Enrollment for State Health Insurance Marketplace open through December 15 for 2021 plans

Maryland Health Connection, the state’s health insurance marketplace is open for the enrollment season. The online marketplace, MarylandHealthConnection.gov, will provide a one-stop shop for Marylanders to compare and select private health plans through December 15, 2020 for coverage that starts ...

The Power of Trust and Truth: Getting and sharing facts about COVID-19, trusting science can help turn tide for pandemic-strapped communities of color

COVID-19 has killed more than 230,000 people in the United States, and the death toll continues to rise at a rate of about 1,000 per day. We know, however, that families and communities don’t count their losses in thousands or ...

Cancer Screening in the Time of COVID-19

The year 2020 has proven to be a year like no other. Restrictions related to COVID-19 have created many challenges to daily life, including access to routine health care services like cancer screenings.

New magazine focuses on mental health and challenges of COVID

Jamie Rockymore-Bess is adamant that it’s time to “stop the stigma and talk about mental health.

Baltimore area radio host pens first book, ‘Last Request’

Ulysses “Stretch” Garrett has been blessing the airwaves in Baltimore and across the country for over two decades now. He started his first full-time radio job in Cleveland, Ohio; he hosted 92Q’s the “Love Zone” in Baltimore; worked at Yahoo! ...

Black men receive good news in prostate cancer treatment

At a risk rate of 74 percent higher among African American men than non- Hispanic white men, prostate cancer has exacted a deadlier toll on Black men than it does white and all other men of color in the United ...

Maryland Department of Health assigns Health Ambassadors to polling places statewide

Baltimore— The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) announced that the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps, in cooperation with the State Board of Elections (SBE), will assign volunteer Health Ambassadors to polling places in multiple jurisdictions throughout the state to help ...

Public-private coalition launches campaign to educate Black community on importance of flu shot

Reverend Dr. Terris King, the Pastor of Liberty Grace Church of God and CEO of King Enterprise Group, believes the coronavirus pandemic makes the coming flu season all the deadlier.

Reinventing fitness in the COVID-19 era

COVID-19 is a terrifying wake-up call for out-of-shape Americans.

Maryland Department of Health announces new community-based partnership to enhance statewide vaccination efforts

Baltimore— The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) announced the Maryland Partnership for Prevention (MPP) as its community partner in an enhanced statewide initiative to promote and facilitate childhood and flu vaccination activities throughout the fall. The effort will also support ...

It’s time for your flu shot!

The University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus is again offering free flu shots this season.

Genetics, Diagnosis, Treatment: NIH Takes on Sickle Cell Disease Globally

“Sickle cell disease affects 20 million people worldwide, including at least 100,000 in the United States, mainly African Americans, but Hispanics and Asian Americans, too. To help address the problem on a global scale, the NHLBI has been supporting programs ...

STAR celebrates 30 years of addressing health disparities in Baltimore

Sisters Together And Reaching, Inc. (STAR), a faith-based, nonprofit community organization that provides spiritual support, direct services, and prevention education to HIV/AIDS infected, and affected African-American women and men, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month.

2021 Plans and prices ready to view on MarylandHealthConnection.gov

Baltimore— Marylanders can now view plans and prices for 2021 health cover- age on MarylandHealthConnection.gov, the state’s online health insurance market- place.

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education

Narconon reminds families that abuse of heroin and opioid drugs has become a national health crisis.