| 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...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:50 PM
The sniffling and sneezing hasn’t kicked in yet, but experts are already warning people to get vaccinated for the flu early.
The vaccine has been delivered to many hospitals and clinics. After the 2009 swine flu outbreak, experts say the number...
| Mar 18, 2012
Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and the How the World Can Finally Overcome It
By Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin
Penguin Press, 421 pp., $29.95
Few diseases have been the subject of more books than the HIV/AIDS pandemic, with such...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 3:21 PM
It was thrown together in a hurry, only aimed to protect against one strain of influenza, and arrived on the market well after the novel flu virus had gained a foothold in the general population. But last year's vaccine against the novel H1N1 flu, in...
| 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...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:33 PM
A new Twitter account that went online Wednesday looks remarkably like a real one for the upcoming Matt Damon-Scarlett Johansson family drama "We Bought a Zoo."...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 4:38 PM
REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities report a fresh outbreak of the swine flu that killed hundreds and virtually paralyzed this sprawling capital in 2009. But the number of cases fits the "normal" flu-season pattern and should not cause...
| Jul 21, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Only a minority of parents had to missÂ work last school year when schools closed because of the H1N1 or swine flu, a new study based on a Pennsylvania school closing found. But among those that did have to miss work, quite a few had to miss five days....
| Nov 4, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Perhaps they should call them free flu prevention shots â€“ canâ€™t think of anyone that wants free flu. . . (insert drum roll and cymbal crash). Â Anyway, here's the information Centra Care sentÂ - - Â Centra Care Urgent Care and Get...