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Studies link obesity and cancer

Sharon Carter does everything she can to lose weight. After years of overindulging, she says she eats three healthy meals per day, her snacks are healthy and few and far in between.

Dr. Leana S. Wen appointed as Commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department

On Friday, December 5, 2014, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced her appointment of Dr. Leana S. Wen as Commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department, effective January 15, 2015. Dr. Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey, who has served as interim health commissioner since May, ...

We may be able to reverse signs of early Alzheimer's disease

The woman at the department store bounded toward Julie Gee.

Students, activists create living red ribbon in commemoration of World AIDS Day

Local Baltimore organizations join in an attempt to make world’s largest living red ribbon in commemoration of World AIDS Day

Dealing with holiday depression

The six weeks encompassing Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s—collectively called “the holidays”—are for most a magically unique time of year.

Area youth receive HIV/AIDS education in recognition of World AIDS Day

Dr. Craig Coates, senior pastor of Fresh Start Church in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and chair of Anne Arundel County’s HIV/AIDS Commission, got a head start by helping youth obtain factual information about HIV and AIDS.

November is American Diabetes Month

MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, along with Sugar Free Kids Maryland, is proud to participate in American Diabetes Month to promote diabetes prevention and control and promote healthy living.

Create your family health portrait on Thanksgiving: National Family Health History Day

Acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H. today declared this Thanksgiving day, November 27, as the eleventh annual Family Health History Day.

Do you qualify for Medicare Extra Help?

Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs

Marlene King’s Breast Cancer Story, Part II

Marlene King does not consider herself a breast cancer survivor, but a breast cancer warrior. Since her breast cancer diagnosis in 2008 at age 48, she has had a lumpectomy, a double-mastectomy, and has undergone breast reconstructive surgery, radiation, and ...

Johns Hopkins’ Dr. Lisa Cooper wins AAMC Award

Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Herbert W. Nickens Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Study: Growing number of calls to poison centers involve kids and energy drinks

Energy drinks can pose a real problem for children, according to a new study from the American Heart Association.

It's time to review Medicare coverage as open enrollment nears

Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare Open Enrollment begins.

Meet Marlene King: Breast cancer warrior

Marlene King, 55, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 at the age of 48. Since that time, King has had a lumpectomy, a double-mastectomy, and has undergone breast reconstructive surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

Medicare open enrollment takes place October 15 - December 7

Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too.

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