| Dec 4, 2012
| 7:18 PM
Flu season has arrived early and several Southern states have already reported unusually extensive activity. In Virginia, too, it started a couple of weeks ahead of last year, according to the Health Department's surveillance data.
However, in the level...
| 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...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Most of us likely take paid sick leave for granted. It accumulates over time, and we dip into the account when there's an injury or illness that prevents us from going to work, whether for a day or, as in the case of a serious malady, for much longer....
| Nov 16, 2012
| 12:56 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Amid snarky comments and links to cat videos, some Twitter users turn to the social network to find and post information on cardiac arrest and CPR, according to a new study.
Over a month, researchers found 15,324 messages -...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
In June 2009, my husband Sam and I slammed down the hatchback of our Honda CRV, the interior bulging with containers of Legos and books, school supplies and board games, and a box of shoes, a tin of Old Bay in the glove compartment. On the roof was a...
| 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.
| 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...