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The U.S. government is trying "to create a database of every [phone] call ever made." That's how one informed person described the National Security Agency's effort to USA Today. That newspaper also confirmed that not only is the government collecting...
Summer health, safety tips The Department of Health offers sun and water safety tips, Lyme disease information for prevention and detection, as well as food safety recommendations designed to reduce the risk of food-borne illnesses at picnics,...
It is well known that HPV (human papillomavirus) can lead to deadly cervical cancer in women, but the virus is causing cancer in men as well. Throat cancers caused by HPV are showing up typically in men with little or no history of smoking, said Dr. Kevin...
Our local Pet Valu store, at 5007 Honeygo Center Dr in Perry Hall, is bringing a VIP Pet Care Veterinary Clinic to our neighborhood. This nonemergency vet care clinic features vaccinations and micro-chipping among its services for dogs and cats. In...
Q: What are the symptoms of feline leukemia? How can I protect my cat against it if I have to board her with other cats? A: Great questions, because feline leukemia is incurable, surprisingly common, highly contagious and a leading cause of death for...
All dogs, cats and ferrets can get their rabies vaccinations in the coming weeks at clinics sponsored by the Harford County Health Department. Four clinics will be offered 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28 across the county, with four more scheduled the...
Pet owners in Perry Hall will soon have a low-cost opportunity to get a rabies vaccination for their furry friends. Baltimore County Department of Health will hold a rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets at nine locations on separate...
Tags: Cathy Bevins, Pets, Disease Prevention, David Marks, Rabies
The publication of Alfred Sommer's new memoir, "10 Lessons in Public Health," comes precisely 30 years after the publication of the most important thing he's ever written: "Increased mortality in children with mild vitamin A deficiency," a report of a...
A global nonprofit that battles the spread of viruses has moved into the University of Maryland BioPark after sprouting from the university's Institute of Human Virology. Global Virus Network is the west side research park's newest tenant. It moved from...
Last week, Catonsville resident Jason Howard reaped the rewards for his theory on how to treat and cure cancer. Now he and his co-workers are hoping the notoriety will mean a boost for their cause. Howard was awarded $25,000 on April 3 from the Rangos...
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...
We've all heard that vaccines can lead to autism. But we've also heard that it's just a myth. And almost every health expert disputes the vaccine-autism link, as do numerous studies. But it's always in your mind: Am I doing the right thing? Some parents...
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