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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.

High Blood Pressure: Facts to know and myths to forget

May 17 is World Hypertension Day, an opportunity to promote public awareness of hypertension, or high blood pressure, and to encourage citizens to learn how to control this silent killer.

Dinner Under the Stars: Annapolis' premier outdoor dining event returns to West Street

Starting Wednesday May 31, 2017, restaurants on West Street under the back drop of St. Anne's Church will be bringing back Annapolis' newest tradition of al fresco dining under the stars in historic downtown Annapolis.

Life expectancy differs by 20 years between some US counties

Life expectancy at birth differs by as much as 20 years between the lowest and highest United States counties, according to new research published Monday in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart attack, study says

Taking even over-the-counter doses of common painkillers known as NSAIDs -- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs -- has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack in a new study.

Stretching longer isn't always better

Even if you don't proactively do a stretching program, there's a good chance that you instinctively do some sort of stretch every morning.

When exercise shifts from a healthy habit to an unhealthy addiction

Even if Abby Heugel wanted to stop, she couldn't.

Low-dose aspirin linked to lower breast cancer risk, study says

More potential good news for people who regularly take a low-dose aspirin: Women who took one had a lower risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research on Monday.