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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 →

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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 →

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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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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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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

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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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Food & Drink, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Buying Safe Seafood in Baltimore’s Fishbowl

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 1:06pm

Healthy Choice Seafood Guide

Excellent chart listing healthy & sustainable seafood courtesy of Washington State’s Dept. of Health

Laurel Peltier writes, a monthly alert about environmentally friendly practices for everyday living. Beginning today, she will write regularly about the environment for the Baltimore Fishbowl. – The Eds.

Buying healthy and sustainable seafood locally is fishy business. Two factors have collided in recent years that have made choosing fish and shellfish complicated; we’ve eaten too many fish, and the fish that are left swim in polluted ocean waters. 

But no fear, we won’t leave you hanging on the line because right here in Baltimore lives Dave Love, a renowned scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. With Love’s help, we’ll point out the good fishing holes and offer direction on how to choose sustainable and healthy seafood. Hopefully smart seafood picks today will ensure future generations will have access to healthy and plentiful seafood tomorrow. 

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Food & Drink, Health and Fitness, Schools

Treating Autism with Broccoli?

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 10:03am


Broccoli is good for you — no seriously, it’s really good for you. That’s the message I take away from this recent research from Johns Hopkins, which indicates that a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts may diminish symptoms in patients with autism.

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Tomorrow at TIIH: Public Reading of Medic Against Bomb

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 10:00am

Public Reading of Medic Against Bomb

A Doctor’s Poetry of War

Fred_Foote_round.jpgInstitute Scholar Fred Foote, MD, will deliver a multimedia reading from his newly published book of poetry, Medic Against Bomb. The work was inspired by his encounters with Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as well as his time as a military physician aboard the U.S. Navy Hospital Ship COMFORT during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Winner of the 2013 Grayson Books Poetry prize, Medic Against Bomb also describes the inspiring service of our nation’s military medics and the healing efforts of personnel at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

With readings planned across Maryland, Dr. Foote intends for Medic Against Bomb to familiarize the public with the experiences and needs of Wounded Warriors. Through discussion following each reading, he aims to stimulate the creation of local initiatives that employ the arts and nature to reintegrate and heal Warriors and Veterans.

Medic Against Bomb is available at Amazon and Grayson Books. For more information about the book and related events, visit

Featured, Health and Fitness, Schools

Johns Hopkins Hosts Major Ebola Symposium Tomorrow

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 13, 2014 9:02am

Photo via JHU Hub

Photo via JHU Hub

This weekend, health officials announced that a nurse who had been treating the Dallas Ebola patient had tested positive for the disease; meanwhile, nearly 4,000 people in West Africa have died after contracting the disease– and health officials think that’s probably a significant underestimation.

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