| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Doctors and patients alike are often uncomfortable talking about sexual health and sexually transmitted disease. But a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that this squeamishness costs society millions of dollars spent trying to...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:51 AM
One in 5 of teen births are from young moms who already have children, new CDC data shows.
The Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday that although teen births have declined in the last two decades, one problem that remains is girls who get pregnant...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:15 AM
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...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Lou Ruth Blake was the family's matriarch who sang in the church choir and organized gospel shows. Lowell Frederick Blake liked to make people laugh. Venessa Marie Blake was the ardent churchgoer with a contagious smile.
All three family members died...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 3:10 PM
Eight people in Maryland are among 93 across the country who have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak with a possible link to sushi, according to state health officials.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began investigating the...
| Mar 15, 2012
Imported foods have been making Americans sick at increasing rates, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In 2009 and 2010, foodborne disease outbreaks rose, with nearly half of the cases tied to foods from...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:09 PM
It's nearly spring, temperatures in the 70s, yet the flu waited until now to ramp up in Maryland, killing three members of a Calvert County family.
Usually, flu season strikes earlier. By this time last year, the flu had been widespread and had already...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 12:57 PM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched an ad campaign to show the damage done from smoking to smokers and their families.
The ads began March 19 on television, radio, online and billboards, as well as in theaters, magazines and...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:00 AM
A public health advocacy group is calling on Maryland’s hospitals to stop handing out free infant formula to new mothers because it can encourage them to give up on breastfeeding.
Public Citizen says the distribution done by at least two-thirds...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Maryland has taken great pride in the state's leadership in health care. Thus, it seems out of character that Maryland still has not joined the vast majority of states in allowing consumers to receive a wide range of Center for Disease Control (CDC)...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 4:31 PM
The Baltimore housing department received a $2.9 million federal grant Friday to clean up poisonous lead paint found in the walls of thousands of city buildings.
Baltimore will receive $2.9 million from the federal government to fix lead-paint hazards in...