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JHU Examines What’s Behind the Childhood Allergy Epidemic

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 29, 2016 10:48am

Childhood_Allergies

Food allergies used to be a relatively rare phenomenon; over the past two decades, however, childhood allergy rates have begun to creep up at an alarming rate. These days, nearly one in 20 kids under age 3 has a food allergy. Much as with rising rates of autism, there are many theories out there purporting to explain just what’s going on — some more science-based than others. Read More →

Food & Drink, GreenLaurel, Health and Fitness

Is The Chemical Used to ‘Decaf’ Coffee Safe?

1 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 1:00pm

Shade-grown coffee is usually farmed by small scale farmers.

Shade-grown coffee is usually farmed by small scale farmers.

This article is part of the series, Beneath the Surface: What’s in Everyday Consumer Products. Articles in this series will examine how prevalent synthetic chemicals are in everyday products, and the consequences of their use to our health and our environment. 

I drink at least 48-ounces of brewed, organic and buzz-free coffee each day. I’m a heavy decaf coffee drinker which is why I’m often asked if it’s safe to drink decaf. This safety question lingers because every few years an article surfaces questioning the toxicity of methylene chloride – the chemical most-oft used to extract caffeine from coffee beans. Methylene Chloride is currently listed as a possible carcinogen, and its primary use is as a paint solvent.

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Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

The Other Baltimore CVS Story

1 Written by: | Monday, Apr 25, 2016 9:45am

cvsfire

The Penn-North CVS became a focal point during last year’s unrest in Baltimore, with the pharmacy’s looting and arson serving (to some) as a symbol of a city spinning out of control. Read More →

Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Why You Should Follow Baltimore’s Tanya McFadden in the Boston Marathon

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 18, 2016 4:20pm

Boston Marathon Tanya McFadden

Courtesy PressBox – Allow me to peel the curtain back a little bit. While discussing some story ideas recently, the suggestion was made by PressBox managing editor Kaitlyn Wilson that I consider writing something about the upcoming Boston Marathon.

Being the team player that I aspire to be, I immediately said, “Sure, I can do that.” Of course, the involuntary “oh my God I have no idea what to say about the Boston Marathon” face I made suggested otherwise. Expanding horizons is a good thing though, so I pressed on in search of an angle.

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Health and Fitness, Money & Power

Johns Hopkins Helps Give Birth to a Hospital in South America

1 Written by: | Friday, Apr 15, 2016 4:02pm

rendering courtesy Safdie Architects

rendering courtesy Safdie Architects

Johns Hopkins Medicine has helped thousands of patients deliver babies over the years. Now Hopkins has helped deliver another hospital, too.

Representatives from Johns Hopkins Medicine International consulted on the design of a 400-bed hospital that is being constructed on the outskirts of Cartagena, Colombia, in South America. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness, Money & Power

Maryland Club Plans to Add Fitness Center, Squash Court

3 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 1:30pm

Maryland Club

Maryland Club

The venerable Maryland Club is planning an expansion to provide more exercise options for its members. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness, Schools

Hopkins Zika Virus Hackathon Yields Novel Ideas

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 10:07am

Image by Beth Herlin

Image by Beth Herlin

In 2014, Johns Hopkins invited engineers, doctors, and one wedding-dress designer to get together to make a better anti-Ebola suit. Recently, they assembled a similar group of creative thinkers to come up with ways to curb mosquito-borne diseases, such as Zika fever.  Read More →

Health and Fitness, Sponsored Post

How to Fight Stress

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 9:30am

Stressed-out

Stress takes a heavy toll on our health, social life and our capacity to cope with all the circumstances we find ourselves in. It can be brought about by various causes such as missed opportunities, disappointments and so on. However, stress can definitely be managed, but not many know how to do that successfully. In fact, various methods they try out might even prove to be detrimental. To avoid that risk and learn about healthy and effective ways to fight stress, read on! Read More →

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Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics Practice Opens in Camden Yards

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 11, 2016 1:13pm

It's not just a backdrop. (photo courtesy Md. Stadium Authority)

It’s not just a backdrop. (photo courtesy Md. Stadium Authority)

For 25 years, Camden Yards has been a place for sports in Baltimore. Now it’s a place for sports medicine, too.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine opened an outpatient orthopaedic and sports medicine practice at the old B&O Warehouse, which serves as the right field backdrop for Oriole Park. Read More →

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Maryland, You Might Finally Get Sick Leave

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 06, 2016 9:11am

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In Germany, employees are entitled to up to six weeks of paid sick leave. In the U.S., not so much. Read More →

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