This October, Queen Anne's County Department of Health (QACDOH), is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it's found and treated early.
If you are a woman age 40-49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.
If you are a woman age 50-74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.
Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours has had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.
QACDOH's WELLNESS FOR WOMEN is a breast and cervical cancer screening program and offers free clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, and Pap tests to uninsured or underinsured women ages 40-64. For information, call 410-758-0720.
The Most Common Natural Disaster- FLOODING!
Before A Flood:
Know your evacuation routes
Listen for updated weather reports and advisories
Gather personal items and your emergency kit should you need to evaluate
During A Flood
Listen and follow emergency instructions
Do not drive through standing water- TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN
Do not walk through moving water, as little as 6 inches of moving water can make you fall
Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water
After A Flood
Throw out all food that comes in contact with floodwaters
Listen for news reports to learn whether the water supply is safe to drink
Avoid moving water, downed power lines
Avoid Floodwaters; it may be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage
Fall Rabies Clinic
Wednesday October 15th
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Parking Lot - QACDOH 206 N. Commerce St, Centreville
Cats, Dogs and Ferrets
Please have dogs ON LEASHES and Cats/Ferrets IN CARRIERS
Fee - $5.00 per Animal
Rabies vaccine is good in both adult (over one year old) dogs and cats for three years if they have prior vaccination. Vaccine is good for only one year if animal is three months to one year old or one year for all dogs and cats with no prior vaccination. Vaccine is good for only one year for ferrets. Ferrets must be vaccinated annually. Animals must be three months old before a rabies vaccine can be given. Maryland law requires that each person who owns or keeps a dog, cat or ferret that is 4 months or older shall have the dog, cat or ferret vaccinated adequately against rabies.
Warning signs about harmful algae have been posted at Northwest Creek following water sampling
The Maryland Department of the Environment warns that conditions have been right this year for a harmful algal bloom at Northwest Creek. If there is an unnatural yellow-green color on the surface, avoid swimming or drinking the water. Keep children and pets away. Avoid areas of algae scum when boating and clean fish well and discard guts.
The Queen Anne's
County Department of Health, a local office of the Maryland
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, is dedicated to
protecting and promoting the health of its citizens through
quality services, in partnership with sister agencies and
206 N. Commerce Street
Centreville, Maryland 21617
In accordance with Federal and State mandates, DHMH prohibits discrimination in the delivery of services on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion or belief, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, political opinion or affiliation, and mental and/or physical disability.