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  • NIH superbug outbreak a warning for local hospitals

    NIH superbug outbreak a warning for local hospitals
    Much of Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Jason Farley's recent research has focused on an evolving medical crisis: How to stop the spread of bacteria that have adapted immunity to most antibiotics. To stop it the medical community needs to track it. He's...
  • Clarksville: Robinson Nature Center hangs bird art by local youngsters

    This brief column is coming to you from Pigeon Forge, Tenn., where I am vacationing with grandchildren Hailey and Joel Sanford and their parents, Russell and Melissa. I hope you are having a delightfully busy summer, too. Visit the Robinson Nature Center...
  • More people visiting retail clinics for medical care

    More people visiting retail clinics for medical care
    Not so long ago mixing a shopping trip with a visit to the doctor might not have crossed most people's minds. But the concept has caught on quickly. Clinics located in drug stores, supermarket and retail stores are attracting a rapidly growing number of...
  • 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...
  • Hopkins, Walgreens partner on East Baltimore pharmacy

    Hopkins, Walgreens partner on East Baltimore pharmacy
    Johns Hopkins Medicine and Walgreens are collaborating on a new drugstore that is expected to open by the end of the year in East Baltimore, the partners announced Thursday. "We'll hopefully use the store to develop programs, deliver them to the...
  • Flu clinics planned in Bel Air Friday and Saturday, Harford hospital visitation limits continue

    Flu clinics planned in Bel Air Friday and Saturday, Harford hospital visitation limits continue
    Harford County residents who have yet to get their flu shots will have another chance to get them this Friday and Saturday. The Harford County Health Department is offering a free vaccination clinic Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Harford County Council's...
  • Hopkins epidemiologist tracing outbreak of SARS-like disease

    Hopkins epidemiologist tracing outbreak of SARS-like disease
    Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Dr. Trish Perl traveled halfway around the world last month to trace the outbreak of a deadly SARS-like disease in Saudi Arabia that's spreading. She and two colleagues pored over hospital records, tracking the spread of...
  • The fixable flaws of America's civil justice system

    The fixable flaws of America's civil justice system
    Our civil justice system is obsessed with multimillion-dollar personal injury, antitrust and politically charged cases. It is unmoved by ordinary cases. Every day, it denies justice to ordinary Americans who are in need. The late U.S. Chief Justice Warren...
  • 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...
  • Don't let the sun catch you tanning

    Don't let the sun catch you tanning
    I am a member of the baby oil generation. Half a century ago, we spent our summers at the pool, slick with a kind of fluid magnifying glass that turned our skin red, then brown. You wouldn't have been caught dead without a suntan back in the day. And...
  • The sniffling and coughing season

    The sniffling and coughing season
    Flu season is upon us again, but authorities say it won't exhibit as mild a form this year as in seasons past. On Friday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially declared flu an epidemic in Maryland and 46 other states, meaning...
  • Get ready for stomach flu season!

    Get ready for stomach flu season!
    Get ready parents! Stomach flu season is here — and it isn’t going to be fun. Unlike the common cold, the stomach flu (or gastroenteritis) manifests itself in some pretty ugly ways. Anyone who has had it, or has seen a child go through it,...