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Device can save thousands of children from drowning

Pastor George A. McKinney and his family were hosting a pool party four years ago. Several children and families were gathered, fellowshipping and having a good time. Nothing out of the ordinary for this annual event, which Pastor McKinney had ...

Children should never be left unattended in vehicles

A recent survey by Public Opinion Strategies of Washington showing that parents are willing to leave children unattended in vehicles is cause for alarm for safety advocates, says AAA Mid-Atlantic. The results are especially concerning as temperatures are beginning to ...

Lupus Awareness Month has many seeking answers

With lupus, no two cases are alike. Some who suffer with the debilitating illness develop kidney problems, while others prematurely battle heart disease, strokes and lung inflammation.

Multicultural scholarship helps increase diversity in healthcare

The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women and Macy's are awarding 16 scholarships of $2,500 each to help increase the number of diverse healthcare professionals while improving culturally-sensitive, patient-centered care.

When you need antibiotics -- and when you don't

When you need antibiotics -- and when you don't You're sick. You're not sure what it is, but you know you would really love for this achy feeling, stuffed up head, or painful cough to go away. So you go ...

Antioxidant in red wine has no benefit at low doses

The antioxidant resveratrol does not improve longevity when consumed at levels naturally occurring in foods like grapes, red wine and dark chocolate, according to a new study published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Caucus seeks to raise awareness, address healthcare barriers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) affects 90,000 to 100,000 Americans.

Cummings, Baquet display passion for healthcare

A celebration of the success of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) quickly turned into a passionate plea to lawmakers and others from Dr. Claudia Baquet and her guests to continue to press for the elimination of healthcare disparities.

Anne Arundel County Department of Aging offering diabetes workshops

Two additional Diabetes Education Workshops have been scheduled this summer at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Mental illness is our dirty little secret

I’m tired, my sisterfriend says. I don’t know how much longer I can hold on. As I hear her I have a couple of choices.

Is diabetes shrinking my brain?

It's not a secret that some diabetics also have memory issues, but a new study suggests it's not just due to clogging of blood vessels -- your brain may actually be shrinking.

Healthier America, saving our nation from collapse

My mother once felt badly because we didn't have an ashtray in our house.

Maryland annual dementia conference highlights caregivers

Approximately 400 people are expected to gather for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter’s Annual Dementia Conference: Making Connections, Friday, April 25, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel located at 903 Dulaney Valley ...

Why is a routine eye exam important?

Ethnic minorities are often at increased risk for eye disease. To help curb vision loss among at-risk communities, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding Americans about race-related risk factors for eye disease during National Minority Health Month in April.

The invisible man in healthcare

He is missing from the health care system. He is less likely to hold a job that provides health insurance.