| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:58 AM
Though Bud Light still rules the day, underage drinkers have some surprisingly expensive tastes when they binge, according to new research.
The Boston University School of Public Health and the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:10 AM
At the end of 2012, there were 29,477 people in Maryland diagnosed and living with HIV or AIDS.
Of those, 1,424 -- or just shy of 5 percent -- were between the ages of 13 and 24, according to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:40 PM
It's the start of the summer season and that means many families will be heading to fairs and festivals with petting zoos. And state health officials said people to remember that chicks, ducks, turtles and other animals can transmit salmonella, E. coli...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:56 AM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indiana State Department of Heath announced the nation's first case of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome on May 2. Public health officials are keeping tabs on the virus, which has infected more...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute a guest post. The latest post is from dietetic intern Rebecca Smith.
Everyone needs an excuse to get outside this time of year, and what better way to enjoy the outdoors...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Kimberly Smith believed she was "in good hands" when she rented an East Baltimore rowhouse nearly 20 years ago that was part of a Kennedy Krieger Institute study of lead paint remediation techniques.
Kennedy Krieger takes care of children, Smith thought...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Extra attention to hygiene means fewer germs are infecting people in health care settings these days, but particularly hardy bacteria called Clostridium difficile are defying the trend — and even gaining in strength.
Patients endure round after...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:36 AM
As my 9-year-old son and I were enjoying a meal at a Lebanese cafe last month, I overheard a middle aged woman say to the server: "This is my first Memorial Day weekend alone. I'm separated, and the kids are with their dad." The way in which she wore...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The Harford County Health Department and a local advocacy group are warning residents their spring and summer outdoor activities could put them at risk for Lyme disease, the most common vector borne disease in the United States.
A bacterial disease, the...
| May 8, 2014
| 7:24 PM
It isn't often that one hears the word "stellar" used to describe a federal form.
Nevertheless, that's the term Annetta Cheek, a leading advocate of clarity in how government communicates with citizens, uses to praise the form that took the Grand...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Baltimore once suffered the highest rate of tuberculosis infection of any large city in the country — 75 cases per 100,000 people in 1966.
Since the 1980s, however, the city has served as a model for tuberculosis control and prevention, helping to...
| May 5, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has sent letters to 10 e-cigarette manufacturers questioning what the companies are doing to prevent sales to underage buyers.
The letters come as the safety and regulation of the devices face increased scrutiny. The...