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  • 1,750 had possible contact with technician with hepatitis C

    1,750 had possible contact with technician with hepatitis C
    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...
  • Embracing vegetables

    Embracing vegetables
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Debra Schulze, RD, LDN, weighs in on vegetables. Did you know there are more than 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables? While praised as a "good...
  • Baby boomers need hepatitis C testing

    All baby boomers should get tested for hepatitis C, the virus that can lead to liver disease, cancer and death, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in 30 boomers is infected and most don't know -- read about that in this...
  • Ravens, MedStar tackle issue of concussions

    Ravens, MedStar tackle issue of concussions
    Jameel McClain knows what it feels like to be "dinged," or hit so hard in the head that he felt dizzy. It was his rookie year with the Ravens, and he said he ran down the field straight into three offensive linemen. Team doctors kept him out of the...
  • Swine flu cases found in Maryland

    Swine flu cases found in Maryland
    Six Queen Anne's County residents have been diagnosed with a strain of swine flu that has been infecting people across the country, including many who have been attending state and local agricultural fairs, according to state health officials. There have...
  • Towson biology professor developing silicone implant to battle herpes

    Towson biology professor developing silicone implant to battle herpes
    The space sure looked like a science lab, with beakers full of brightly-hued potions and a dry-erase board covered in graphs and mathematical scrawl. But at the heart of the operation sits a hunk of metal with a hand crank on the side. "It's a pasta...
  • Teen athletes suffer long-term effects of concussions

    Teen athletes suffer long-term effects of concussions
    When Beth Kennedy's head hit the ice hard, she was stunned. The teen got up slowly, skated to her hockey team's bench and asked her rec league coach if she could sit out for a bit. But she returned to the heat of the tournament game a few minutes later....
  • From Sun Magazine: Budging the bulge with CoolSculpting

    From Sun Magazine: Budging the bulge with CoolSculpting
    It's a common refrain in Gia D'Anna's office: Extra inches that childbirth or time left around the middle are resisting diet and exercise. D'Anna is the office manager for a Lutherville plastic surgeon, and, as a mother, she sympathizes with the...
  • Cigarette use down, other tobacco up, CDC says

    Cigarette use down, other tobacco up, CDC says
      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...
  • World Rabies Day observed with pet vaccination clinic

    Calling attention to 2012 World Rabies Day, the Harford County Health Department is collaborating with international rabies experts and 4 Paws Spa and Training Center Inc., a local business in Forest Hill, to offer a low cost pet rabies vaccination clinic...
  • Health professionals look inward to tackle obesity

    Health professionals look inward to tackle obesity
    Taylor DesRosiers was a competitive swimmer throughout her life, always fit. But in her first year of medical school, she realized that had changed — she was at an unhealthy weight. The rigors of her education had piled on top of two rough years in...
  • Keeping kids from all forms of tobacco

    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)...