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Dangers Of Drowsy Driving: A Sleep Expert’s Take

Drowsy driving kills. Every year in the United States, over 100,000 car crashes are caused by driver sleepiness. Even worse, over a third of U.S. drivers report, having fallen asleep at the wheel. Being tired makes us slow to react ...

Selecting A Plan During Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment period started on October 15 and ends on December 7, meaning this is the time for you to review your current coverage and decide if there are better coverage options for you based on changes to ...

Seniors: Don't Forget To Sign Up For Medicare Drug Coverage This Fall

Nestled amidst all the seasonal festivities is Medicare's open enrollment season, which kicked off October 15. Seniors will have until December 7 to select their Medicare plans for the coming year.

Campaign Supports Baltimore-Based Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, which provides support services to young people with cancer and their families, is nearing completion of a house in Baltimore where patients can stay while receiving life-saving cancer treatments.

High Schooler Leads Diaper Drive

High school student Lauren Eisele, UMMC, and the University of Maryland School of Social Work all partnered to organize a diaper drive. Lauren led the effort to collect over 105,000 diapers, and 25,000 wipes for the drive. She is pictured ...

Breast Health 101

Breast Cancer Awareness month provides a prime opportunity to begin a dialogue about breast health. Breast cancer remains one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in American women with studies showing that one in eight women has a chance of ...

Discussing Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Disease And Suicide Prevention In Men

Anxiety. Chronic disease. Depression. Suicide. While these may not be fun topics for people to discuss, they are all vitally important to an individual’s health.

Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Made in Baltimore is a membership-based organization open to businesses in Baltimore City and surported by the Baltimore Office of Sustainability. The project began in Summer 2015 with the first pop-up shop featuring all locally made goods. The shop featured ...

Pythias A. And Virginia I. Jones African American Community Forum On Memory Loss

The two wanted to provide resources on dementia to the African American community after finding it was hard to find resources and information when their parents were diagnosed with dementia. The forum is named in the parents’ memory.

Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

The is Part 1 of a two-part series about Metastatic Breast Cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international health campaign observed every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, ...

Let’s Get Back to School Safely!

It may be easy to identify the risks that come with swimming in the ocean or falling off the monkey bars, but the dangers of getting to and from school are less obvious.

New Parental Leave Policy Provides 60 Days Of Paid Leave For State Employees

The new 60 days of paid parental leave is part of Senate Bill 859, which Governor Hogan supported and signed this year. The administration is going beyond the requirements of the legislation by making the 60 days of leave available ...

Baltimore Hero Honored During National Recovery Month

Terrie Alexander was honored this month by the nonprofit, Institutes for Behavior Resources, Inc. not only as an individual in long-term recovery but as manager of the REACH Intensive Outpatient Program for Addiction Recovery, which the organization has named in ...

Warning Signs That Your Teen May Have A Substance Abuse Problem

Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center, Governor’s Office on Crime Control and Prevention want you to know, “Before It’s Too Late”

Cure For American Doctor Shortage Lies Abroad

Waiting at the doctor's office could soon become a national pastime. One-third of America's doctors are on the verge of retirement. Yet the number of students graduating from U.S. medical schools is growing at an anemic rate— less than 1.5 ...

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