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The news that the Central Intelligence Agency had been running a fake vaccination program in Pakistan first surfaced in 2011 and quickly ignited fears that the covert operation could compromise the global campaign to eradicate polio. Late last month, a...
Howard County is home to a wealth of nonprofits serving a wide array of needs. Some of the organizations are assisting people in crisis, others are providing specialized services for underserved demographic groups and many are offering educational...
When Alan Shackelford's ankles would swell up, he brushed it off as another sign of getting older — only to find out it was a symptom of something much worse. The 59-year-old Windsor Mill man was shocked when his doctor recently diagnosed him...
Healthy living The Baltimore Washington Medical Center will present a discussion of diabetes prevention, exercise to achieve weight loss, and how to lower blood pressure and cholesterol from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 6 and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. June...
In conjunction with the observance of National Public Health Week from April 2-8, 2012, the Harford County Health Department urges individuals to engage in better health practices as a way of improving the health status of families, neighborhoods,...
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A New Windsor tavern turned inn, dating back to the early 19th century, is among the state's "endangered" historical properties, according to Preservation Maryland, a statewide advocacy group. The Dielman Inn in New Windsor, located at Main and High...
An 1872 building in Cockeysville that was built to house poor people who had communicable diseases is now facing an unhealthy future itself, and is on a newly released list of "endangered" or threatened historic properties in Maryland. The "Pest House,"...
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...
Tobacco sales compliance The health department's Learn to Live program offers to retailers a tobacco sales compliance kit. The kit includes a training guide that explains Maryland's tobacco laws. It's illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the...
The Modesto BeeSeventeen bodies were removed from a downtown Modesto funeral home Friday after accusations that the business was taking too long to cremate them. Dr. John Walker, Stanislaus County's public health officer, said he suspended permits for burial or...
The Lebanon Daily StarThere is a growing risk of outbreaks of bacterial infections, including typhoid fever and possibly even cholera, among Syrian refugees living in poor sanitary conditions, medical workers warned, as Lebanon's imminent summer ushers in swelteringly hot...
Tri-City HeraldA Pasco baby is being treated to prevent rabies after she was bitten twice by a rabid bat last weekend on her grandparents' deck. Derek and Melissa Anderson learned Tuesday afternoon that the bat had tested positive for rabies. But they had taken...
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