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DARLINGTON APPLE FESTIVAL

Friday, October 06, 2017

DARLINGTON, MD - It's fall and that means it's time for the Darlington Apple Festival. The festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 7.

The Darlington Apple Festival happens every year the first Saturday in October. It is a rain-or-shine event.

Here are all the things you need to know.

When: The Darlington Apple Festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.

What: Enjoy a day in the country with vendors, crafters, apples, produce, family activities, live musical entertainment and refreshments. Hay rides will be available behind Darlington United Methodist Church, 2118 Shuresville Road, Darlington, and so will pony rides. A cornhole tournament is also planned.

Live music will be provided by the following:

How Big: About 50,000 people attend the Darlington Apple Festival each year. The festival started in 1986.

What Not To Bring: Neither pets nor alcohol is permitted.

How To Get There

The Darlington Apple Festival is at 2120 Shuresville Road in Darlington.

Shuresville Road will be closed at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Shuttle service to the festival will be available at Chesapeake Harley-Davidson (4600 Thunder Court), the Darlington firehouse (2600 Castleton Road) and the field across from the High's gas station (4585 Conowingo Road).

Handicapped parking is on the grounds of Darlington Elementary School. To get there from MD Route 161/Darlington Road, take a right onto Old Quaker Road and then proceed on School Road. Signs for handicapped parking will be posted.

By Elizabeth Janney (Patch Staff)

2017-2018 TAXES

Thursday, July 06, 2017

ATTENTION BALTIMORE COUNTY HOMEOWNERS

URGENT AND IMPORTANT


Baltimore County has sent out incorrect bills for your 2017-2018 Taxes.   This was done in error.   The county has said they will be sending out corrected bills and will be extending the discounted dates.   Please take caution with your bill and make sure you are paying the proper amount.   If you have an escrow and your mortgage company is paying the taxes, please notify them about the error.    

Protect Yourself from Hospital Infections

Thursday, March 24, 2016

How To Protect Yourself From Hospital Infections

 

            People check into hospitals to overcome illness, but these supposedly sterile environments can also expose you to many germs. Luckily, there are several things you can do to protect your health if you happen to land in the hospital:

 

  1. Research your chosen hospital.  Educate yourself about laws in your state designed to create safer, healthier hospitals (hospitalinfectionrates.org), then find out what your hospital has done to control infections.  Your state’s health department can advise where you can find specific hospital statistics.

  2. Practice appropriate hand washing.  Ask that your doctors, nurses, and visitors wash their hands before touching you or items in your room.  Gloves offer a false sense of security and can be contaminated if put on by germ-infested hands.

  3. Eat from clean plates.  Consume food that has only touched the clean plate on which it is delivered.  Don’t set food on a meal tray or any other surface.

  4. Avoid contact with sick people.  This includes not just other patients but also family and friends who may be ill.

  5. Keep tubes to a minimum.  Catheters, IVs, and other tubes offer a direct line into your body.  If possible, skip them; but also ask to have all tubes removed as soon as possible after surgery.

  6. Go home.  The longer you stay in the hospital after surgery, the more likely you are to develop an infection.  Before being admitted, work with your doctor to create a recovery plan you can tackle right away in order to get out of the hospital as soon as possible.

 

Find more information about staying safe at safepatientproject.org.

Arthritis or Joint Pain

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

            Do you have an ache in your wrists, knees, or ankles that makes it difficult to do simple things like type or walk up stairs?  Everyone experiences some type of joint pain in their lives, but is it arthritis?  Though you may associate arthritis with older people, it can affect anyone at any time in life – even children.  The most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis, will affect 1 in 6 people in their lifetimes. 

If you are experiencing joint pain, here are ways to manage the symptoms and live a normal life:

  • Exercise and move around the right way.  Though you may believe otherwise, inactivity can actually make the pain and loss of movement experienced with joint pain or arthritis worse.  Low-impact activity, stretching, and exercise like yoga or walking keeps your joints loose and improves blood flow to damaged tissue.
  • Avoid repetitive motion.  High-impact activities like running, or repetitive motions like swinging a tennis racket can make pain worse.  Instead, do gradual strength-building exercises to build muscle around the joints.
  • Try massage and hot/cold therapy.  Massage can help relieve symptoms and lift your mood, so a monthly session can be beneficial.  Try a heating pad or hot bath or shower to help ease pain as well.  Ice packs can help with swelling after exercise.

