Did you know that the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes? Follow these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help protect yourself and your family.
Gov. Larry Hogan threw his support Wednesday behind legislation introduced by House Speaker Michael E. Busch — who owes his life to a liver transplant — to provide a tax credit for living organ donors.
The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County is currently reaching out to try and connect with new groups or organizations that would like to schedule a Healthy U presentation, as well as highlighting the materials, based on information expert sources such as the CDC.
Playgrounds at Blandair Regional, High Ridge, Kiwanis Wallas and Western Regional parks may be temporarily closed during construction, but officials said they chose this time to limit the impact on visitors.
Memorial Day weekend, it is said, marks the unofficial start of summer. But as you head out into the sun, health officials would like to remind you to keep safe. There are some simple things to remember that can make a big difference in reducing risk from sun exposure.
Carroll Hospital will host its 7th Annual Total Health Expo on Saturday, Oct. 29, a day packed with festivities and free health outreach and screenings, according to Meghan Gonzalez, a marketing specialist with the hospital.
Some pet owners view grooming as being frivolous but when pets are left ungroomed they can develop serious health and safety problems that may impact their quality of life. Regular grooming provides opportunities to detect and possibly prevent some problems from occurring.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with almost 68,000 people diagnosed in 2012 with melanomas, the most deadly kind, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But cases can be prevented with proper use of sunscreen.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with more than 8,500 people being diagnosed every day, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. There are two main types of skin cancer: melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.
Sundays are cooking days in Kate Ansari's Fulton home. Ansari and her sister, Emily Derr, start around the kitchen island, pulling their main ingredients from nearby cabinets: coconut oil, arrowroot powder and bitter almond oil.
October marks the 31st anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. While America joins together in the prominently display of "pink" everywhere and on nearly every imaginable item, the Harford County Health Department urges all women to take advantage of health care benefits and to be screened for breast cancer.
The drug, called Atezolizumab, is a form of immunotherapy, a new treatment option for patients with some types of lung cancer, bladder cancer and melanoma. Based on early data from a clinical trial, the treatment, which helps the immune system fight cancer, looks promising for women with metastatic, triple-negative breast cancer.
A clinical trial through the University of Maryland Medical School and the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center gave those with blood plasma cancer longer remission times by re-engineering parts of the immune system
According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, skin cancer treatment costs Americans about $1.7 billion each year. How much does a bottle of sunscreen cost you might ask? Well if you're like most families in Carroll County, you can find it at Wal-Mart for around $8. No comparison, I'll take the sunscreen please!
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, too many of us have been personally affected by this disease. According to the CDC, over 220,000 women and 2,000 men were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Excluding some forms of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer among women, and a leading cause of death among women of various ethnicities.
By By Elaina Clarke and Community Times Staff Reporter