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  • Too soon for the flu?

    Too soon for the flu?
    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...
  • Maryland confirms first flu cases

    Maryland confirms first flu cases
    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...
  • School 'hand hygiene' plan shows no asthma benefit

    School 'hand hygiene' plan shows no asthma benefit
    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...
  • More on Miss USA Maryland Nana Meriwether

    More on Miss USA Maryland Nana Meriwether
    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...
  • Germ warfare in hotels

    Germ warfare in hotels
    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....
  • Parents should take kids' flu symptoms seriously

     Parents should take kids' flu symptoms seriously
    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. Among the...
  • Md. should go slow on mandatory sick leave

    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....
  • Do people turn to Twitter for CPR info?

    Do people turn to Twitter for CPR info?
    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 -...
  • Paid sick leave a wise investment

    Having shown national leadership on marriage equality and fair treatment of immigrant children, Maryland has the opportunity to turn its attention to the plight of workers who have no access to paid sick days. The ability to earn paid sick days allows...
  • Lincoln Park Zoo works to eradicate rabies in Africa

    Lincoln Park Zoo works to eradicate rabies in Africa
    NANGALE, Tanzania —¬†Huddled with his younger brother, the young man laughs easily, conspiratorially, at the commotion caused by the presence of curious foreigners in his family's modest compound outside this small village.¬† But when you ask 19-...
  • Virginia flu season 'on par' with last year

    Virginia flu season 'on par' with last year
    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...