Tag Archives: Health Department

Survey Says! Health Department Poll Shows Teen Habits on Alcohol, Pot, Tobacco and Pills

In July, a young woman was critically injured in a Riva home during a teen drinking party. After she arrived at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Anne Arundel County Police went to the address and found a number of teens under the influence and broke up the party. But just how many teens in the county […]

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County Health Department Finds Rabid Racoon at Downs Park in Pasadena

Although this raccoon with rabies was found in Pasadena, I wanted to post it because people from South County go up there. In fact, I take my kids to Downs Park to watch the freighters and other ships as they head into Baltimore. We also like to check out the injured birds and animals at […]

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West Nile Virus Confirmed in Baltimore Metro Area

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health issued a community health alert on Monday, warning citizens of several confirmed human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in the Baltimore metropolitan area. These are the first confirmed cases of WNV in Maryland in 2013. The Department of Health reminds county residents to take precautions to protect […]

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AA Health Department to Host District 7 Health Care Reform Forum

Anne Arundel County Health Department announced on Friday that the department will host three “Health Care Reform” public forums so that the public can learn about insurance coverage, tax credits and subsidies, available health care services for adults and children, consumer assistance and important dates. The forums are free and will allow county residents to […]

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Beverly Beach, Londontown Beaches Closed to Swimming for High Bacteria

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has issued swimming advisories for Beverly Beach (Chesapeake Bay) and Londontown (South River). These advisories also advise against direct water contact. The advisory was issued after high bacterial levels were found in water samples taken on June 6 and June 13. Advisory signs from the Department of Health […]

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Operation Clearwater Helps Homeowner Associations Check Swimming Areas for Bacteria

The South River Federation, in cooperation with Dr. Sally Horner at Anne Arundel Community College and Riverkeeper Diana Muller, is launching Operation Clearwater-South River. The project will monitor swimming/recreational areas for enterococci bacteria, (an indicator of fecal pollution). The effort will provide a reliable indicator of contamination in swimming and recreational waters. Really, you don’t […]

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