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Marylanders reminded to stay safe in hot weather

As temperatures in Maryland start heating up, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) reminds Marylanders to take the necessary precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.

1 in 4 Americans living with diabetes don't know

The number of Americans with diabetes continues to rise -- there are now more than 29 million adults living with the disease, according to the latest data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday. That’s 3 ...

Foster care program helps children thrive

Eugene arrived at the Children’s Guild when he was in third grade. He was very aggressive, always fighting with classmates and demonstrated a high level of anxiety. He had the perception that everyone was out to get him, officials say.

Food stamp soda ban can save 141,000 children from obesity

Banning soda and other sugary drinks from food stamps would lead to significant drops in obesity and diabetes rates among the poor, according to a new study.

Seniors need extra care to beat the heat

Summer is fast approaching. The days will be long. Your grandchildren will be out of school. You will want to spend time outdoors enjoying barbecues and other activities that are part of this season.

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.