vaccinations are recommended for sufferers of chronic, long-term illnesses; residents of nursing homes; all adults 65 and older; health care workers; and those in close contact with high risk persons.Influenza is an acute respiratory tract infection caused by a virus. An annual vaccination is needed, said county health officer Dr. Joyce Boyd.
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July 26, 2011
The following is a statement from the Harford County Health Department, dated July 26, about bat infestations at two Aberdeen area apartment communities: Significant bat colonizations and reports from apartment residents of bat sightings within their apartment units prompted an immediate investigation on the part of the Harford County Health Department into circumstances in the Cranberry Run and Perrywood Gardens apartment complexes in...
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