Breast Cancer - What You Should Know
Breast Cancer - What You Should Know
Breast Cancer - What You Should Know
Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health
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Get active!
Get active!
What are trans fats?
What are trans fats?
What are trans fats?
Help your child's asthma
Help your child's asthma
Help your child's asthma
Learn More About the Bay Restoration Fund Grant
Learn More About the Bay Restoration Fund Grant
Learn More About the Bay Restoration Fund Grant
Current Food Recalls & Alerts
Current Food Recalls & Alerts
Current Food Recalls & Alerts

Community Health Matters

Breast Cancer – What You Should Know

Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women.  About 41,000 women and 450 men in the U.S. die each year from breast cancer. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. Most women who are 50 to 74 years old should have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, or think you have a higher … [Read More...]

Our Mission

The St. Mary’s County Health Department is working to promote a healthy community by:

  • Informing and empowering our residents about public health issues;

  • Continuing to strengthen community partnerships;

  • Managing open, efficient, and effective culturally sensitive programs to assure adequate public health services;

  • Monitoring health status and developing policies to address public health issues;

  • Maintaining a safe and healthy environment; and

  • Preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.