| Mar 16, 2012
World TB Day
The Department of Health observes World TB Day March 24 with a display in the lobby of the Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. Tuberculosis, a disease caused by bacteria, is transmitted through the air, usually by...
| Mar 23, 2012
Baltimore Washington Medical Center will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the hospital, 301 Hospital Drive. The bloodmobile will be outside the Discharge Lobby. Information: 410-787-4367....
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:00 AM
A public health advocacy group is calling on Maryland’s hospitals to stop handing out free infant formula to new mothers because it can encourage them to give up on breastfeeding.
Public Citizen says the distribution done by at least two-thirds...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:45 AM
I grew up in a Democratic home. My Dad was always very aware of what was happening in government. We have copies of letters Dad wrote to the politicians of his day and the responses he received. Dad kept a chart on the fridge of all the local, state and...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 9:32 AM
The timing was perfect.
A day after journalist Sarah Kelber launched her family blog “Homefront,” a major news story hit that was the ultimate fodder for a parenting-themed discussion.
The story on the cover of Time was about attachment...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 3:14 PM
State health officials have revised recommendations for hospitals after receiving nearly 130 comments on an initital draft on the issue.
In an effort to improve breastfeeding rates The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is working to make...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 12:57 PM
With so many things to think about, expectant mothers sometimes neglect their teeth, but this can have implications for their unborn babies. In response, the advocacy group Maryland Dental Action Coalition is educating women about proper oral hygiene...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Maryland maintained a record low infant mortality rate for the second year in a row, statistics cheered by state leaders, though the rate continued to outpace the national average.
The statistic shows deaths among infants under a year old and was 6.7...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 9:30 AM
The National Institutes of Health is expanding its safe infant sleep outreach campaign to include ways to reduce not only sudden infant death syndrome but all causes of infant death.
The “Back to Sleep” campaign was launched in 1994 to...
| May 10, 2012
| 11:40 AM
I’m not anti-attachment parenting by any means. I’m what-works-for-my-family-works-for-us-and-what-works-for-you-works-for-you, a philosophy that is flexible but has way too many hyphens.
It happens that attachment parenting wasn’t...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 10:02 AM
In May, Time magazine made a splash featuring an attractive woman breastfeeding her three year-old on its cover. The accompanying article suggested that battles over parenting decisions, including how long to breastfeed a child, pit mothers against one...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 7:38 AM
As a very pregnant and very red Kim storms out of a brunch date with the other women, this episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," just may mark the end of Kim's relationship with the rest of the women.
She attempted to wiggle her way out of...