June 25, 2022

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Learn More About Tick-Borne Diseases

Tick-Borne Diseases

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is joining the St. Mary’s County Health Department in educating the public about the potential dangers of Tick-Borne Diseases and illnesses. 

Lyme Action Tool Kits Bring Honors

Lyme Action Tool Kits

Staff at the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services’ Northern Senior Activity Center were recognized on June 11 with a Program of Excellence Award: Honorable Mention in the Nutrition and Health Promotions Category from the Maryland Association of Senior Centers for Lyme Action Tool Kits.

Lyme 10 Times More Prevalent Than Reported

Maryland is one of the 13 states accounting for 96 percent of Lyme disease; half its victims never know they’ve been bitten; a quarter continue suffering years after testing negative for the causative bacteria.