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  • 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...
  • Hospitals seeing large number of patients with flu symptoms

    Hospitals seeing large number of patients with flu symptoms
    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...
  • Maryland confirms first flu cases

    Maryland confirms first flu cases
    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...
  • 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...
  • UM researchers study how flu is spread

    UM researchers study how flu is spread
    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...
  • Maryland child dies from flu

    Maryland child dies from flu
    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...
  • 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...
  • Flu 411: What everyone needs to know

    Flu 411: What everyone needs to know
    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...
  • 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...
  • By forgoing vaccines, adults leave themselves vulnerable to diseases and viral infections

    By forgoing vaccines, adults leave themselves vulnerable to diseases and viral infections
    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,...
  • Where to find local flu clinics

    Where to find local flu clinics
    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...
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap, episode 303: 'Walk With Me'

    'The Walking Dead' recap, episode 303: 'Walk With Me'
    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...