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Coalition Seeks to Change Substance Abuse Behaviors in West Baltimore

Morgan State University (MSU) associate professor Dr. Lorece Edwards says binge drinking has been among the most severe problems among the young in the community and wants to eliminate substance and alcohol abuse among youth in West Baltimore.

Heart Disease in Children…Yes, it happens! And Parents Need to Know About It

As a pediatric cardiologist, I diagnose and treat children with heart conditions. I also assist families and children with implementing strategies to help prevent the onset of heart-related disease.

Marylanders encouraged to practice these steps throughout tick season

Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed May Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month.

Is chocolate good or bad for health?

Who doesn't love chocolate? Even if it's not your favorite sweet treat, you can probably agree that the confection conjures thoughts of love, pleasure and reward.

No fruit juice for kids under 1, pediatricians advise

Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it's advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

What you need to know about ticks

As summer heat descends, replacing balmy spring breezes, ticks are becoming active in many regions of the United States. In the coming months, some experts predict that ticks and the diseases they cause will be more abundant due to warmer ...

Experts' tips for choosing the safest sunscreen

Throughout the summer, consumers struggle with how to best protect their skin from the harmful rays of the sun. But which products are the safest?

Vitamin D checks are vital for African-Americans

African-Americans are at a higher risk for vitamin D deficiency than anyone else in the U.S. population, according to some medical experts.

Essex High School student raises awareness about lupus

Like the estimated 1.5 million Americans who have lupus or some form of the illness, Essex High School student Kayura Gwynn admitted confusion and sadness when doctors first diagnosed her a little more than three years ago.

Are you getting the vaccines you need before going abroad?

There's cholera, which can give you explosive diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps. Then there's measles, which can give you a high fever, cough, runny nose and rash.

'Healthy' foods have most of us confused, survey finds

Determining what exactly is a "healthy" food has us all scratching our heads.

Teen student drinking declines, but 1 in 6 binge drink, CDC report says

When teens drink alcohol, they sometimes down eight or more drinks in a short period, according to a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday. This happens in spite of overall progress in curbing teen drinking.

New hepatitis C infections triple due to opioid epidemic

New hepatitis C virus infections in the United States nearly tripled between the years 2010 and 2015.

FREE Dental Day - Sharing Smiles in Baltimore, May 21

On Sunday, May 21, children in Baltimore who are in need of dental care will be able to see a dentist at no cost during the third annual “Sharing Smiles Day” sponsored by Kool Smiles. For more information on Sharing ...

Be prepared this tick season

Spring means warmer weather, longer days, and the unwelcome return of ticks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says infections from tick-borne diseases are steadily increasing.

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