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Health and Fitness

An Owings Mills Boy Was the First Child to Get Two Hand Transplants in One Surgery

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 3:55pm

Zion Harvey (Still from CHOP video)

Zion Harvey (Still from CHOP video)

Eight-year-old Zion Harvey got a new set of hands last week. The Owings Mills resident became the first child to receive a “bilateral hand transplant,” meaning both hands were amputated. Read More →

Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Johns Hopkins Researchers’ Lab Mistake Leads to Nobel-Winning Discovery

1 Written by: | Friday, Jul 24, 2015 9:30am

Dr. Torsten Wiesel, via the Golden Goose Award

Dr. Torsten Wiesel, via the Golden Goose Award

When is a mistake not a mistake? When it ends up winning you a Nobel Prize, of course. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness, Real Estate & Home

Under Armour is opening a gym in downtown Baltimore

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 3:10pm

boaWith Port Covington almost fully shielded and a hotel coming in Fells Point, Kevin Plank’s next frontier is downtown. The Under Armour owner is planting the flag with a new gym at 10 Light St. Read More →

Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Johns Hopkins Hospital Is Still Only the Third-Best

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 9:01am

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Here’s how Johns Hopkins is like Queen Elizabeth II: For decades, Baltimore’s biggest medical center sat at the top of U.S. News’s annual best hospital rankings, seemingly unable to be dethroned. (Okay, so maybe it’s not the best analogy.)
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Health and Fitness, Money & Power

SRB Wants to Sell Parking Garages to Pay For Rec Centers

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 3:11pm

Rendering of Druid Hill Park Outdoor Aquatic Center (Baltimore City)

Rendering of Druid Hill Park Outdoor Aquatic Center (Baltimore City)

Baltimore City government owns four downtown parking garages. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants to sell them off, and use the money to fund construction at the city’s rec centers and pools. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

104-Year-Old Orioles Fan Throws Out First Pitch

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 13, 2015 9:46am

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I’ve just come up with a new life goal for myself: Live to 104. Oh, and then be healthy and frisky enough to throw out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game. Read More →

Health and Fitness

Prenatal Stress Linked to Anorexia Later, Johns Hopkins Research Shows

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 10, 2015 9:13am

Photo by John Glittenberg, via Flickr

Photo by John Glittenberg, via Flickr

When Johns Hopkins researchers exposed pregnant rats to stress, they found some interesting results: Those rats’ babies were more prone to anorexia-like behavior. The correlation was particularly true when the pregnant rats exhibited passive responses to stress. Read More →

GreenLaurel, Health and Fitness

Naptime Activism: Moms Clean Air Force “Play-In for Climate Action” July 7th in DC

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 03, 2015 2:42pm

Show the kids that being part of the solution can be fun!

Play-In for Climate Action: Being part of the solution can be fun!

I wonder if Mother Nature is doing the happy dance lately? I think the climate change discussion seems louder, bolder and more people are pushing for solutions. Maybe it’s the recent spat of super-storm events, droughts and floods? Maybe it’s the Pope’s massive encyclical? Or, it’s possibly watching Californians confront their water crisis? It’s probably all of the above.

Here’s a fun idea for you and your family to make your voices heard that climate action is needed. On Tuesday, July 7th, Moms Clean Air Force is hosting a fun “Play-in for Climate Action” near the U.S. Capitol building. It’s the perfect time to show our lawmakers in person the beautiful children that are at stake as they dither about climate change. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness

This Hello Kitty Necklace is a Nuisance to Public Health

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 3:58pm

Hello Kitty necklace (via Baltimore City Health Dept.)

Hello Kitty necklace (via Baltimore City Health Dept.)

Freddie Gray’s saga exposed the fact that Baltimore’s aging housing stock can be a source of lead poisoning for children. Recently, the Baltimore City Health Department found that chain stores could also pose risks. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness

Medical Marijuana Inches Closer to Reality in Maryland

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 10:18am

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Marylanders with anxiety, glaucoma, or chronic pain may be able to get medical marijuana as soon as next year, as the state slowly continues to work through all the obligatory bureaucratic red tape. Read More →

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