17 hours agoCOVID-19 in Maryland: Track death, hospitalization and case data from the state and CDC -- What are the COVID-19 numbers in Maryland? Get the latest on deaths, hospitalizations and cases for the state, Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and other counties.
21 days agoUniversity of Maryland Medical Center performs second pig-to-human heart transplant -- The University of Maryland School of Medicine announced Friday that, for the second time in history, its surgeons successfully transplanted a genetically modified pig heart inside a patient with terminal heart disease.
5 days agoMayo Clinic Q&A: Myths about minority organ donation -- Though organs are not matched based on race and ethnicity, certain criteria, including blood type and specific antibodies, must be matched to find a compatible organ.
5 days agoBaltimore native Dr. Ross Carl Sugar, pain management specialist and former NASA software engineer, dies -- Dr. Ross Carl Sugar, a pain management physician, died Sept. 18 at his Stevenson home. He was 63.
5 days agoNew Baltimore partnership aims to improve representation of people of color in clinical trials -- The PATIENTS Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to extend its efforts to diversify research and participation in clinical trials.
5 days agoOrioles' Adley Rutschman hugs it out with pitchers like no one else in the game. That's a good thing. -- Everything youthful and enthusiastic about the 2023 Orioles is encapsulated in Adley Rutschman's bountiful hug of the pitcher who finished off yet another victory. Teammates say they like the affirmation, and a researcher notes that the embraces can have beneficial effects.
6 days agoHarvard Health: Got expendable body parts? -- Why do we have body parts that can be safely removed? If they're not needed, why do humans have them in the first place?
7 days agoMaryland officials announce $120M for K-12 behavioral health services -- Maryland officials on Tuesday highlighted the availability of $120 million in grants for behavioral and mental health services to help K-12 students over the next year and a half.
8 days agoMaryland advocacy group plans to pursue expansion of drug affordability next legislative session -- Maryland's Prescription Drug Affordability Board is figuring out how to set upper payment limits for certain drugs,
9 days agoKaiser Permanente employees in Maryland, mid-Atlantic region vote to authorize a strike -- The possibility of a historic health care worker strike inched closer to reality Monday after the union representing Kaiser Permanente employees in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. announced their members had voted last week to authorize a work stoppage to protest unfair labor practices if a labor agreement isn't reached by Sept. 30.
9 days agoEdward E. 'Ed' Crawford, state Department of Health psychologist with taste for Hawaiian shirts, dies -- Edward E. Crawford, a former Maryland Department of Health psychologist, died Sept. 7 at Wildcat Senior Living in Summerville, South Carolina. The former Perry Hall resident was 94.
10 days agoFirst West Nile virus case in Maryland this year confirmed on Eastern Shore -- The Maryland health department says the infection is the first case of West Nile virus acquired this year in the state.
12 days agoHigher ed commission considers Stevenson University physical therapy degree program similar to those at UMES, UMB -- The Maryland Higher Education Commission is considering Stevenson University's plans to offer a doctor of physical therapy degree, with two other universities in the state objecting to the proposal.
12 days agoThe new COVID shot will be available in Baltimore as soon as this weekend -- The latest version of the COVID-19 vaccine is expected to hit Baltimore pharmacies as early as this weekend, as hospitalizations from the virus continue to rise across the region.
12 days agoMayo Clinic Q&A: Is erythritol a safe and healthy sugar substitute? -- Because of the known health risks associated with added sugars, the food industry has produced numerous sugar substitutes to feed our collective sweet tooth while minimizing the negative consequences of sugar.
12 days agoA 'double-edged sword': Maryland's Trans Health Equity Act likely to increase access, wait times -- The Trans Health Equity Act is expected to put pressure on Maryland's infrastructure for providing gender-affirming care.
13 days agoAt first meeting, new Baltimore water task force offers assurances for the future: 'Our water utility is not for sale' -- Bill Henry, chairman of the Baltimore Water Governance Task Force, his 12 fellow members gave few clues Wednesday at the Randallstown Community Center about precisely what changes they envision for the management of Baltimore's water infrastructure.
13 days agoHarvard Health: The new RSV shot for babies: What parents need to know -- RSV is a common virus that just causes cold symptoms for most people. But for very young babies, and for babies and young children with certain health problems, it can be very dangerous.
14 days agoMary Eileen Mullen, Community College of Baltimore County human services worker and small business owner, dies -- Mary Eileen Mullen, a human services worker who counseled people in economic distress, died Sept. 2 at her Hamilton home. She was 71.
14 days agoFacing staffing shortages, Baltimore Kaiser workers begin strike authorization vote this week -- About 1,000 Kaiser Permanente employees in the Baltimore area will vote this week on whether to strike, as contract negotiations crawl forward between the California-based health care organization and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, which represents more than 85,000 health care workers nationwide.
15 days agoKennedy Krieger project helps Baltimore-area faith leaders make houses of worship more inclusive of people with disabilities -- Working with the Kennedy Krieger, Baltimore-area faith leaders examine how to make places of worship more accommodating for people with disabilities.
16 days agoWith federal NOPAIN Act, Maryland doctors, advocates hope fewer opioids will be prescribed -- The federal NOPAIN law aims to reduce opioid use by incentivizing outpatient surgical centers to use other pain relief methods like nerve blocks and long-acting numbing medications.
16 days agoMayo Clinic Q&A: How to avoid bloating -- If you are not used to consuming fiber-rich foods in your diet, you will want to do so slowly to avoid bloating and abdominal pain.
19 days agoBaltimore City Health Department will distribute flu shots later than planned after 'significant delays' in procurement -- The Baltimore City Health Department won't start administering flu shots on schedule after "significant delays" in the city's procurement of doses. The Board of Estimates approved an emergency procurement Wednesday.
20 days agoWilliam R. 'Bill' Caltrider Jr., founder of Center for Alcohol and Drug Research Education in Towson, dies -- William R. "Bill" Caltrider Jr., the founder and president of the Center for Alcohol and Drug Research Education, died July 15 at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He was 75.
20 days agoHarvard Health: Dealing with thick, discolored toenails -- While completely curing these fungal infections is difficult, the right treatments can discourage the problem from spreading and make your nails look better.
21 days agoArchbishop concedes the Baltimore archdiocese is considering bankruptcy; survivors say they'd oppose the move -- Baltimore's Catholic archbishop says filing for bankruptcy could give the archdiocese a "reasonable and equitable method for compensation" of victims, while "preserving the many vital ministries of the Archdiocese."
22 days agoHow much exercise it takes to offset the calories in your favorite foods -- Calories can be a scary term. How many should a person consume a day to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight? The answer is not a pleasing one: It depends. Here's how much exercise is needed to burn off the calories from popular foods.
22 days agoLawrence Lacks Sr., longest living son of Henrietta Lacks and locomotive engineer, dies -- Lawrence Lacks Sr., a son of Henrietta Lacks who lived to see his family's first legal settlement with a biotechnology company over the use of the HeLa cell line, died Saturday at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. He was 88.
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