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  • Free flu shots

    Free flu shots
    If you still haven't gotten your flu shot, there are two opportunities to get one - free of charge. MedStar Franklin Square will hold its 6th annual free seasonal flu vaccination clinic 9 a.m. Sunday at The Community College of Baltimore County's Essex...
  • Why flu shots won't give you the flu

    Why flu shots won't give you the flu
    It inevitably happens to people every flu season - they obediently get a flu shot only to catch the virus anyway. But don't blame the flu shot. Despite what many people believe, the flu shot doesn't cause the flu. The influenza viruses in the shot...
  • Flu declared epidemic by CDC

    Flu declared epidemic by CDC
    Federal health officials declared this season's flu outbreak an epidemic Friday as Maryland hospitals and clinics continued to treat unusually high numbers of patients for the virus and manufacturers reported low supplies of the vaccine to treat the...
  • To fight the flu, Upper Chesapeake Health to limit visitations

    Upper Chesapeake Health, owner of Harford County's two hospitals, is offering a flu vaccination clinic Saturday and restricting its visitation policy in order to protect its patients and to help control the spread of the flu this season. Effective Jan....
  • Gut bacteria linked to obesity-related health problems

    Gut bacteria linked to obesity-related health problems
    The answer to why some obese people develop diabetes and other health problems may be found not in just a love for junk food, but in the bacteria that thrive deep in the human gut. Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have...
  • Maryland State Fair organizers on alert for swine flu

    Maryland State Fair organizers on alert for swine flu
    As the state fair opens in Timonium, pigs that will be judged for prizes will also be under scrutiny from state veterinarians after an outbreak of swine flu nearly threatened to shut down the event. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene...
  • Hand washing isn't for everyone

    Hand washing isn't for everyone
    Most people know that hand washing is the most important method of preventing the spread of germs. Yet another new study says people still aren’t doing it enough. They also aren’t washing for long enough. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
  • Harford health official urges West Nile virus precautions

    A fatal West Nile virus case reported recently in Maryland is prompting the Harford County Health Department to ask residents to take precautions against contracting the potentially fatal disease, which is carried by mosquitoes from infected birds to...
  • Hearing impaired get boost at Hopkins clinic

    Hearing impaired get boost at Hopkins clinic
    Hearing aids have improved the quality of many people's lives, but most users have learned they are less than ideal in noisy environments. Going to the airport, store or doctor's office can be frustrating, said Dr. Frank R. Lin, a Johns Hopkins...
  • Golden Globe recaps, lots of football and the death of an information activist

    Golden Globe recaps, lots of football and the death of an information activist
    Justin Timberlake has released a small slice of his next album, "The 20/20 Experience," causing the New York Times to spin in circles spouting wardrobe puns. Also catching the Internet's eye over the weekend and this morning: Free speech advocate...
  • Ravens won't let flu take them down

    Ravens won't let flu take them down
    The worst flu outbreak in a decade hasn't spared the Ravens or other NFL players during the playoff season. Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was recovering from the flu while playing the Denver Broncos last week, while owner Steve Bisciotti couldn't make the...
  • HdG community yard sale is Saturday

    Shop, dear readers, The Havre de Grace Community-wide Yard Sale Saturday, Sept. 15, for bargains galore (rain date Sept. 16) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additions, check the HdG tourism website, hdgtourism.com, and download a list. Lots of good buys at: 226 N....