Health and Fitness

State releases initial draft of COVID-19 mass vaccination plan


Governor Larry Hogan today announced the release of the State of Maryland’s initial draft of the COVID-19 mass vaccination plan, which was submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week. The plan describes distribution in two phases, one for the most vulnerable and a second phase for the general public. Read the draft plan here.

Baltimore County will offer free flu vaccinations, October 17-18 


Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Chief Administrative Officer Stacy Rodgers and Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch today announced the county’s plan to host a flu vaccination clinic at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18.

In Northwest Baltimore, Live Chair is tackling health disparities for Black men in barbershops

Live Chair
Live Chair in the barbershop.
Alongside scissors and clippers, Live Chair is bringing health screening tools like temperature scanners and blood pressure cuffs to barbershops in Baltimore.

Two years after moving to Baltimore, the startup is growing work with barbers to spread health awareness among Black men, who on average die five years earlier and stand at higher risk of hypertension than their white counterparts. Through a new partnership with LifeBridge Health, the company is adding a health provider to the mix and expanding to more than 20 new barbershops in the Northwest Baltimore area.

Substance abuse deaths in Maryland spike during pandemic


Capital News Service

The COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a spike in methamphetamine, alcohol, cocaine, and opioid-related overdose deaths in Maryland, according to a state health department report released Tuesday.

Experience World Wellness Weekend at Spa Adagio THIS WEEKEND – 9/19 + 9/20


This weekend, September 19 and September 20, is World Wellness Weekend – a weekend dedicated to inspiring and empowering people to make healthier choices. Spa Adagio, a Wellness Ambassador for Baltimore, will be participating, offering a wide variety of holistic personalized spa treatments. Check out Spa Adagio’s Facebook page throughout the weekend for wellness videos, tour the spa on Saturday and Sunday evening from 7pm-8pm (by appointment only), meet Anette Langsdort, Yoga Teacher 500 E-YRT, at Saturday’s Open House, make an appointment for a treatment and start the upcoming season with a refreshed mind and body.

Maryland University Staff Describe Unsafe Conditions

Shower curtains act as barriers in financial aid and admissions offices at Frostburg State University.

Maryland’s public universities have for months strategized about ways to keep students and faculty safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. But staff members who provide essential services, from housekeeping to IT, at many of those universities say their schools’ leaders have treated their safety and wellbeing as afterthoughts.

In the fight against COVID, MOM rules


As the new school year begins, the agency that sets policy for Maryland’s colleges, universities and private career schools is reminding students not to forget about MOM. No, not that one. In this case, MOM stands for Masks on Maryland.

Cherry Hill’s Reedbird Park to be future destination of ‘super’ rec center


Baltimore City Recreation and Parks officially announced today in a statement the start of construction for the Middle Branch Fitness and Wellness Center at Cherry Hill and its adjacent multi-purpose, state-of-the-art playing field at Reedbird Park. The South Baltimore facilities are part of a long-term plan to transform 11 miles of shoreline along the Middle Branch of the Patapsco into a network of world-class parks, trails, and public recreation opportunities.

Nearly 40 Maryland companies are working to beat COVID-19


About 40 Maryland life sciences organizations are working on creating and assembling COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, improving diagnostic tests, and giving clinical examination and technical support to guarantee safe and viable health care delivery.