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Mother sees hope amid opioid crisis

Five years ago, Emily Walden had never heard of the powerful prescription opioid Opana ER. Today, she is one of its biggest critics, and she sees the Food and Drug Administration's request this week that drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals pull the ...

Medicare isn't broken; quit trying to fix it

Tens of thousands of seniors owe their lives to Medicare's prescription drug benefit, according to a new study from the University of Illinois.

Non-profit fighting childhood obesity with local youth triathlon and duathlon

Baltimore-based International Association of Black Triathletes (IABT) will host a youth triathlon on Saturday, June 25, 2015 at Druid Hill Park.

Getting too friendly with fowl blamed in salmonella outbreaks

They may look cute, and you may think of them as your pets, but experts ask that you keep your chickens in your backyard. Don't snuggle with them. Don't sit them next to you as you watch TV. And please, ...

Babies may sleep longer in their own rooms, study says

The sooner babies get their own rooms, the longer they'll sleep on average, according to a new study that breaks with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Listen to your symptoms: know when to seek emergency care

At what point does a fever or stomachache become a medical emergency?

Black AIDS Institute announces “30 Days of HIV” campaign leading to National HIV Testing Day

The Black AIDS Institute, the nation’s only think tank focused on the impact of HIV upon black communities, has launched a national, digital-community campaign, “30 Days of HIV.”

Powerful new antibiotic could halt superbugs

Scientists in the United States have developed a vital tool in the battle against superbugs by re-engineering a decades-old antibiotic.

What you should know before buying sunglasses

Summer's almost here, so beware the brightest of sunlight! To protect your eyesight, the most important recommendation you need to follow is to wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet radiation whenever you go outside during daylight hours, according to the National ...

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 ...