Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Two Baltimore Hospitals Will Deal with Potential Ebola Patients

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 24, 2014 11:09am

Ebola scare

First things first: You don’t have Ebola, and you (probably) won’t get it. As Twitter has pointed out, more Americans have been married to Kim Kardashian than have contracted Ebola in the U.S. That said, if you did happen to just return from West Africa and you also happen to be running a fever, you’re going to be treated at one of three Maryland hospitals, two of which are in Baltimore.

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Health and Fitness, That Nature Show

Chronic Illness Awareness Month

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 24, 2014 10:00am

This column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks! Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you. 

It’s Pinktober. Breast Cancer Awareness month. I’m all for it, all pink-frosted donuts, and ribbons, and running shoes. Like the bumper sticker says (and I find both soft-core-y and infantilizing):  Save the ta-tas. My mother had a double mastectomy in her thirties, and survived. My mother-in-law died of the disease. Read More →

Druid Hill, Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Druid Hill Park Gets a Waterfall and Rowboats for its Birthday

1 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 10:02am

Rendering via Friends of Druid Hill Park

Rendering via Friends of Druid Hill Park

This month marks the 154th birthday of Druid Hill Park, Baltimore’s centerpiece of urban greenery, and one of the oldest city parks in the entire United States. To celebrate that birthday — and also to comply with new federal mandates requiring cities to have more on-hand drinking water — the park is about to get an upgrade. What do we have to look forward to? In three words: Waterfalls and rowboats.

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Health and Fitness, Schools

Johns Hopkins Hosts Ebola Protection Equipment Design Contest

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 10:24am


Think of it like Project Runway, but instead of trying to please Nina Garcia, the contestants are trying to save lives. Read More →

Health and Fitness, Lifeline, Shop Local

Wee Chic and Cool Progeny Present CRAVINGS: A Pop-Up BabyMoon for New and Expectant Moms

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 4:27pm


Wee Chic, the children’s boutique in Green Spring Station, and cool progeny present Cravings, an event for new moms and moms-to-be, on Sunday, October 26, from 2 pm to 5 pm. Read More →

Health and Fitness

Balt. County HHS to Dispense Free Flu Shots, Oct. 25

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 11:15am

flu shot

On Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services will hold Super Saturday, a morning of free flu shots for county residents at the follow locations in each of the seven council districts: Read More →

Food & Drink, Harbor East, Health and Fitness, Sponsored Post

Tomorrow : Soul Body Thrive Workshops-Dark Chocolates & Biodynamic Wines

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 10:00am

Soul Body Thrive Workshops

Energize, strengthen & nourish your body

Power up your Wednesdays this fall! Each workshop includes:


Soul Body’s famed SB Barre workout to tighten your core and tone your thighs, hips and seat (30 minutes). These ballet barre-inspired, mat-based moves can be modified for every level.

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Featured, Giving, Health and Fitness

Under Armour Donates Fancy Gyms to Baltimore’s Firehouses

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 9:15am


Not long ago, the Baltimore Fire Department was so cash-strapped that they considered selling ad space on the sides of their fire trucks. Clearly, there was no extra money in the budget for fancy gym equipment–even though staying in shape is a crucial part of a firefighter’s job. Luckily, some of our favorite local do-gooders decided to adopt this problem as their own, resulting in new, state-of-the-art gym equipment in the city’s three busiest fire houses.

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Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Organizers: Don’t Say ‘Almost There’ to a Baltimore Marathon Runner

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 17, 2014 4:41pm

marathonbaltThe Baltimore Running Festival website provides plenty of information for Saturday’s event, like road closings, water station locations and a schedule of events. For spectators, there’s also a guide about what not to say to runners. Read More →

Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Baltimore City Took 8 Days to Repair a Gwynns Falls Sewage Leak

2 Written by: | Friday, Oct 17, 2014 3:13pm

Gwynns Falls (

Gwynns Falls (

Sewage leaks in Baltimore often come with gallon measurements that have a lot of zeroes attached, and a recent case was no exception. According to a press release from the city issued Thursday, raw sewage leaked into a stream near Gwynns Falls for eight days earlier this fall.

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