Category archives for: Health and Wellness

Maryland’s Underage College Students More Likely to Drink Booze


A new study says the difference between Maryland and other states on underage college drinking is significant. Read More >>

Free Talks on the Affordable Care Act


Join Virginia Brown, DrPH, MA, FSC Educator at Maryland Extension Service as she discusses the Affordable Care Act. The Act was passed in 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court in the summer of 2012. The new rules and regulations are being rolled out and have to be fully available by the end of 2014. However, there is […]

Locally Grown Produce Featured During Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week


In recognition of Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week, September 17-21, 2012, Carroll County Public Schools is featuring locally grown produce from Carroll County and surrounding areas at all 43 school locations. Signage will accompany the products when possible actually identifying the farm from which it was purchased. Among the local products featured are watermelons and […]

Carroll Hospital Looking to Expand


Carroll Hospital is attempting to raise $20 million in order to fund a cancer center among other initiatives.  $5 million was donated by the Kahlert foundation based out of Taneytown.  For more information on the five initiatives of the campaign or to learn how to participate, please contact the Carroll Hospital Center Foundation at 410-871-6200 or visit

Carroll County Government Finalist ~ Healthiest Employers Awards


 Carroll County Government was recently recognized as a finalist in the 2nd Annual Baltimore Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers contest. This special awards ceremony recognized companies whose policies and initiatives promote the health and well-being of employees. Carroll County Government’s Wellness Committee is committed to helping employee’s live healthier lives by providing the tools and knowledge […]

5K Race Added to Wine Festival


The race is being organized by Endurance Maryland LLC and aims to bring wine and exercise together to promote a healthy lifestyle. The race will begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Robert Moton Center, at 300 S. Center St. in Westminster, with the course looping back to finish at the same […]

Physical Activity Encouraged for Seniors at Center


Programs at the South Carroll Senior and Community Center are helping seniors to stay active.  Terry Serio, a nutrition educator for the University of Maryland Carroll County Extension Office, hosts nutrition talks at each senior and community center in the county once every month.  Serio will be giving her next talk on Sept. 11, and […]

Maryland State Fair swine flue precautions

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With the various animals involved in the Maryland state fair, officials are being extra caucious about risks concerning the swine flu. There have been 6 cases reported in Queen Anne’s County and they are not willing to risk any more… Read more

Living Well…Take Charge of Your Health, offered in Sykesville

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Living Well…Take Charge of Your Health, is a chronic disease self management program (CDSMP) from Stanford University. The program is open to adults experiencing chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain, heart disease, stroke or cancer. Family members, friends and caregivers are also encouraged to participate. Workshops are facilitated by […]

40 Miles for Autism


We’ve all heard of 20/20 vision, but Westminster resident Mike Shelah has a 40/40/40 vision.  On May 19, 2012, Mike will turn 40 years old.  He has set a goal to lose 40 pounds and to be able to run a 40 mile marathon by that date.  In doing so, he hopes to raise money […]

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