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  • NIH to launch Ebola vaccine trials in humans

    NIH to launch Ebola vaccine trials in humans
    The National Institutes of Health has announced the first clinical trial of a vaccine to protect healthy people from infection by the Ebola virus, which is responsible for an estimated 1,550 deaths throughout West Africa. NIH Director Francis Collins...
  • Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]

    Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]
    This month more than 50 million American children will report to our public and elementary school systems to begin another school year, bringing with them not only new books, laptops, smartphones and iPads, but also their parents' hopes and dreams for a...
  • Baltimore County school board called a learning experience

    Baltimore County school board called a learning experience
    Two years from now, the southwestern portion of Baltimore County will be home to three new 700-seat elementary schools and a fourth that will have expanded to become a 750-seat elementary school. Those changes will be made to address a growing...
  • Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions

    Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions
    As the Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered. But colleagues of a doctor in Sierra...
  • Avoiding ticks is key to preventing Lyme disease

    Avoiding ticks is key to preventing Lyme disease
    Robin Ann Wolfender was infected with Lyme disease in 1979, when she was a 19-year-old summer camp counselor at Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont. Just five years earlier, the tick-borne disease had been named for the Connecticut town where children were...
  • Music festival to benefit Lyme research, awareness

    Music festival to benefit Lyme research, awareness
    Musicians will sing and strum and play the harmonica Thursday night in Annapolis night to raise funds — and awareness — for Lyme disease. Headlining the Ticked Off Music Fest will be Les Stroud, a TV survivalist and musician from Canada. He'...
  • Md. requires new shots for kindergarten, 7th grade

    Md. requires new shots for kindergarten, 7th grade
    Students entering kindergarten and seventh grade in Maryland will have to add new shots to their lists of things to do before heading back to school this month. Vaccines required for all school-age children in Maryland include tetanus, diphtheria,...
  • Looking Out: With Robin Williams' death, an LGBT icon falls to a familiar threat

    Looking Out: With Robin Williams' death, an LGBT icon falls to a familiar threat
    His eccentricity, boundary-pushing bravado and brilliant knack for flamboyance could have all made it so on their own, but it was perhaps Robin Williams' way of taking up queer characters with just the right balance of warmth and pitch-perfect irreverence...
  • In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness

    In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness
    Physicians, public health officials and mental health advocates hope the death of Robin Williams will bring new attention to suicide, the little-discussed and less-understood phenomenon that now ranks among the top 10 causes of death in the United States....
  • Destroying smallpox stocks would leave U.S. vulnerable to infection [Commentary]

    Destroying smallpox stocks would leave U.S. vulnerable to infection [Commentary]
    Since smallpox was eradicated from the human population in 1980, the only labs permitted and known to currently have stocks of the virus are the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga., and VECTOR, a Soviet-era bioweapon lab that now carries out...
  • Secondary drowning explained

    Secondary drowning explained
    As kids spend time in the water, officials warn parents to keep a close watch to ensure children don't drown. But there is another condition parents should know about: secondary drowning. It afflicts children who survive a near-drowning incident. And...
  • Health Risk Assessment a key to wellness [Senior Circles]

    Are you aware that under Medicare you are entitled to an annual wellness visit to your primary care physician once every 12 months? Even though Medicare does not cover a routine physical exam, it does pay for the annual wellness visit, which comes under...