| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:08 PM
The state's first confirmed flu case this season was detected Thursday in a child living in the Washington suburbs, state health officials said.
The child, who was not identified, was hospitalized briefly, but is recovering.
The flu strain detected...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:30 PM
The flu vaccine for the 2013/2014 season is now widely available — at drug stores, doctors' offices, health clinics, and military facilities. Accordingly, government health professionals are urging the public not to delay getting protection...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Rick and the growing prison group of "The Walking Dead" face a troubling new problem if the ending of the Season 4 premiere is any indication.
Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the season premiere.
The premiere ended with Carl's bud Patrick died in the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:17 AM
We will try not to judge too harshly those on the Baltimore City Council who are supporting a crackdown on panhandling — just as they should not judge too harshly those who are doing the panhandling. A poverty of ideas is just another form of...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 2:35 PM
More than 1,700 volunteers participate in the Medical Reserve Corps in Hampton Roads, divided among eight units. The Corps, which has more than 12,500 volunteers statewide, supports public health in the community, working in conjunction with local offices...
| May 1, 2013
SunFest is back, and the big, waterfront festival is expected to clog downtown West Palm Beach with at least 165,000 people Wednesday through Sunday.
It's called the SunFest Music and Arts Festival for a reason: The event's 31st year brings plenty of...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:24 PM
President Barack Obama has named an Annapolis man to head the multibillion-dollar grant program through which the Federal Emergency Management Agency helps local governments prepare for disasters.
Brian Kamoie, 41, will oversee a vast portfolio of...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Even healthy children can come down with a case of the flu severe enough to cause death in a matter of days, according to a new report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In fact, children who were in good health...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:53 AM
A senior World Health Organization official announced that the United Nations agency would convene an emergency committee to plan for a possible escalation in illnesses caused by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV.
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Area hospitals are coping with a surge of patients with achy bodies, fevers and sore throats as the nation grapples with a flu season that has hit earlier and harder than usual.
The flu virus is unpredictable, so no one knows when the outbreak will...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 12:33 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The flu bug is spreading throughout Greene County.
Cases throughout the county rose to 390 through the first five weeks of reporting. County health leaders report an increase by 34 cases compared to a week ago.