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Fast food versus the African diet, the bacteria battle waged in your gut

Next time you are trying to decide what's for dinner, consider that you are eating for two. You and your gut microbiome.

The 6 most scientifically proven methods to help you quit smoking

For more than 50 years we've known that smoking can kill you.

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony rapper helps save driver having diabetic crisis

Rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony scored a Grammy with their song "Tha Crossroads," which paid tribute to loved ones they had lost. But rapper Layzie Bone may have helped save a life recently.

Bitten residents can submit insects to State to identify for treatment guidance

As the summer season approaches and people and their pets begin enjoying more time outdoors, the risk of tick-borne disease transmission is at its peak. In recognition of this, Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed May as Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month.

Veterans Affairs Health Care Enrollment, Eligibility and Veterans Benefits Seminar

The Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System is hosting a VA Health Care Enrollment, Eligibility, and Veterans Benefits Seminar at the Baltimore VA Medical Center on Monday, June 1, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Red Cross urges summer blood, platelet donations to prevent seasonal shortage

The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign, officially sponsored by Suburban Propane.

The fittest cities in the U.S., and why

Regardless of where you live in the United States, one trend seems to be clear: The more pedestrian-friendly the city, the healthier its residents, according to a recent report released by the American College of Sports Medicine.

More and more senior citizens maintaining an active sex life

The month of May is designated “Older Americans” Month.

Few sickle cell patients receive beneficial drug

Few American adults with sickle cell anemia are getting a recommended medication that can help them manage pain, breathing problems and other debilitating symptoms, according to a new study.

Caregivers care for themselves with healthy living

A few years ago, I left the corporate world and decided to take a different path.

Quitting smoking relies on stronger brain networks

Anyone who has tried to quit smoking knows the mind games required to resist cravings and tolerate withdrawal headaches and lethargy. A new study suggests that some hopeful quitters are just more mentally equipped to handle the challenge than others.

UVA to probe genetic causes of Schizophrenia

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine will seek to identify the genetic causes of schizophrenia as part of a major project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to better understand how genetic variation in brain ...

American doctor declared free of Ebola finds the virus in his eye months later

American doctor Ian Crozier was treated for Ebola in Atlanta last year and declared free of the virus in his blood. But he had no way of knowing it still lurked in his eye.

Baltimore man inspires hope for prostate cancer survival

Robert Ginyard doesn’t have a cure for cancer nor does he have a concrete solution for preventing the dreaded disease.

Local psychiatrist offers tips for managing stress

As Baltimoreans and Marylanders settle back into their regular routines there are still unsettling reminders of the violence of Freddie Gray’s death and related events that are difficult to process.

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