Public health

Sen. Ben Cardin To Host Forum On Public HealthU.S. Sen. Ben Cardin will host a public health advocacy forum at Johns Hopkins University.
New Data Shows No Fort Detrick Cancer Clusters Public health officials say an updated study shows no statistically significant evidence of cancer clusters within 2 miles of Fort Detrick in Frederick.
Md. Health Secretary To Join Johns Hopkins Public Health FacultyMaryland's health secretary will be joining the full-time faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Tainted Food Suspected In Pa. School Trip IllnessMaryland public health officials are investigating the cause of nausea and vomiting that struck high school students aboard a bus returning to Uniontown, Pa., from Washington, D.C. over the weekend.
Md. Expands Scrap Tire Collection ProgramThe state of Maryland is pumping more money into scrap tire collection.
Public Health Effects Of Md. Gas Drilling StudiedThe Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is studying the possible public health effects of natural gas drilling in the western part of the state.
Marylanders Urged To Take Precautions As West Nile Virus Tracking BeginsThe Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reminds Marylanders to take precautions to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites as it begins tracking West Nile virus cases for the 2013 season.
New Study Finds Flu Is Mostly Spread By Airborne Droplets Of The VirusA new study could shed some light on how the flu virus is spread. The doctor leading the groundbreaking research has ties to Maryland.
Health Officials Urge Md. Hospitals To Promote BreastfeedingIf you're a new mom or expecting, a new set of breastfeeding recommendations for hospitals may affect you.
Roland Park Elementary Students Take Pledge Against Sugary DrinksWith New York City set to enact a controversial ban on the sale of large sugary drinks, a Baltimore school is also getting into the act, but in a much different way.
Baltimore To Expand Violence Mediation ProgramBaltimore is expanding a public health campaign to cut gun violence through mediation and community outreach.
Md. Reports First Case Of Seasonal InfluenzaMaryland health officials are reporting the state's first case of seasonal influenza.