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  • 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...
  • Drug overdose: the quiet epidemic

    Drug overdose: the quiet epidemic
    For all the attention that violent crime gets in the media, the average American is much more likely to die from another largely preventable tragedy. Fatal drug overdoses have risen sharply in recent years. In Congress this month, Maryland Rep. Donna F....
  • Belly fat most harmful to health

    Belly fat most harmful to health
    Someone with a lot of belly fat has a higher risk of death than those who are obese, a new study suggests. "We knew from previous research that central obesity is bad, but what is new in this research is that the distribution of the fat is very important...
  • Two more meningitis cases in Maryland

    Maryland health officials said Monday that two more patients have developed meningitis in the state after receiving a steroid injection for back pain in an outbreak that has hit nearly two dozen states. Both patients are alive, but no additional...
  • Almost 13 percent of Marylanders uninsured

    Those who are poor, minorities and living on the Eastern Shore, Baltimore City or Prince George’s County are more likely to be uninsured, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday. The Small Area Health Insurance...
  • Two more in Md. diagnosed with meningitis

    Maryland health officials said Monday that two more people in the state have developed meningitis after receiving a steroid injection for back pain, as an outbreak that has afflicted 105 people nationwide continues to grow. Five people in Maryland have...
  • Hand washing isn't for everyone

    Hand washing isn't for everyone
    Most people know that hand washing is the most important method of preventing the spread of germs. Yet another new study says people still aren’t doing it enough. They also aren’t washing for long enough. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
  • Harford health official urges West Nile virus precautions

    A fatal West Nile virus case reported recently in Maryland is prompting the Harford County Health Department to ask residents to take precautions against contracting the potentially fatal disease, which is carried by mosquitoes from infected birds to...
  • Seniors and baby boomers mark expo's silver anniversary

    The Baltimore County Baby Boomer Expo and Senior Expo 2012 will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. The two-day event, which is marking its silver...
  • Maryland keeps eye on West Nile Virus

    Maryland keeps eye on West Nile Virus
    Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties are getting sprayed for mosquitoes and health officials are warning residents to take precautions as the nation copes with the worst season of West Nile Virus since the disease was discovered in the...
  • Listeria-tainted cheese sends three to hospital

    Three people in Maryland have been hospitalized after consuming Listeria-tainted cheese, and state health officials are working to help contain the multi-state outbreak. Forever Cheese has voluntarily recalled Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand from one...
  • Maryland seeks comment on low-level lead exposure

    State health officials are seeking the public's advice on how to deal with new federal guidelines expanding the number of young children deemed at risk of harm from low-level lead exposure. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is...