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Season’s Happenings at Baltimore Yoga Village

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 12:00pm


Baltimore Yoga Village

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Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Exercise Keeps Brains Young, Hopkins Researchers Say

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 20, 2015 9:34am

Vladimir Putin attempts to attain eternal youth through exercise

Vladimir Putin attempts to attain eternal youth through exercise

Neuroscientists have long understood that age and stress damage the brain, in part by depleting energy reserves that are crucial to brain cell function. At its most extreme, such damage shows up as diseases like Alzheimer’s. But new research out of Johns Hopkins indicates that exercise may play a powerful role in protecting the brain against age- and stress-related damage. Read More →

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Uber Delivers Flu Shots in Baltimore Today

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 1:31pm

Uber flu shots

Uber has delivered puppies and kittens in one-off promotions before. Today, the transportation network service company is providing something a little more directly beneficial to your health. Read More →

Health and Fitness, Lifeline, Sponsored Post

5 Fascinating Plastic Surgery Trends (Bottoms are Big…)

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 10:00am

Female patient choosing implants, Canon 1Ds mark III

Just as fashion sees trends come and go, so does plastic surgery. Statistics from a variety of the United States’ top medical societies and industry resources reveal some interesting changes to the norm. Check out these 5 recent trends:

1. Silicone Is Surging

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Towson Wins Lawsuit Against Former Football Player

0 Written by: | Monday, Nov 16, 2015 9:30am


Two years ago, Towson University football player Gavin Class almost died in practice. Now, he wants back on the team. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness, Money & Power

Maryland Hospitals’ Experimental New Payment System Is Saving Money

2 Written by: | Friday, Nov 13, 2015 9:40am


In 2014, Maryland hospitals upended how they get paid, and so far it’s been saving money and improving services. Read More →

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3 Baltimore Hospitals Are “Greenest in America”

0 Written by: | Monday, Nov 09, 2015 9:20am


What makes a hospital green? According to Becker’s Hospital Review, it takes sustainable design, waste reduction, energy efficiency, and water conservation, among other things.  Read More →

Featured, GreenLaurel, Health and Fitness

Maryland’s Investment in Universal Lead Screening Will Pay Back in Spades

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 30, 2015 11:09am

Soon, all Maryland children ages 1 and 2 will be tested for lead poisoning like three Baltimore City kids.

Soon all Maryland children ages 1 and 2 will be tested for lead poisoning like these three Baltimore City kids. (Yep – they’re mine)

Here’s a statistic that may floor you: 500,000 U.S. kids have elevated levels of lead in their blood (5+ mcg/dL).  On Tuesday, we reported that during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Governor Hogan announced that all Maryland 1- and 2- year-olds will now be tested for lead poisoning. To date, only children from Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and high risk neighborhoods were required to test for lead.

Maryland reports a 98 percent drop in new childhood lead poisoning cases. But that is of those who were tested, which in 2014 was 20 percent of Maryland’s children ages 0-6.  For every $1 invested in lead prevention, taxpayers achieve a $214 payback. A simple pin-prick test costing $16.47* seems a smart investment to identify those children exposed to lead. More importantly, universal screening will help communities pinpoint which residences require lead remediation in order to eliminate childhood lead poisoning.
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Health and Fitness, Money & Power

California Chain Acquires Charm City Yoga

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 3:42pm

charm-city-yoga-logo-colorCharm City Yoga is under new ownership. California-based YogaWorks acquired the local chain of seven yoga studios for an undisclosed sum as part of what appears to be an East Coast strategy. Read More →

Culture, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Let’s Give Some Attention to a Different Obstacle-Overcoming Hopkins Doc

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 9:33am


Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been front-page news for months now. All the press attention to Carson makes it easy to forget that there are plenty of other amazing, brilliant physicians at Hopkins, including some that have overcome difficult odds to become leaders in their fields (and not presidential candidates).  Read More →

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