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Prince George's County Maryland Health Department Prince George's County

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Managing Your Health

The 20743 zip code leads Prince Georges County in the number of diagnoses of cardiovascular disease, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and low birth weight. But there's good news, this is changing now! Below are some of the resources available to improve your health and the health of your family.

A Healthy Pregnancy

Quick Tips

  • Avoid Alcohol
  • Do Not Smoke or Use Drugs
  • Get Pre-Natal Care

More Information:

  • Steps to a Healthier Me and Baby-to-Be
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Keep Your Heart Disease in Check

Quick Tips

  • Do Not Smoke or Use Tobacco
  • Get out and walk 3-4 times a week
  • Eat a Heart Healthy Diet

More Information

  • Heart Disease Factsheet
  • Or visit:

Control Asthma

Quick Tips

  • Check Your House for Mold
  • Learn How to Use an Inhaler
  • Do Not Smoke Around Individuals with Asthma

More Information

  • Asthma Brochure
  • Or visit:

Managing Diabetes

Quick Tips

  • Replace One Snack Per Day with a Piece of Fruit
  • Get Regular Exercise, Walk a Flight of Stairs at Lunch
  • Eat 3 to 5 Servings of Whole Grains Daily

More Information

  • Take Charge of Your Diabetes Booklet
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Lower Your Blood Pressure

Quick Tips

  • Reduce Your Salt Intake
  • Do an Aerobic Exercise You Enjoy, like Bicycling, Swimming, or Dancing
  • Reduce Stress, Try Breathing Exercises, Yoga, Journaling, or Meditation

More Information

  • High Blood Pressure Factsheet
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Prince George's County
Health Department

1701 McCormick Drive
Largo, Maryland 20774

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Health Enterprise Zone
Funding for the Prince George's County Health Enterprise Zone Initiative is provided by the State of Maryland, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission.