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  • High temperatures trigger need for cooling centers, result in second death

    High temperatures trigger need for cooling centers, result in second death
    After a week of cooler temperatures, the hot weather is back in Harford County, prompting medical calls and the opening of cooling centers. Since Sunday, local emergency services personnel responded to four heat-related illness calls, according to Rick...
  • Health study supports need for new hospital in Prince George's

    Health study supports need for new hospital in Prince George's
    The case for building a new teaching hospital inPrince George's Countyassociated with the University of Maryland Medical System got a boost from a health study released Wednesday, but the question remains how the county and state would pay for it. The...
  • Helping homeless children, teens get medical care

    Helping homeless children, teens get medical care
    You can see why a state might require minors to have a parent's OK before they receive medical care. But Maryland law has made life especially difficult for homeless teenagers who have no adults watching out for them. It's the sort of problem that drives...
  • Report: Baltimore's air cleaner, but still among most polluted

    Report: Baltimore's air cleaner, but still among most polluted
    Baltimore's air is healthier to breathe than it used to be, but the region still has some of the nation's worst smog and soot pollution, according to the American Lung Association. In its annual report on the state of the nation's air, the advocacy group...
  • Tips for hydration during summer heat

    Tips for hydration during summer heat
    With the extreme heat, and even in less extreme temperatures, those who spend any time outside must stay properly hydrated. Some drinks are better than others, and some people need more fluids than others, says Dr. Marc I. Leavey, an internist at Mercy...
  • Youth in city jail face 'deplorable' conditions

    Youth in city jail face 'deplorable' conditions
    Before the other boys jumped Tyrone, they asked if he wanted to fight. That was a mere formality. Fights are a regular occurrence among juveniles being held in Baltimore's adult jail — where the 16-year-old was held for six months on attempted-...
  • New bus depot helps correct an environmental injustice

    We read with interest the July 24 article by Candus Thomson entitled "$40 million federal grant will help Baltimore replace aging bus yard." Our team has been working with the residents living near the Kirk Avenue bus yard for nearly 10 years. Over 30...
  • More people visiting retail clinics for medical care

    More people visiting retail clinics for medical care
    Not so long ago mixing a shopping trip with a visit to the doctor might not have crossed most people's minds. But the concept has caught on quickly. Clinics located in drug stores, supermarket and retail stores are attracting a rapidly growing number of...
  • A new dress, and set of lungs, for prom

    A new dress, and set of lungs, for prom
    For the first time in the six years since Victoria Chakwin was diagnosed with a deadly lung disease, the gown she wears won't be hospital issue. The 18-year-old from Martinsburg, W.Va., will go to her senior prom Saturday night in a red-and-black...
  • EPA rule on air pollution struck down

    EPA rule on air pollution struck down
    A federal appeals court swept aside a key pillar of Maryland's plan to reduce soot and smog on Tuesday when it struck down a federal rule aimed at limiting air pollution crossing from one state to another. Maryland has moved aggressively to cut emissions...
  • Time to shutter coal-fired power plants

    I applaud the Maryland Sierra Club for taking a stand against the C.P. Crane and H.A. Wagner coal-fired power plants. It is high time for Maryland to make the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Retiring the Crane and Wagner plants is a...
  • Solving the state's health disparities

    Solving the state's health disparities
    Nearly 10,000 people in West Baltimore are diagnosed each year with new cases of diabetes, hypertension and other treatable, chronic health conditions — enough to fill 24 jumbo jets. These illnesses will kill many of them and complications will...