| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Public health officials are warning adults and adolescents to get booster shots in the wake of an unusually large number of cases of whooping cough this year around the nation and in Maryland.
More than 20,000 cases of the respiratory disease were...
| Aug 10, 2012
Illinois State Fair organizers are equipping the Springfield fairgrounds with extra hand-washing stations and cautionary signs to keep an emerging swine flu strain at bay.
State public health officials on Thursday confirmed Illinois' first case, a...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Six Queen Anne's County residents have been diagnosed with a strain of swine flu that has been infecting people across the country, including many who have been attending state and local agricultural fairs, according to state health officials.
| Aug 24, 2012
| 5:19 PM
As the state fair opens in Timonium, pigs that will be judged for prizes will also be under scrutiny from state veterinarians after an outbreak of swine flu nearly threatened to shut down the event.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Hearing aids have improved the quality of many people's lives, but most users have learned they are less than ideal in noisy environments.
Going to the airport, store or doctor's office can be frustrating, said Dr. Frank R. Lin, a Johns Hopkins...
| Sep 21, 2012
It's time to get your flu shot. Or is it?
The answer to that question depends on whom you ask.
The sign in the pharmacy window might suggest flu season is already here, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging everyone at least 6...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Maryland has confirmed its first cases of seasonal influenza, state health officials announced Friday, several months earlier than last season.
Four children in the Baltimore region have laboratory-confirmed cases. One was hospitalized, but all are doing...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 2:13 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An arsenal of hand sanitizers, hygiene education and good old-fashioned soap failed to prevent asthma attacks among school children in one Alabama county.
For children with asthma, the common cold is the top trigger of symptom...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Miss Maryland, you did us proud.
Sunday night in Las Vegas, 27-year-old Nana Meriwether, from Potomac, finished as the runner-up in the 2012 Miss USA pageant. The title went to Miss Rhode Island, 20-year-old Olivia Culpo.
Clearly, Meriwether didn't lose...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 5:06 PM
Do you have any idea what happened on that hotel bed before you walked into the room? You don't want to know. Neither do I, which is why, first thing when arriving in a new hotel room, I usually toss the bedspread in the closet.
It seems I'm not alone....
| Nov 7, 2012
In households with small children, flu symptoms are as routine as dirty socks. Take them seriously, though, warns a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), because the flu can kill healthy children within days.