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The Anne Arundel County Council is considering requiring pool operators to keep defibrillators among their safety equipment. "The most important job of government is to protect public health and safety, and this legislation is a common-sense solution...
Tags: American Red Cross, Crofton
Maryland health officials want the state's hospitals to play a larger role in encouraging mothers to breast-feed in the crucial hours after they give birth, as growing evidence points to the health benefits of feeding babies human milk. The Maryland...
Cigarette consumption has gone down since 2008, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But other tobacco use has gone up. That includes use of pipe tobacco for roll-you-own cigarettes and cigarette-like cigars, the agency...
A recent article on tobacco use pointed out that although cigarette smoking has gone down nationally, the use of cigars and other non-cigarette tobacco products has gone up over the past few years ("Cigarette use down, other tobacco up, CDC says," Aug. 3)...
Four Maryland hospitals are offering free hepatitis C testing to at least 1,750 patients who may have been exposed to the viral disease by a traveling medical technician, as state officials launch a broad regulatory review in response to the case. The...
Baltimore BioWorks is John Powers's third biotech company — and the one that he says he's most excited about. The 56-year-old Ellicott City doctor built a career in biotechnology, working for the Centers for Disease Control and the National...
Raquel Rojas has never worked for a company that gave her paid sick leave. Sometimes even unpaid leave isn't on offer. The Baltimore resident said a restaurant that employed her as a line cook three years ago stopped scheduling her for work after she...
On July 1, the Community College of Baltimore County will ban the use of tobacco products on its campuses except in designated areas. The University System of Maryland implemented a smoking ban with a vote by its Board of Regents on June 22, according to...
WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Monday to be mostly sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 92 and north winds between 5 and 8 miles per hour. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation. Forecasters are warning that afternoon...
"TWEEEEEET!" The shrill sound of the lifeguard's whistle should stop dozens of wet little feet right in their tracks. But does it? According to lifeguards, not always. With hordes of sunscreened swimmers flocking to pools and beaches around Baltimore,...
Tags: Family, Injuries and Wounds, First Aid, Diving, Heart Failure
The heat wave continues and officials are reminding people to check on their older family members and neighbors because they can be particularly vulnerable. More than 1,500 people die every year from excessive heat, according to the National Oceanic...
Of all the city's neighborhoods, Upton/Druid Heights ranks lowest in life expectancy, with AIDS as the fourth-leading cause of death. The Rev. Frank M. Reid III, pastor of Bethel AME Church in the heart of the neighborhood, is well aware of the...
Tags: Druid Hill, HIV, Diseases and Illnesses, AIDS, Music
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