As officials investigate how the nurses contracted Ebola despite following safety guidelines, caregivers in Maryland are examining if they have the training and equipment to protect themselves should the virus travel here.
Officials from Harford County's hospital system said they are prepared to deal with any possibility of the Ebola virus occurring in the county, but they declined to say specifically what that protocol would look like.
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
If the transmission of the deadly Ebola virus from a now-deceased patient to one of his nurses occurred because of a "protocol breach," what does that say about the general state of patient and caregiver safety in hospitals across the country?
Federal officials announced Wednesday that they plan to screen international passengers for Ebola at five major U.S. airports, while hospitals around the country continue to isolate patients showing Ebola-like symptoms.
In 2014, three separate and independent groups of experts found that children do much better with shared parenting — joint custody — on multiple measures of wellbeing than with single parenting. Yet in more than eight out of 10 custody cases today, one parent — usually the mother — is awarded sole guardianship.
A man who was admitted to the National Institute of Health in Bethesda last week after being exposed to Ebola was released Tuesday, after his symptoms were determined not to be related to the virus, the NIH said.
In the last few weeks we've heard a lot about the Ebola epidemic and work to contain its spread and potentially tragic consequences. But influenza is a preventable infectious disease that represents a much greater risk to the health of Marylanders.
By By Julie Stanik-Hutt and Janet Selway and Andrea Schram
Officials at Washington, D.C. area hospitals ruled out Ebola in two patients who were suspected of having the deadly virus as national and local health authorities sought to reassure the public that they were prepared for an outbreak.
Maryland public health officials are putting caregivers — from Baltimore's major teaching hospitals to strip-mall urgent care centers to ambulances — on heightened alert for signs of Ebola as details emerge about missteps in Dallas where a man with the deadly virus was initially sent home from a hospital.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's resignation after revelations of serious security lapses by the president's protective detail must be followed by an independent investigation of the agency's failures
President Obama issued an executive order last month, called "Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria." In essence, it's a broad spectrum plan to keep antibiotics working. There's a lot of good in there, but in one very important way, the new executive order report falls short. It doesn't get tough on factory farms.
Breast cancer gets a lot of attention ¿ and not just during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There¿s a good reason for that, as any of the quarter-million American women diagnosed with breast cancer each year will tell you. But breast cancer isn¿t the only serious health risk women should be aware of, according to county health professionals.
Lecturing on the benefits of regular exercise won't change anyone's sedentary habits, but creating an environment that supports routine physical activity will. That's the basic message that public health, planning and transportation expert Mark Fenton plans to deliver.
A Baltimore jury has awarded nearly $2.1 million to a 17-year-old city youth who, according to his lawyer, was lead-poisoned as a toddler in the late 1990s while living in an East Baltimore rental home.
As health officials fail to contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, hospitals in Baltimore and across the U.S. are readying space and equipment for what some consider an inevitability – the arrival of the deadly virus here.
Two people who stayed at an Econo Lodge in northern Ocean City this summer have tested positive for Legionnaires' disease and low levels of Legionella bacteria were found in the hotel's water pipes, Worcester County health officials said.