Featured, Lifeline

Julius, Maryland Zoo’s Newborn Giraffe, Passes Away

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 17, 2017 9:06am

Photo via Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

After a monthlong fight, staff at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore bid goodbye to Julius this weekend.

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Lifeline

Julius the Baby Giraffe, Struggling with His Health, Undergoing ‘Major Procedure’

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 5:01pm

Photo via Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The updates keep on coming for Julius, but this one is serious.

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Featured, Lifeline

The Maryland Zoo’s Baby Giraffe Got Another Plasma Transfusion, Now Back in Intensive Care

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 10, 2017 10:59am

Photo courtesy of Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore’s youngest giraffe is back in intensive medical care after an alarming change in his blood work.

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Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

House Speaker Michael Busch Undergoes Liver Transplant

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 02, 2017 9:33am

Busch filing for re-election in May. Photo via Speaker Michael Busch/Twitter

Four-term Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch got a new liver last night in an operation that will hopefully resolve the longtime state lawmaker’s ongoing health problems.

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Featured, Food & Drink, GreenLaurel, Health and Fitness

‘I’ll Have A Burger, Fries and a Large Fluorinated Chemical, Please’

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 02, 2017 1:45pm

Is “food-non-stickage” worth the health issues?

A bunch of smart scientists sampled 400 fast food wrappers and boxes and found that many of the big fast food chains have used unhealthy fluorinated chemicals in their packaging. The group published its findings in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. Their conclusion helps to explain how we all have “fluorinated chemicals” in our blood. Read More →

Featured, Schools

Stevenson University’s President Retiring Early Due to Health Issues

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 2:42pm

Courtesy Stevenson University

Courtesy Stevenson University

Dr. Kevin J. Manning, who has served as Stevenson University’s president for 16 years, will retire seven months earlier than he had originally planned, the school’s board of trustees announced today.

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Lifeline

Study Finds Baltimore is a Top City to Ride Out a Zombie Apocalypse

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 31, 2016 4:05pm

zombieJust in case the undead return tonight, we’re here to report that Baltimore is a fairly safe place to be in the event of a zombie apocalypse — compared to other cities, at least. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness, Links

The Worst Health Care in the Most Medically Advanced City

0 Written by: | Monday, Feb 15, 2016 10:01am

Photo by Alia Malek/via Al Jazeera America

Photo by Alia Malek/via Al Jazeera America

Baltimore is the home base of one of the best hospital systems in the country. So why do so many city residents still get such sub-par healthcare?

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Health and Fitness

Breast Cancer Survivors at Risk of Weight Gain, Hopkins Study Says

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 07, 2015 9:28am

Study-links-obesity-to-breast-cancer

By the time a woman can call herself a breast cancer survivor, she’s been through a lot — generally, a scary diagnosis and then an even scarier treatment. But the health risks of breast cancer may be more wide-reaching than previously thought, according to recent research out of Johns Hopkins.  Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink, Health and Fitness

One in Four Baltimoreans Lives in a Food Desert

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 12, 2015 9:54am

Food access map of Baltimore, with food deserts indicated in red. Map via mdfoodsystemmap.org

Food access map of Baltimore, with food deserts indicated in red. Map via mdfoodsystemmap.org

According to the USDA, a food desert is a place where residents don’t have access to fresh, healthy foods. Food deserts lack farmer’s markets and good grocery stores; instead, they have fast food, poorly stocked corner stores, and few options. Read More →

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