June 27th Is National HIV Testing Day

MedChi wants to spread the word about National HIV Testing Day on June 27. National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) was first observed on June 27, 1995 to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked ...

Toxic Stress In Childhood Impacts Physical, Mental Well-Being Throughout Life

Stress is a part of everyday life, but “toxic” or traumatic stress is known to have a significant effect on our physical and emotional health. Toxic stress in early childhood can greatly impact brain development and social and emotional wellness.

Do Introspective Questions Have The Power To Change Your Life?

If you’re stuck in a rut or struggling with life— at work, in your relationships, in the way you view yourself— it could be time for a little self interrogation.

True Tale Of Doctor’s Fight To Uncover Flint’s Lead Contamination

Maryland Humanities announced the selection of “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resilience, and Hope in an American City” by Mona Hanna-Attisha for the 2019 One Maryland One Book program.

Why Is Wearing A Helmet Important?

As the temperature rises, people increasingly want to go outside and enjoy different activities. We are starting to notice more bicycles, motorcycles and e-scooters on the roads. However, sharing the road with other vehicles often results in collisions and severe ...

Viola Davis Reveals Diabetes Diagnosis And Campaign To Raise Awareness

“I’m one of 84 million American adults living with prediabetes and I’m sharing my story for the first time in an effort to inspire others to take action against the type 2 diabetes epidemic,” Davis said in a statement after ...

Three Steps Companies Can Take To Improve Mental Health In The Workplace

Dealing with mental health can be a delicate issue for both employers and employees. Some think it carries a stigma, thus employees may attempt to hide their problem. A survey by the American Psychological Association found that less than half ...

Baltimore Entrepreneur, Philanthropist Needs Stem Cell Transplant For Rare Cancer

After battling and beating thyroid cancer a decade ago, Smith has been diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), and she is in critical need of a blood stem cell donor.

Tips To Help Prevent Lyme Disease During Tick Season

In its most recent report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that in 2017 there were 1,997 confirmed cases of Lyme disease in Maryland, with an additional 697 probable cases. Left untreated, the disease can cause joint swelling ...

Parents, Are You Too Overwhelmed To Recognize Your Kids' Mental Health Crisis?

Parents are the first line of defense for noticing when their kids are struggling with mental health issues. But overwhelmed and stressed parents may miss the warning signs that their kids are in trouble. Just in time for Mental Health ...

Waterfront Partnership Expands Free Fitness Classes To Weeknights

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore and Medifast® will bring Waterfront Wellness, a free outdoor fitness series, back to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor beginning May 25, 2019. Free fitness classes will be offered every Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday through October 1, ...

Art Imitates Life: How One Woman Draws Inspiration From Illness

As a fashion illustrator, Kris Keys creates art from real life, in real time. She brings a canvas to life in feathery watercolor strokes, fluid yet precise. As a fashion designer, she's a storyteller, a modern traveler connecting her life ...

Vaccines Protect You, Your Family And Your Community

"Vaccines are safe and highly effective. There is a lot of misinformation swirling around out there suggesting otherwise, so we want to get the facts out."

What You Need To Know About Dog Bites

An estimated 4.7 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs every year. Even worse, over half of all people who are seriously injured are children between five and nine years old

Baltimore Author Encourages Black Men To Seek Treatment For Mental Health Challenges

Tsanonda Edwards, co-founder and director of Community Engagement for Above it All, a mental health and psychiatric rehabilitation program for Baltimore youth and their families knows all too well how difficult it is to deal with the mental health effects ...