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Even if you don’t have blatantly poisoning items lying around your house, that doesn’t mean that your house is poison-free. In fact, poisonings may be more frequent that you would imagine on first thought. In 2010, there were 2,582...
Thirteen-year-old Stephanie Cota pulled up her sleeve and glanced at the needle. "Is it gonna hurt?" she asked. "You'll feel it, but you look like a strong girl," said Yadira Guerra, a licensed vocational nurse. "Just turn the other way." When Cota...
During this election cycle, it is increasingly popular in some circles to condemn government as wasteful, inefficient and incompetent. While there are thousands of federal, state and local government programs, each with its own index of success or...
Tags: Government, Renovation, Politics, Heroin, Arts
Fewer children were poisoned by lead-based paint in 2011 than in any year since Maryland began tracking cases nearly two decades ago, prompting the state to expand its focus to newer rental properties and owner-occupied homes. A survey released...
Annapolis lobbyist Bruce C. Bereano has been fined $13,000 by the Maryland Department of the Environment for allegedly violating state lead-paint regulations on two properties he owns in the capital. But Bereano disputes the state's charges, saying the...
Tags: Renovation, Annapolis, Arts, Condos and Houses, Rentals
The Baltimore SunBaltimore's former health commissioner has come out with a way that just might get regular people to care about public policy -- he mixes in a heavy dose of "The Wire." Dr. Peter Beilenson, who's now Howard County's chief health officer has written a...
Dreamed of being a doctor but never made it to medical school? Well, now you have a chance to at least study like one. The University of Medicine School of Medicine will tonight launch the 12th year of its Mini Med School, a series for free courses that...
Despite dramatic progress in reducing Americans' exposure to lead over the past 25 years, a growing body of research finds that children and adults still face health risks from even very low levels of the toxic metal in their blood. A recent government...
Few medical conditions manifest themselves more profoundly than epilepsy. A condition that produces seizures that affect a number of mental and physical functions, epilepsy affects nearly 3 million people in the United States. Still, as prevalent as the...
Tags: Pharmaceuticals, Seizures, Symptoms, Head Injuries, Fainting
If you ever thought writing a book was tough, just consider the pain of marketing it. One example: the 66-city tour by Loyola University Maryland writing professor Ron Tanner in a beat-up van -- a voyage that has included savage mosquitos, a busted toilet...
Tags: Renovation, Pets, Authors, House Building, Book
A fatal stabbing and the baffling shooting of a 4-year-old boy stunned visitors to Baltimore's downtown Fourth of July festivities and drew condemnation from the city's mayor and police commissioner as they worked to remind people of the thousands who...
The Baltimore housing department received a $2.9 million federal grant Friday to clean up poisonous lead paint found in the walls of thousands of city buildings. Baltimore will receive $2.9 million from the federal government to fix lead-paint hazards in...
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