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Preventing Falls Can Save Lives

Falls are the leading cause of accidental injury, admission to the hospital, and death. One out of five falls cause serious injury such as broken bones and even traumatic brain injury.

Death of Chadwick Boseman Puts Focus on Colon Cancer and African Americans

The death of actor Chadwick Boseman from colon cancer at age 43 has brought new attention on the disease and how it disproportionately impacts African Americans

COVID-19 Clinical Antibody Trials in Baltimore and Annapolis

Who is eligible: People who either: Were tested for Covid-19 no more than 5 days ago and were positive, still have symptoms but haven’t been hospitalized Were in close contact with someone who has Covid-19 no more than 3 days ...

Pandemic has not hindered Baltimore’s emerging fitness scene

In the midst of a global health crisis that has highlighted numerous racial health disparities, a number of local fitness organizations have emerged which emphasize health and wellness in the Black community. Four groups in particular — Runners Run, MET ...

COVID-19 contributes to uptick in opioid-related deaths

Social isolation and reduced access to healthcare during the lockdown, among other factors, have led to a rise in opioid-related deaths, experts say.

Black Americans and COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Black Americans have to be involved at all levels of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot afford to be silent, detached, denied or prevented from being at the decision-making tables in terms of COVID-19 public health policies, research, clinical ...

Emergency physicians urge everyone to recognize warning signs of suicide and know how to help

Washington, D.C.— In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) urges everyone to do their part to support those who may be struggling with depression or other mental health challenges by recognizing the warning ...

Death of Chadwick Boseman Puts Focus on Colon Cancer and African Americans

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in America. It is the second most common cause of death related to the disease. African Americans are disproportionately impacted with a 20 percent greater rate than ...

Take The Wheel

Do you feel like you’re going through the motions in life with no destination? Now, may be your time to assume control of your situation.

Dr. Jacqueline Stone Named First Chief Clinical officer at Kennedy Krieger Institute

Baltimore— Kennedy Krieger Institute, a non-profit organization internationally known for providing a wide range of health and education services for children, adolescents and adults with diseases, disorders or injuries that impact the nervous system, announced the promotion of Jacqueline Stone, ...

Black Americans and COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Black Americans have to be involved at all levels of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot afford to be silent, detached, denied, or prevented from being at the decision-making tables in terms of COVID-19 public health policies, research, clinical ...

Finding The Heart Healthy ‘Sweet Spots’ As You Age

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for all people; and three out of every four men and women age 60+ have at least one major disease that is related to heart health

Tips to get the whole family moving at home

(Family Features) With many families stuck at home juggling working remotely, homeschooling and trying to keep everyone happy and healthy, it can be easy to let an otherwise active lifestyle fall by the wayside.

Eric Garner’s Mother Films Passionate Video Denouncing Proposed Menthol Ban

The goal of SB793 is to ban the sale of flavored tobacco, prohibiting e-cigarettes and vaping; however, menthol cigarettes are also included in the band while excluding hookah. The inclusion of menthol has led groups like Law Enforcement Action Partnership ...

How dental offices are protecting patients and staff during the pandemic

It’s not exactly business as usual for the dental industry— or patients— as offices reopen for routine care amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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