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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...
Much of Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Jason Farley's recent research has focused on an evolving medical crisis: How to stop the spread of bacteria that have adapted immunity to most antibiotics. To stop it the medical community needs to track it. He's...
Maryland health officials on Saturday announced a third patient has developed meningitis in the state after receiving a steroid injection in September. More cases were found across the country, bringing the total to more than 60. The person is alive, but...
Tags: Photophobia, Product Recalls, Headaches, Meningitis, Back Pain
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...
Tags: Cancer, Weight, Nursing, Obesity, Healthy Diet
Fewer children were poisoned by lead-based paint in 2011 than in any year since Maryland began tracking cases nearly two decades ago, prompting the state to expand its focus to newer rental properties and owner-occupied homes. A survey released...
Tags: Painting, Belair-Edison, Condos and Houses, Rentals, Renovation
With Harford County's obesity rate jumping by 130 percent during the last decade, the Obesity Task Force released its final report Tuesday on how it plans to battle the bulge in the coming years. Two-thirds of the county's population (63.5 percent) is...
State health officials are looking into two cases of meningitis, including one death, that may have been caused by spinal injections. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which announced the cases late Wednesday, would not release...
Soon after President Barack Obama's inauguration, "I want my country back!" became the shrill battle cry of the tea party. Garrett Epps, a legal scholar based at the University of Baltimore, has a battle cry of his own: "I want my Constitution back!"...
Tags: Judges, Justice System, Radio, Book, Barack Obama
Most of us likely take paid sick leave for granted. It accumulates over time, and we dip into the account when there's an injury or illness that prevents us from going to work, whether for a day or, as in the case of a serious malady, for much longer....
Pardon me while I rant: Are you kidding me? According to a report from the Center for American Progress, about 35 percent of Maryland teachers missed 10 or more days of the 2009-2010 school year. Excuse me? Don't most teachers work 10 months? Don't...
A Baltimore County teacher has been diagnosed with a probable case of pertussis, better known as whooping cough, school and health officials say. The fifth-grade teacher at Harford Hills Elementary School in Carney was sent to the hospital Monday after...
It seems everywhere you look in Maryland, there's a startup competition sprouting up. We've had the Startup Bus. This weekend is Startup Weekend. And now? Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the InvestMaryland Challenge. The challenge will reward three...
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