| Mar 19, 2012
| 12:57 PM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched an ad campaign to show the damage done from smoking to smokers and their families.
The ads began March 19 on television, radio, online and billboards, as well as in theaters, magazines and...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 3:56 PM
A society is at its worst when it leaves its most vulnerable citizens exposed so that its most powerful can hide from ugly realities. In the case of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' ruling to reject the Food and Drug Administration's...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Maryland has taken great pride in the state's leadership in health care. Thus, it seems out of character that Maryland still has not joined the vast majority of states in allowing consumers to receive a wide range of Center for Disease Control (CDC)...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 4:31 PM
The Baltimore housing department received a $2.9 million federal grant Friday to clean up poisonous lead paint found in the walls of thousands of city buildings.
Baltimore will receive $2.9 million from the federal government to fix lead-paint hazards in...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 1:41 PM
They don't drive the Batmobile or shoot webbing from their wrists, but the heroic deeds of several civilians in Catonsville would have no doubt impressed even Batman and Spiderman.
Catonsville residents Noelle Nivens, 7, and Devin Klaburner, 11, each...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 3:51 PM
One in 88 American children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The rate is 23 percent higher than one the agency released three years ago. Federal officials said some...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:16 AM
Today's forecast calls for increasing clouds and a high temperature near 61 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy tonight, with a chance of showers, and a low temperature around 50 degrees.
Check our traffic map for this morning's issues...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Johns Hopkins intensive care nurse Nelly E. Lopez spends so much of her workday monitoring patient distress alarms that she sometimes hears phantom beeps even when she is no longer on the job.
Hopkins doctors say Lopez's "alarm fatigue" shows what is...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 2:43 PM
State health officials are warning Marylanders that baby rabbits, turtles, chicks, ducklings and other animals popular around the Easter holiday can spread salmonella and other harmful bacteria to people.
Since September 2001, six people in Maryland have...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 3:10 PM
Eight people in Maryland are among 93 across the country who have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak with a possible link to sushi, according to state health officials.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began investigating the...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:00 AM
A public health advocacy group is calling on Maryland’s hospitals to stop handing out free infant formula to new mothers because it can encourage them to give up on breastfeeding.
Public Citizen says the distribution done by at least two-thirds...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:37 AM
According to the Maryland State Department of Education, there were 3,818 incidents of bullying in Maryland schools during the 2009-2010 school year, and reports of bullying have been increasing over the past three years. The harmful results of this...