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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. It’s the Law.

Drinking and driving is a choice, and it is a choice that should not be made.

Landmark Alzheimer’s Study Urgently Seeks Volunteers

Study focuses on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and tracking it over time

Does America Really Have The Worst Health System In The Developed World?

America spends twice as much on healthcare as its peers in the developed world yet fares worse on a range of health indicators, including life expectancy and infant mortality.

PATIENTS Day Empowers Local Communities

Nearly 200 community members, health care providers, and researchers came together at the University of Maryland BioPark on July 20, 2018 to celebrate PATIENTS Day. Hosted by the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s Patient-Centered Involvement in Evaluating the Effectiveness ...

Marylanders Reminded To Take Basic Steps To Reduce Risk Of West Nile Virus

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) announced the first confirmed and locally acquired case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Maryland this year. The infected individual is an adult who lives in the Baltimore Metro region. MDH routinely tracks and ...

Mental health Is A Real Thing!

Remember that it’s okay to take care of your mental wellbeing and put yourself first!

UMMC Embarks on Youth Summer Jobs Program for 16th Year

For the 16th year, the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is providing young people, ages 14 to 21 with work readiness skills training through targeted job matching to their career interests.

‘Text Neck’ Means Trouble For Anyone Addicted To Mobile Devices

Well before the invention of cell phones medical experts agreed that poor posture is the leading cause of back and neck pain. However, the explosion of 24-7 cell phone use has seriously compounded this problem— even giving rise to a ...

Don't Manage Diabetes, Reverse It

"Diabetes is reversible. That's the exciting conclusion of a study I'm leading at Indiana University Health."

Fireworks Safety

Every year, fireworks are a leading cause of severe injury to people all over the United States. In 2016, there were 11,100 emergency room visits due to fireworks-related injuries; four of these resulted in death. Children under the age of ...

Red Cross Shares Steps To Take Now For Hurricane Safety

“These are dangerous storms that can affect people living here in the Greater Chesapeake Region said Scott R. Salemme, Regional CEO, Greater Chesapeake Region. “It’s time to get ready now, before a storm threatens.”

Al-Anon Family Groups Celebrate Recovery In Baltimore City

About 4,000 Al-Anon members from around the world will meet at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, for the 2018 Al-Anon Family Groups International Convention, July 6-8, 2018.

Baltimore Prostate Cancer Advocate Diagnosed With Disease

For more than a decade, he has spearheaded efforts that have resulted in raising more than $4 million dollars to fund research, provide free screenings and educate the community about this disease. Now, the fight has become personal for Siegel.

Marylanders Reminded To Take Mosquito Precautions At Home And While Traveling This Summer

As mosquito season begins and summer travel plans are solidified, the Maryland Department of Health encourages Marylanders, especially pregnant women or women who are trying to become pregnant, to protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases, predominantly the Zika virus.

Black Mamas Are Dying. We Can Stop It.

"Every year, more than 700 American mothers lose their lives to pregnancy or birth-related complications. Some medical professionals estimate that at least half, if not more, of these deaths are entirely preventable."

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