In an effort to raise awareness of those statistics, the department's Prevention and Health Promotion Administration has teamed up with other advocacy organizations to host a "Youth Sexual Health - HIV Prevention Summit" next week.
Nearly 20 years afterward, the Kennedy Krieger Institute continues to defend itself against lawsuits alleging that a study it sponsored seeking less costly methods of remediating lead paint in homes poisoned some of the children whose families were recruited to participate in the research.
Approving the president's proposal for an additional $44 million for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the 2015 budget is a must for public health; it would help scientists tackle the most dangerous superbugs, including the one that killed my mother.
Outbreaks of group A Streptococcus infections at weight loss clinics in Maryland and Delaware in 2012 were probably caused by poor infection control practices on the part of the staff, according to a new study.
Baltimore's success in reducing cases of tuberculosis could be eroded as budget cuts make monitoring the stubbornly persistent health threat more difficult as new sources and more drug-resistant strains emerge.
The Center for Plain Language is part of a movement aimed at purging gobbledygook from government and private-sector communications and replacing it with simple, clear English. Each year it issues a report card on federal government agencies and awards prizes in various categories of communication.
The Harford County Health Department and a local advocacy group are warning residents their spring and summer outdoor activities could put them at risk for Lyme disease, the most common vector borne disease in the United States.
Responding to complaints that universities have fallen short in policing sexual misconduct, the White House on Tuesday announced a series of measures intended to pressure college officials to step up efforts to combat rape and assaults on campus.
By By Carrie Wells and John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun
This year, approximately 60,000 Americans will be diagnosed with Parkinson's, joining the 1 million people already living with the disease in the United States and the 4 million to 6 million diagnosed with it worldwide. Their painful struggle is one that I know all too well.
Over these last three decades I've frequently been asked if I believe we can eradicate HIV and stop the epidemic. I believe the answer is yes — if the public and private sectors begin to invest more resources in research, treatment and in reaching people at risk. A functional cure is likely achievable within a decade and vaccine candidates are emerging.
Local medical professionals will gather with members of Baltimore's gay community later this month to discuss a new medical treatment that involves HIV-negative patients taking a daily pill to avoid becoming infected.
Instead of looking in books and online for clues about my preschooler, our youngest of two sons, I should have acted and raised my concerns with his doctor. Ultimately, my son was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, but he missed prime years for intervention —and I missed the support and education I could have received from my county's Infants & Toddlers program, which provides services for families with young children who may be experiencing developmental delays.