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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • Hopkins epidemiologist tracing outbreak of SARS-like disease

    Hopkins epidemiologist tracing outbreak of SARS-like disease
    Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Dr. Trish Perl traveled halfway around the world last month to trace the outbreak of a deadly SARS-like disease in Saudi Arabia that's spreading. She and two colleagues pored over hospital records, tracking the spread of...
  • Connecting workers on the autism spectrum with tech jobs

    Connecting workers on the autism spectrum with tech jobs
    Data entry is repetitive and hard to do well — that is, quickly and accurately. Shane Foley is great at it. The 21-year-old Ellicott City man works on two computer screens, eyeing images of handwritten sheets on one and clicking the information...
  • Four more years of decline

    Four more years of decline
    Great nations and proud empires have always collapsed from within before they were conquered from without. President Barack Obama's re-election mirrors the self-indulgent, greedy and envious nation we are rapidly becoming. Pollsters Michael Barone and...
  • The new school (health) rules

    The new school (health) rules
    Back to school can also mean back to germs, breaks, sprains and concussions. While most of us know kids need a good night's sleep and a good breakfast, just what exactly do experts define as "good"? And what other basics should parents put on their...
  • Where to find local flu clinics

    Where to find local flu clinics
    The flu can strike people starting in October, so Maryland health officials are rolling out their flu vaccine clinics. People can also get flu shots at most pharmacies, doctors' offices and sometimes at work. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu...
  • Harford County obesity task force releases final report

    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...
  • 2 cases of meningitis reported in Md., part of multistate outbreak

    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...
  • Young people still risking skin cancer for tans

    Young people still risking skin cancer for tans
    Two new government studies show young people are still putting themselves at risk for skin cancer by getting sunburned and going to indoor tanning beds. One study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that half of those aged 18...
  • Test offers red flag for autism at 6 months

    A simple “pull-to-sit” test on infants at six months old may help doctors predict autismand other delays, a new study has found. The study by Kennedy Krieger Institute researchers looked at infants at high genetic risk for autism and found...
  • Survey shows fewer Maryland children suffered lead poisoning in 2011

    Survey shows fewer Maryland children suffered lead poisoning in 2011
    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...
  • Maryland looking to beef up vaccine requirements

    Maryland looking to beef up vaccine requirements
    Maryland's children would be required to get more vaccines before attending school under a proposal being considered by state health officials. But doctors and state health officials said most children are already getting the shots and that they are...
  • CDC lowers lead poisoning threshold

    CDC lowers lead poisoning threshold
    The number of young children deemed at risk of lead poisoning in Maryland and nationwide expanded drastically Wednesday as a federal health agency declared it would effectively cut in half its threshold for diagnosing the environmental illness....