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Take a course in dorm safety

College students have a few different living options at their disposal, but many opt for dormitory living, as it is one of the more convenient and popular boarding options, particularly for out-of-town students. Thousands of post-secondary students pack up their ...

What schools are doing about childhood obesity

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that childhood obesity rates have more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the last 30 years. This is happening in spite of indications that childhood obesity could reduce ...

Take precautions to avoid Zika virus infection during trips abroad

The Zika virus is causing devastating birth defects in countries with outbreaks of the virus. It also causes bad pregnancy outcomes, like miscarriage and stillbirth, and can cause serious neurologic problems as well.

Red Cross issues emergency call for blood and platelet donations to address significant shortage

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.

Life in Baltimore: Aging advisory board hosts seminar on memory loss

In connection with Alzheimer's Awareness Month, the Memory and Aging Community Advisory Board (MACAB) held its 10th Annual Holistic Health Seminar on Memory Loss at the Randallstown Community Center.

WATCH: 7-year-old amputee defies odds, trains for a 5K

7-year-old Katie Eddington loves swimming, running, basketball and soccer. Her favorite animal is a horse. Her favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate.

Farmers' market checks to be distributed to eligible seniors July 8

Farmers' Market Coupons will be available through the Baltimore County Department of Aging on Friday, July 8.

Enjoy that pasta salad: Noodles linked to lower BMI

A little bit of what's irresistible is good for you, Italian scientists have discovered.

NKF-MD providing outreach and education at African-American Festival

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will have an exhibit at the African American Festival, taking place July 2-3, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Camden Yards Sports Complex (333 West Camden St., 21201).

We CAN-CER vive! celebrates first anniversary

Mia Wright can confidently look a person who has received a terminal cancer diagnosis in the eye, and tell them that she knows exactly how they feel. The 39-year-old from Largo, Maryland beat ovarian cancer three times.

To improve your memory, get moving ... or take a nap

Scientists have unlocked new secrets for boosting memory retention: One involves breaking a sweat, and the other involves taking a snooze.

Women would benefit from preemptive ovarian cancer operation

Fewer than half of ovarian cancer patients survive more than five years after their diagnosis. But new research indicates that preemptive surgery to remove a woman's ovaries and fallopian tubes might benefit more women than previously thought.

Getting your child vaccinated over summer break? Don’t forget HPV

Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is encouraging parents and providers to use every child’s visit to the doctor— such as an annual checkup or physicals for sports, camp or for other school-required immunizations— to discuss vaccination for human ...

Pfizer officials call for blacks to participate in Sickle Cell Disease clinical trials

June 19, 2016 marks World Sickle Cell Day.

Free Kidney Health Assessment at Men and Families Center Connectfest

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will bring its Kidney Health Risk Assessment (KHRA) to the Men and Families Center ConnectFest taking place Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 2222 Jefferson Street in Baltimore.