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Soothing a Sore Throat

Most sore throats are caused by viral infections such as the common cold or the flu. These throat problems are generally minor and go away on their own

Sun and Skin

Learn simple steps you can take to protect your body from sun damage and still enjoy the sun’s healthful effects. (From NIH News in Health)

Free, reduced cost sexual health services in Baltimore

The National Coalition for Sexual Health, which consists of more than 50 of the nation’s top health and medical organizations, has issued a call-to-action in an effort to encourage African-Americans to take advantage of what they call historic levels of ...

Maryland student remembered through growing scholarship and 5K

Maurice C. Harris, 18, was awarded a scholarship to help with expenses while attending his first year at Prince George’s Community College, in memory of 17-year-old Tekau Rasayon.

Step away from the burger: Why a 'Western' diet is bad for your health

The developing world is seeing rapid urbanization, with more than half of the world's population now living in cities and this figure expected to reach 70% by 2050.

Celebrate the 4th of July safely

The 4th of July means patriotism, cookouts and fireworks. You can handle patriotism with the best of them, but a few precautions will help keep you safe around the grill and fireworks.

Maryland strengthens effort to keep retailers from selling tobacco to minors

Though it is illegal to sell tobacco products to youths under 18, in the past two years, Maryland has seen a troubling increase in the number of retailers selling tobacco products to minors – in violation of federal, state and ...

Special Blood Drive held in memory of local hero

Anne Arundel County Community encouraged to give blood to help ensure a stable blood supply

Fat is back: New guidelines give vilified nutrient a reprieve

Fatty foods may be making a comeback. The latest version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which is due out later this year, could contain a number of big changes in its recommendations, not the least of which is an ...

Urgent need for blood donors during summer months

The American Red Cross asks that you set aside one hour of your summer fun for a good cause—donating blood.

Baltimore declares Code Red Heat Advisory for Tuesday

With the heat index expected to be at 105 degrees, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has issued a Code Red Heat Advisory for Tuesday, June 23.

Your kids probably aren't drinking enough of this

There's one simple liquid that has a huge effect on how well your family feels today: water.

Children should never be left in alone in vehicles

Last year, 30 children lost their lives, including three children in Maryland and one in Virginia, as a result of heatstroke due to being left alone in a vehicle, according to research by San Jose State University’s Department of Meteorology ...

Farmers markets near you, a USDA tool

If you're craving fresh-baked bread, sweet strawberry jam, or the scent of seasonal flowers, you're in luck. It's now easier than ever to find your local farmers market, thanks to an online search tool from the USDA.

Cancer 101: Advice from an oncology nurse

I always thought that one day, when I had time, I would write an orientation of sorts for anyone who should find themselves on the receiving end of a cancer diagnosis.