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Recipient Of Pig Heart Undergoing Physical Therapy For First Time, University Of Maryland SaysDavid Bennett, the 57-year-old man who is the first transplant recipient of a genetically modified pig heart, is still recovering and undergoing physical therapy for the first time, the University of Maryland Medical System said.
COVID-19 In Maryland: Hospitalizations Fall Below 2K for First Time In Nearly A MonthAccording to the health department, 1,979 residents are hospitalized with COVID-19. The last time hospitalizations were below 2,000 was Dec. 27, when there were 1,826 patients.
A Universal Vaccine Could Be The Future Of The Coronavirus FightDuring the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has seen several coronavirus variants emerge -- and with some, the effectiveness of current coronavirus vaccines to protect against infection and illness has slightly diminished.
Frosh Warns Of Companies Going Door-To-Door To Test For COVID-19Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is warning residents of companies offering door-to-door COVID-19 testing, saying people who took the tests have reported not receiving results after several weeks and do not know if their personal information is secure.
ASK A DOC: LifeBridge Health Dr. Erica Gaertner Talks About Common Sports InjuriesDr. Erica Gaertner, a sports medicine physician with LifeBridge Health, sits down with WJZ Anchor Denise Koch to discuss common sports injuries, ways to avoid them and tips for staying active during the winter.
COVID-19 In Maryland: State Surpasses 13K Deaths, But Hogan Says Metrics Are Improving From Omicron SurgeMaryland added 2,900 new cases of COVID-19 as hospitalizations once again declined and the statewide positivity rate dipped to 12.57%, according to data released Wednesday by the Maryland Department of Health.
US Pharmacies Are Rolling Out Free N95 Masks As Free COVID-19 Tests Begin To Arrive In The MailThe masks are rolling out just as some in the United States are receiving US Postal Service packages containing free Covid-19 antigen tests they ordered.
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Are Dropping In The Northeast. In Other Parts Of The Country, They're RisingSome states are starting to see infection numbers and hospitalizations drop. But it is not the case everywhere.
Rabid Raccoon Found In Severna Park WednesdayA raccoon found in Severna Park Wednesday has tested positive for rabies, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health said.
Some States Say They Are Not Getting Their Covid-19 Test Kit Orders As White House Rolls Out At-Home Testing EffortSome Republican-led states claim they are having a difficult time getting their hands on rapid Covid-19 tests following the US federal government's plan to send free at-home test kits to households across the country.
The CDC Updated Its Mask Guidelines. What To Know About 'The Highest Level Of Protection'The updated guidelines come after many public health experts have been recommending for months that people wear more effective masks -- particularly N95s -- and that the CDC change its guidelines on mask-wearing.
Hogan Praises Declines In COVID Metrics But Warns 'We're Not Out Of The Woods'Halfway into an Omicron-driven state of emergency, Gov. Larry Hogan praised Maryland's declining COVID-19 case rate and hospitalizations but warned residents "we're not out of the woods."