A fourth measles case has been confirmed in a person in the Pikesville area, the Maryland Department of Health reports. Public health officials had said the virus is highly contagious and other cases were possible since the first case was reported April 5.
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.
While many districts say they follow Maryland's guidance around these issues, advocates say Baltimore would join only Frederick County in having a specific, progressive policy to address students who identify as transgender.
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.”
Dr. Jerome Adams, the U.S. surgeon general, discussed how all people can do their part to combat the ongoing epidemic of opioid addiction that is ravaging not only Maryland but the nation. He was the keynote speaker at the National Opioid Crisis Community Summit at Aberdeen Proving Ground Tuesday.
Doctors, once swayed by opioid manufacturer marketing, aren’t overprescribing opioids anymore — that’s all in the past. Right? Wrong. Opioid prescriptions, appropriate or not, are still driving overdose death rates — and records. Let's unpack the numbers.
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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.
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.
Water at more than two dozen schools across the Baltimore region contains elevated levels of lead, revealed during tests mandated by a new state law. But the majority of schools — including all of them in Baltimore, Howard and Carroll counties — have not been tested yet.
Saying Gov. Larry Hogan hasn’t done enough to alleviate the problem, Ben Jealous, the Democratic nominee for governor, offered a plan Thursday to deal with lead poisoning in Maryland, including spending $5 million or more inspectors and offering a tax credit for abatement.
The 3rd annual Carroll County Out of the Darkness Walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 8, in Krimgold Park in Woodbine. The walk itself beings at 10 a.m., takes place on a 1.5 mile paved trail or 2.5 mile trail that is partially grassy, and ends at 1 p.m.
The spread of illnesses from mosquito, tick Lyme disease and other illnesses spread from mosquito, tick and flea bites more than tripled from 2004 to 2016 in what the Centers for Disease Control has called an increasing public health risks.
Bug bite borne illnessess are on the rise across the United States. Ticks, mosquitos and fleas carry Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain fever, Zika, chikungunya and even plague, and cases of such illnesses tripled between 2004 and 2016.
Universities have a unique role to play in this field of study. For more than 20 years, Congress has essentially barred the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from conducting research on gun violence.
We have to adopt a pluralistic approach to curtail the mortality and ramifications emanating from this unrelenting opioid crisis. This fatal disease calls for various segments of our society form partnerships, with the goal of meeting drug users “where they’re at."
Maryland hasn’t been immune to the country’s struggle with the flu this winter. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza is widespread in every state in the continental U.S.
Baltimore City leaders and communities have many potential solutions to address surging homicides, including reducing alcohol outlets. Nearly half of all homicides are caused by excessive drinking, according to the CDC. In Baltimore, that means 161 of last year's 343 homicides were preventable.