5 tips to help you keep your New Year's Resolutions
5 tips to help you keep your New Year's Resolutions
5 tips to help you keep your New Year's Resolutions
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Naloxone training is available to the community!
Naloxone training is available to the community!
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Community Health Matters

Five Tips to Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions!

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions on January 1st, only to throw in the towel by February. According to research from the University of Scranton, while about 45% of people make New Year’s resolutions, only 8% of people succeed. Here are some tricks that can help you actually keep your New Year’s resolutions: Set short-term realistic goals and try to change only one behavior at a time. Set small attainable goals throughout the year … [Read More...]

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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;

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