We have to make a choice — allow industrial farms to continue overusing antibiotics as they have for decades or get routine antibiotic use out of our food system. The Maryland legislature has chosen, again, to preserve these drugs and protect public health. Gov. Hogan should make the same choice.
Just as two minutes of brushing your teeth twice a day can protect your teeth and gums from tooth decay and gum disease, a two minute oral exam once a year can protect you against cancer. That’s according to Tom Downs, manager of the Carroll County Health Department’s Oral Health Program.
Close advisers to Mayor Catherine Pugh said Tuesday that she is still recovering from a serious case of pneumonia that has sapped her strength and forced her to convalesce at home, under doctors’ supervision, since late last month.
Maryland health officials confirmed Friday that the state has logged its first case of measles, a highly contagious viral infection that has been spreading in several other states in numbers not seen in decades.
Wakefern Food Corp., which owns and operates 11 ShopRite stores in Maryland, including five in Harford County, has recalled several Wholesome Pantry brand organic nut butters because they may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Zoonotic Diseases are caused by infections that are shared between animals and people and are very common in the United States and around the world.”
When cancer starts in the cervix, it is called cervical cancer. The cervix is the lower, narrow end of a woman’s uterus. Cervical cancer usually grows very slowly, so it is highly curable when found and treated early. All women are at risk for cervical cancer with 13,000 diagnoses every year.
David Kwiatkowski, a traveling hospital technician who was sentenced to 39 years in prison for infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes, has asked a federal judge to vacate his sentence, saying his lawyer was ineffective in representing him.
Bethany Jane, the woman behind the "Mary Jane Chronicles" website, seeks to expand the Maryland marijuana community's social network through themed, educational events where they can connect with other patients and dispensaries.
October is considered the sweet spot for getting a flu shot by local health officials, because the vaccine should last into the spring months, when flu season finally tapers off around Maryland. But if you haven’t received your shot yet, there is still an opportunity to do so before the virus hits
In the cold months, this barrier island is a place of austere stillness, its famed wild ponies grazing along brown marshes, their long faces reflecting in waters often skimmed in ice, their seasonally shaggy coats flickering in the chill breeze.
If current HIV diagnoses persist, approximately 1 in 2 black men who have sex with men will be diagnosed with HIV. The rate is 1 in 4 for Latino men who have sex with men and 1 in 11 for white men who have sex with men. Why the discrepancy? Structural inequalities. The question is: W
Johns Hopkins researchers have found that oils from garlic and other herbs and plants show promise in treating the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, particularly those who continue to have symptoms after antibiotic treatment of the disease, which is on the rise.
A freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park, died Sunday of complications from adenovirus, and her family is questioning whether the university — which has seen several cases of the illness — could have done more to prevent her death.
Public health officials should support organizations that require flu vaccination among health care personnel and urge others to follow suit. Then the policy should be expanded to other vulnerable populations.