Testing Recommended to Cut High Md. STD Rate

WASHINGTON – Maryland ranked in the top 20 states for a second year with the highest rates of Chlamydia and gonorrhea and placed fourth for syphilis, according to the latest data from the Maryland health department

Maryland Exports Measles to Missouri

WASHINGTON – The rapid spread of measles across the nation — including the link between a Maryland outbreak and a case in Missouri — is raising concern among health officials of a swelling unvaccinated population

Van Hollen Boosts Federal Teen Driver Restrictions

WASHINGTON – With prom season and springtime joyrides on their minds, safe driving advocates Thursday tried to boost federal legislation to tighten licensing requirements

Drug Addicts Can Recover with Web Counseling

BALTIMORE – “Virtual” drug treatment — online therapy sessions conducted by home computer — works, according to a study released Friday

Money Woes Plague Maryland School Meal Programs

WASHINGTON – Maryland’s school meal programs are grappling with large financial losses because of increasing food prices, declining meal sales and stagnant federal reimbursement rates, a situation that mirrors the national trend

Panelists Call for Reporting Hospital Infection Cases

WASHINGTON – Nearly 100,000 Americans die each year from a disease that scientists have a cure for, said Dr

Maryland Forecast: Dry, With Chance of Drought

WASHINGTON – Maryland could be put on a drought watch if April doesn’t bring lots of showers

Childhood Obesity Requires Congressional Attention, Panelists Say

WASHINGTON – Former Maryland school nurse Donna Mazyck once had a student not only go off the charts, but completely off the scale

Gardening Gets Green Thumbs Up From Furrow-browed Consumers

WASHINGTON – Victory gardens are back, but they aren’t the version of your grandfather’s time, when growing food in your backyard was a sign of sacrifice and tribute to the war effort against the Nazis

Maryland’s Dry Weather May Stave Off Mosquitoes

WASHINGTON – Warmer weather and sunny skies are just around the bend, which, sadly means the mosquitoes are not too far behind