If you’ve been diagnosed with arthritis, there are ways to ease pain:

  • Pain medications that also reduce inflammation (NSAIDs) can help.  Check with your doctor for other available options. 
  • Reduce pressure on painful joints.  Buying a better mattress, losing a few pounds, and being careful to do the right exercises to reduce the strain on your joints can all help. 
  • Keep your body healthy with a diet including fish (twice a week), nuts (about a handful and a half daily) and olive oil (2-3 Tbsp./day) which all contain omega-3 fatty acids to help reduce inflammation.

Flu Vaccines

Friday, January 11, 2013

If your family members or someone else you know are still in need of a influenza vaccine, please send them to Harford Mall this Saturday, January 12 for a vaccine.

Community Outreach will be giving flu vaccinations from 10am to 1pm this Saturday, January 12. We will be located near Yankee Candle. The cost is $20 per vaccine.

Both fluMist and the flu shot will be available in limited quantities.

Both children (6 months and above) and adults are welcome to be vaccinated.

If you need more information or have any questions please call HealthLink at ext. 4257 or 1-800-515-0044

Preventing Illness in 2012

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The holidays are now in full swing and most people have been busily preparing for family and friends.  Along with the holidays normally comes along with illness of some sort.  Most people tend to think of the flu.  The flu is manageable for most people however it can be severe or even deadly. It is highly contagious and is spread throughout the air via coughing, sneezing, or talking.  Most people begin spreading the disease about 1 day prior to showing symptoms, and may continue to be contagious up to 1 week after the symptoms have presented.

 

Signs and symptoms of the flu may be mild to severe.  The most common symptoms are fevers/chills, fatigue, headache, body aches, stuffy or runny nose, coughing, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.  People who have the flu normally do not have all the symptoms but a combination of symptoms.  More severe symptoms may differ from child to adult.  If you have a child that is experiencing fast or trouble breathing. fever with a rash, lack of interest to play or interact, doesn't want to be touched or held, decreased fluid intake, bluish skim coloration, or mild flu-like symptoms that improve but return with a worse fever and cough take them to the closest ER.  If you experience difficulty breathing, sudden dizziness, confusion, pain/pressure in chest/abdomen, severe or persistent vomiting, or mild flu-like symptoms that improve but return with a worse fever or cough then go to the closest ER. 

 

The best way to prevent getting the flu is to wash your hands with soap and water for 20 secs.  Those in the medical field are taught in school to sing the alphabet song while washing.  If soap and water are not available then use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.  The second best way to prevent the flu is to get the flu vaccine.  Some people however are not good candidates for getting the flu vaccine, so make sure you consult your doctor before getting one.  The flu vaccine will introduce your body to a non-harmful strain, which will cause your body to build a memory of the strain.  When the body builds up this memory, it will know how to fight against the real virus to prevent getting sick or will prevent the more severe symptoms which could be deadly.  Try to get plenty of rest,drink plenty of fluids, and exercise during the winter months.  This will help keep your immune system in top shape to fight off any infections you may get.  Also, try to stay away from people who are coughing and sneezing.

 

Not everyone may be able to prevent the flu this year.  If you do get sick your best and fastest way to recovery is to stay home from work or school.  That will prevent others from catching it from you.  Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and get lots of sleep.  Take over the counter medicine as needed and as directed by the manufacturer.  Most people can manage symptoms by abiding by those tips, but feel free to consult your doctor if you are concerned or your symptoms get worse.  However, if you do present with mild symptoms and still go into work, make sure you wash your hands often with soap and water.  You should cover you sneezes and coughs.  The most efficient way to do this  is by sneezing or coughing into your bent elbow.  If you use a tissue to cover you sneeze/cough or to blow your nose, wash your hands immediately afterwards.  Disinfect your work area by wiping down your phone, keyboard, doorknobs, and other workplace equipment.

 

If you have any other concerns or questions contact your doctor's office, your local health department, or the cdc. I hope you now have the information needed to keep you and your family healthy.  Have a Happy, Safe, and HEALTHY New Year!


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