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Swine Flu

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  • Md. should go slow on mandatory sick leave

    Most of us likely take paid sick leave for granted. It accumulates over time, and we dip into the account when there's an injury or illness that prevents us from going to work, whether for a day or, as in the case of a serious malady, for much longer....
  • 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...
  • More on Miss USA Maryland Nana Meriwether

    More on Miss USA Maryland Nana Meriwether
    Miss Maryland, you did us proud. Sunday night in Las Vegas, 27-year-old Nana Meriwether, from Potomac, finished as the runner-up in the 2012 Miss USA pageant. The title went to Miss Rhode Island, 20-year-old Olivia Culpo. Clearly, Meriwether didn't lose...
  • Funding for regional disaster operations on chopping block

    When Howard County decided it wanted a system for disseminating emergency information to its citizens via text message, it tapped into a pool of federal funding to create NotifyMeHoward, which launched in November. When the H1N1 flu virus posed serious...
  • Federal funding for regional disaster preparedness in doubt

    If a tanker truck full of dangerous chemicals flipped on Interstate 695 in Baltimore County, a locally based, highly trained and well-equipped hazardous materials unit would be able to respond in a flash. When the H1N1 flu virus posed serious threats...
  • Funds for regional disaster preparedness facing cuts

    If a large-scale terror attack were to occur in the Port of Baltimore, responders from Carroll and other counties would be able to coordinate assistance efforts with city responders — thanks in large part to the region's Central Maryland Area...
  • Meggett, often a confounding personality, must carry the Terps

    Meggett, often a confounding personality, must carry the Terps
    New Maryland football coach Randy Edsall has three preset buttons on his car radio: sports talk, news talk and country. But none of those options appealed to Davin Meggett, the fourth-year captain who Edsall says will be his "workhorse" running back this...
  • Flu season off to a slow start; vaccine still available

    Flu season off to a slow start; vaccine still available
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that flu cases have begun to creep up in February, making it one of the latest starts to the influenza season in almost three decades. There are a few flu strains circulating, including H1N1, but...
  • Calvert County family members all had the flu

    Calvert County family members all had the flu
    State health officials say today that lab tests confirm all four members of a Calvert County family striken with a severe respiratory illness in recent weeks had the H3N2 strain of influenza A, a strain of the flu that has been going around this season....
  • Funeral held for Calvert County family stricken with flu

    Funeral held for Calvert County family stricken with flu
    Lou Ruth Blake was the family's matriarch who sang in the church choir and organized gospel shows. Lowell Frederick Blake liked to make people laugh. Venessa Marie Blake was the ardent churchgoer with a contagious smile. All three family members died...
  • After slow start, flu season ramps up in Maryland

    After slow start, flu season ramps up in Maryland
    It's nearly spring, temperatures in the 70s, yet the flu waited until now to ramp up in Maryland, killing three members of a Calvert County family. Usually, flu season strikes earlier. By this time last year, the flu had been widespread and had already...
  • 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...