Health Commissioner extends Code Blue in Baltimore through Monday morning

With dangerously cold temperatures expected to continue through tomorrow morning, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen extended a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City until 10 a.m. Monday, January 25.

Half of those with glaucoma don’t know it; Are you at risk?

Approximately 2.7 million Americans have the potentially blinding eye disease glaucoma, but only half are aware of it. Meanwhile, glaucoma incidence is on the rise. Researchers predict that glaucoma will affect as many as 6.3 million Americas by 2050. During ...

Key to finally fulfilling that New Year's health resolution

The confetti and champagne bottles have been cleaned up. So now millions of Americans will embark on their New Year's resolution to— finally!— hit the gym and get healthy.

Walmart welcomes applications for grants from Maryland nonprofits

The Walmart Foundation opened the application period for its State Giving Program funding cycle recently, welcoming Maryland nonprofits with programs that focus on hunger relief, healthy eating or career opportunity to apply for funding. The deadline to submit grant requests ...

“Do it For Life” Health and Fitness Fair

The “Do It For Life” Health and Fitness Fair takes place on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Truth & Life Family Worship Center located at 6305 Sherwood Road in Baltimore.

Local woman reveals cancer scare and advocacy work

Tamika Felder was going through her daily routine, filing stories as a freelance journalist and simply living the life of a happy-go-lucky 25-year-old. Then, out of nowhere, she received the news from her doctors that she had cervical cancer, a ...

Marylanders urged to start year with focus on improving their health

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is encouraging Marylanders to use the New Year as an opportunity not only to adopt healthier lifestyles but also to maximize health coverage and to partner with primary care physicians by getting ...

Overdose fears spark recall of children's cough syrup

Parents are being urged to check their medicine cabinets as two batches of generic children's cough syrup are removed from pharmacy shelves across the country. They have been recalled due to overdose risk.

Maryland women urged to get screened for cervical cancer through Pap tests

Of all cancers that affect women, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable. Pap test screening finds cervical cancers and pre-cancers early.

Janet Jackson denies cancer rumors

Janet Jackson said in a statement Wednesday that she does not have cancer after rumors swirled online about her health on the heels of the singer canceling several concert dates due to illness.

Health Commissioner Wen declares first Code Blue Alert of the winter season

With overnight temperatures predicted to fall into the teens with a single-digit wind chill, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen issued a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City overnight. This is the first Code Blue alert for Baltimore this ...

Rules to make school lunches healthier are working, study finds

Ever since new meal standards went into effect in schools across the United States in 2012, experts have worried that the changes would result in fewer students eating school lunches. A new study of a Washington state school district suggests ...

Give your family the gift of good health

As colder months approach, many families enjoy spending time together on the couch watching football, indulging in delicious family recipes and preparing for the holiday season.

First Day Hikes in America’s state parks offer invigorating start to New Year

Make a New Year’s resolution to your health and happiness by kicking off 2016 with an invigorating “First Day Hike” at a state park near you. On January 1, 2016, all 50 states will participate in the fifth annual national ...

Hospital patients receive holiday cheer, gifts from MSU student-athletes

Recognizing that not everyone will have an opportunity to spend this holiday season at home with loved ones, Morgan State University (MSU) President David Wilson and members of the MSU Bears athletic teams including football, volleyball, track, cheerleading and bowling ...