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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.

'Black Henna' tattoos may put you at risk

The summer vacation season is here— time to pack your swim suit, hit the beach, and perhaps indulge in a little harmless fun. What about getting a temporary tattoo to mark the occasion? Who could it hurt? It could hurt ...

How bad is Zika in Rio?

So it's final: the World Health Organization has confirmed that the 2016 Olympics do not need to be postponed or moved from Rio because there is a "very low risk" that the Games will further spread the Zika virus.

Heaven over hospital: 5-year-old Julianna Snow dies on her terms

Julianna Snow, the 5-year-old girl who sparked an international conversation about wrenchingly difficult decisions for terminally ill children, died Tuesday.

Food safety tips for fruits, vegetables, and fresh-squeezed juices

Whether from a supermarket, farm stand or your own garden, fresh fruits and vegetables are highlights of summertime. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminds the public that safe handling of produce and fresh-squeezed juice is especially important during ...

Obesity increases in U.S women, study finds

There doesn't appear to be much headway being made in the battle to curb obesity in the United States, according to a pair of studies released Tuesday.

Bottoms up: Why butt lifts are big business in parts of Africa

While some women are doing everything they can to get rid of extra weight, a larger behind is so desirable in some countries that it's fueling a whole industry of creams, surgery and padding.

Protect your joints and prevent pain

Joints play vital roles in the human body, forming the connections between bones and facilitating movement. Damage to the joints can be especially painful, and that damage may result from conditions such as osteoarthritis or gout.

Climbing out of the darkness: Postpartum awareness event planned

One in seven women will suffer from a postpartum mood disorder, the most common complication of childbirth, according to health experts.

Baby with Zika-related microcephaly born at New Jersey hospital

A baby with Zika virus-related microcephaly was born in New Jersey on Tuesday, hospital officials said.

Crash demonstration highlights need for seat belt use in all seats

Overlooking an isolated stretch of runway at Martin State Airport, officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Baltimore County Police and safety advocates witnessed a sudden and violent impact between two cars on Tuesday, May ...

High-tech mosquitoes could combat Zika virus

Genetically modified mosquitoes could mean curtains for the Zika virus. New U.S. cases of Zika virus infections are continually being discovered, as the Food and Drug Administration looks to these high-tech mosquitos as a possible solution.

Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program’s medicines list expands to help more clients

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau is expanding the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP) formulary to include medications for hepatitis C. This action enables MADAP clients to access treatments known to ...

Hopkins clinic offering relief, cure for hepatitis C

In Greater Baltimore, Hepatitis C affects African Americans more than any other group, according to Joseph Cooke, a senior outreach worker at the Blalock 319 Hepatitis Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital.