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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • Ban the booth [Editorial]

    Ban the booth  [Editorial]
    Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in humans, and within the U.S. more than 9,100 men and women die each year from melanomas of the skin. That puts it among the top-10 deadliest forms of cancer, ranking 6th overall for whites. Given...
  • For Towson basketball coach Pat Skerry, autism awareness hits close to home

    For Towson basketball coach Pat Skerry, autism awareness hits close to home
    When his son Owen was diagnosed with autism at 18 months, Pat Skerry did not believe it. "I thought it was way too early," the Towson men's basketball coach recalled. "It could have been other things. I was not really accepting of it." His wife,...
  • Fentanyl-laced heroin killing Marylanders

    Fentanyl-laced heroin killing Marylanders
    Drug dealers are lacing heroin with the potent painkiller fentanyl, creating a deadly cocktail that is killing unknowing users — sometimes within minutes of use. The drug combination has killed dozens of people in several states, prompting law...
  • Modern pesticides are safe to use [Letter]

    Modern pesticides are safe to use [Letter]
    In response to your recent editorial about the health risks associated with pesticides, I offer the following factual information and thoughts ("Understanding pesticide risks," Feb. 19): It is time to stop spreading a message of fear and instead take...
  • Treatment delayed for youth with HIV

    Treatment delayed for youth with HIV
    Many young people are not getting timely treatment for their HIV infections, and that is putting their long-term health at risk and threatening the health of their partners, a new study from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center found. Evidence suggests...
  • Mrs. Maryland Zereana Jess-Huff on surviving cancer, promoting women's health and striking a work-life balance

    Mrs. Maryland Zereana Jess-Huff on surviving cancer, promoting women's health and striking a work-life balance
    Columbia resident Zereana Jess-Huff was crowned Mrs. Maryland America 2014 in October. For the 34-year-old wife, mother, philanthropist and corporate executive, winning the crown provided a fitting ending to a frightening chapter in her life and an...
  • As interest in hookah lounges ignites, Baltimore County eyes regulations

    As interest in hookah lounges ignites, Baltimore County eyes regulations
    Smokers looking to light up socially haven't been able to in Maryland's bars and restaurants since 2007, when the General Assembly banned smoking in most public places. Enter the state's growing number of hookah lounges, where patrons smoke flavored...
  • Grant targets continuing lead poisoning threats in Baltimore

    Grant targets continuing lead poisoning threats in Baltimore
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to help educate Baltimore families about the risks to young children of lead poisoning, which despite progress made in reducing exposure over the years still affects nearly 3,000 youngsters...
  • FDA proposes new rules for animal food

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules to protect pets, and their owners, from contaminated food. The Preventive Controls for Food for Animals rule would set new manufacturing standards for people and facilities involved in the...
  • Free HIV testing offered in Bel Air Monday for World AIDS Day

    On Monday, Dec. 2, in support of World AIDS Day, the Harford County Health Department will offer free walk-in confidential or anonymous HIV testing at 1 N. Main Street in Bel Air, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Since 1988, World AIDS Day is observed annually...
  • Former hospital worker sentenced to 39 years in hepatitis case

    Former hospital worker sentenced to 39 years in hepatitis case
    A traveling medical technician who spread hepatitis C to dozens of patients getting treatment in hospitals in Maryland and around the country was sentenced Monday to 39 years in federal prison. David Kwiatkowski, 34, who did contract work at four...
  • Social media can help contain illness [Commentary]

    Social media can help contain illness [Commentary]
    In 1998, I had a start-up called NotFilms.com that provided an online platform for home videos.  At that time, online video was the size of a matchbook and very few people had a broadband connection capable of uploading video (let alone watching it), so...