Flu warnings after 25 people die in Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — Over 4200 people have been impacted by the flu in Maryland. Find out how you can remain healthy and prevent yourself from getting sick. CNS-TV’s Rachel Hirschheimer reports.

Black maternal health crisis prompts politicians, providers to act

WASHINGTON — One previous cesarean section, a five-page written plan outlining post-delivery care for her oldest child and around 12 weeks of natural childbirth classes still didn’t prove to be enough preparation for the arrival of Allyson Brown’s second child.…

HHS initiative aims to prevent new cases of HIV in Maryland and other “trouble spots”

The US Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with local health departments to help diagnose and prevent new cases of HIV. In Maryland there are three “hot spots:” Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County.

A beginner’s guide to bubble tea

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – No, it’s not a mistake. Those bouncy balls at the bottom of the drink are purposeful… and delicious! They are called boba, and the drink is called “boba tea,” but it is more commonly known on…

Retired state workers push to retain current prescription drug plan

Retired state workers are fighting a possible change in their prescription drug coverage. They say the change would lower drug coverage and raise prices.

Cummings, Sanders propose bills to reduce drug prices

Maryland 7th Congressional District Representative Elijah Cummings and Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, along with other Capitol Hill legislators, introduce three bills that aim to fight the rising cost of prescription drugs.

Maryland Senate President Miller announces cancer diagnosis

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr., D-Prince George’s, Charles and Calvert, announced Thursday to the chamber he has led for more than three decades that he had been diagnosed with and was being treated for prostate cancer.

Maryland taking steps aimed at addressing climate change

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – While the Trump administration’s report last month detailing the effects of rising global temperatures said Maryland had begun feeling the consequences of climate change, lawmakers and state agencies already are taking steps aimed at combating it. From…

Small businesses feel impacts of the opioid epidemic

DUNDALK, Maryland – In a quiet suburb outside Baltimore, down the street from a church and walking distance from a grocery store, one white house is not like the rest. Inside, positive messages cover the walls and sobriety coins hang…

Physical activity report shows poor health for children

WASHINGTON — Children in the United States are not getting as much physical activity as they should be according to a newly released 2018 report card.