Tag: health

Julius, Maryland Zoo’s Newborn Giraffe, Passes Away

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Photo via Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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

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

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Photo via Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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

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

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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.

House Speaker Michael Busch Undergoes Liver Transplant

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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.

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

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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.

Stevenson University’s President Retiring Early Due to Health Issues

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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.

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

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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.

The Worst Health Care in the Most Medically Advanced City

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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?

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

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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. 

One in Four Baltimoreans Lives in a Food Desert

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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.