| Sep 2, 2012
| 12:57 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Area hospitals are coping with a surge of patients with achy bodies, fevers and sore throats as the nation grapples with a flu season that has hit earlier and harder than usual.
The flu virus is unpredictable, so no one knows when the outbreak will...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Maryland has confirmed its first cases of seasonal influenza, state health officials announced Friday, several months earlier than last season.
Four children in the Baltimore region have laboratory-confirmed cases. One was hospitalized, but all are doing...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:47 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Every flu season, doctors instruct their patients in the basics of respiratory etiquette: To limit spread of the disease, wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough and practice good hygiene.
The practices are based on the belief that the flu and...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 3:08 PM
A Baltimore area child who died in December has tested positive for influenza, state health officials announced Friday, declaring it the first pediatric flu death in Maryland this winter.
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene declined to release...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:49 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:25 PM
It's flu season in Baltimore.
A few days after Christmas, Baltimore resident Kathleen Dudley began experiencing telltale signs of the flu — fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, cough and overall exhaustion.
"The worst part — the fever...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:54 PM
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...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:15 PM
As children, our parents take us to the doctor every year, like clockwork.
As we get older, regular checkups often fall by the wayside. But they shouldn't. For adults, checkups, preventative screenings and vaccinations are vital to living healthy,...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:30 AM
The flu can strike people starting in October, so Maryland health officials are rolling out their flu vaccine clinics. People can also get flu shots at most pharmacies, doctors' offices and sometimes at work. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Wait, I thought the Governor was supposed to be some super a-hole, like in the comic books, where he was a raping, murdering, torturing psychopath?
In Sunday night's episode of The Walking Dead, we finally meet the gov', and he comes across as a stand-up...