| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:30 AM
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...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 12:16 PM
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz this week joined forces with state and local health officials to promote flu shot season in the county, and was scheduled to get a flu shot himself during a Towson press conference on Oct. 9.
Dr. Gregory Wm....
| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:15 PM
As children, our parents take us to the doctor every year, like clockwork.
As we get older, regular checkups often fall by the wayside. But they shouldn't. For adults, checkups, preventative screenings and vaccinations are vital to living healthy,...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Maryland has confirmed its first cases of seasonal influenza, state health officials announced Friday, several months earlier than last season.
Four children in the Baltimore region have laboratory-confirmed cases. One was hospitalized, but all are doing...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Dialysis is a lifesaving treatment for those with kidney disorders. But during emergencies, particularly bad weather, sometimes patients don't want to go — or can't get to — their usual dialysis center. There are some steps patients can take...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 2:40 AM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that flu cases have begun to creep up in February, making it one of the latest starts to the influenza season in almost three decades.
There are a few flu strains circulating, including H1N1, but...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 12:07 PM
If you still haven't gotten your flu shot, there are two opportunities to get one - free of charge.
MedStar Franklin Square will hold its 6th annual free seasonal flu vaccination clinic 9 a.m. Sunday at The Community College of Baltimore County's Essex...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Six Queen Anne's County residents have been diagnosed with a strain of swine flu that has been infecting people across the country, including many who have been attending state and local agricultural fairs, according to state health officials.
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new vaccine to prevent the seasonal flu.
FluMist Quadrivalent is the first vaccine to contain four strains of the influenza virus - two influenza A strains and two B strains. It is manufactured by...
| Nov 18, 2012
When Gail Folena-Wasserman joined Gaithersburg biotechnology startup MedImmune in 1991, she was its first employee in research and development, and dreamed of what the company might be "when it grew up."
Two decades later, the senior vice president for...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 10:24 AM
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| Nov 25, 2011
Tobacco sales compliance
The health department's Learn to Live program offers to retailers a tobacco sales compliance kit. The kit includes a training guide that explains Maryland's tobacco laws. It's illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the...