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- Dr. Stanley L. Brown, a retired Eastpoint dentist who was a World War II prisoner of war in Germany, died Sept. 13 of complications of a stroke.
- Dr. James Campbell, a pediatric infectious disease expert at the University of Maryland, answers questions about the Pfizer COVID vaccine for kids.
- Following recommendations by a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for health care providers to administer COVID-19 booster shots to some Americans, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said state residents could begin registering for third-dose appointments immediately.
- View visualizations of Maryland COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths, testing, positivity rate and vaccinations.
- School nurses in the Baltimore area are shouldering pandemic duties on top of their day jobs and are burning out just weeks into the new year.
- Charlotte Agnes Casserly, a family matriarch who was active in numerous Roman Catholic groups, died of complications of dementia Monday. The former Overlea resident was 94.
- Anthony 'InkBoy' Chestnut finds that clients who flock to his downtown Baltimore shop are often in search of someone who will understand the techniques and tools that tattooing Black skin requires.
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- Maryland is allowing out-of-state licensed nurses to practice, encouraging early graduation for nursing students and asking hospital leaders to recruit nurses from other states as the country faces a nationwide shortage of medical staff amid the ongoing pandemic.
- Maryland’s state and local governments have been awash in federal money to help with the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are five things to know about the $11.9 billion Maryland receives from the American Rescue Plan Act.
- Typhoid is becoming increasingly deadly, but University of Maryland researchers have shown that an old vaccine may be the best medicine.
- Two men were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a fall from a second-story balcony at a Maryland home, authorities said.
- Two Baltimore hospitals — Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus — have been ranked among the top 10 most “socially responsible” health centers in the U.S. by a consulting organization for health care entities.
- It’s not the taste of pumpkin spice we love so much as the smell and its associations, say researchers with the Johns Hopkins University.
- Two students and an employee are challenging the University System of Maryland’s coronavirus vaccine requirement in federal court, saying it violates their rights.
- More people in Maryland died of opioid overdoses in 2020 than in previous years and a record number took prescription opioids, the painkillers state officials have long blamed as the source of the addiction crisis.
- Baltimore's theaters and concert halls are requiring mask-wearing and proof of vaccination as they welcome patrons back for in-person live performances.
- As Maryland reopens, some disabled people say they would like the option to remain virtual.
- In the next few months, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will begin administering to 30 of its animals, officials said.
- More than 10,000 Marylanders have been killed by COVID-19 as of Thursday, a once-unthinkable death toll reflecting the severity of a pandemic that has killed millions more worldwide.
- Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, a reserved, mild-mannered pediatrician, found herself in the driver’s seat of a vulnerable city’s response to a pandemic.
- Dr. Michael William May, one of the founding partners of Howard County Pediatrics and a physician known for his endearing manner with children, died of injuries from a Clarksville auto accident at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center Sept. 10.
- Two more batches of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine have been released from the troubled Baltimore facility where millions of doses were ruined and production was halted last spring due to egregious procedural errors.
- The University of Maryland Medical Center cut the ribbon on a new outpatient center Tuesday serving patients from the flagship downtown hospital and the Midtown Campus.
- Students, employees and visitors to Maryland’s public schools now must mask up, after state lawmakers signed off on a statewide mask mandate Tuesday.
- Experts say coronavirus data dashboards for Maryland schools may paint a confusing picture for parents trying to understand the risks associated with students going back into classrooms.
- Maryland's main COVID contact tracing call center was supposed to close next month, but is now looking to add staff because cases are rising.