Health

Prince George’s Community College teaches healthy habits for free

Largo, MD- The culinary program at Prince George’s Community College is offering free classes to anyone who wants to learn how to create a healthier lifestyle for residents. This program is in partnership with the American Heart Association.

UMD’s CARE to Stop the Violence team hosts healing session for sexual violence awareness

College Park, MD – The CARE to Stop Violence Office at the University of Maryland Presents: Take Back the Night 2021 – The Road to Healing. Outside La Plata Beach, survivors, supporters and the larger community engage in creative self-care…

Maryland lifts outdoor mask mandate and outdoor dining restrictions

Maryland – Governor Larry Hogan lifted Maryland’s statewide outdoor mask mandate on Wednesday and announced there will no longer be restrictions for outdoor dining. Both Howard and Montgomery County are still enforcing outdoor masking, but Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has yet to announce the county’s plans. Masks are still required indoors, at large ticketed venues and on public transportation.

Md. Justice Commission plans to increase data access

Legislation that increases funding for legal services, reduces health inequities, and improved access to unemployment benefits were among the successes of a justice task force led by Maryland’s attorney general.

Maryland launches mobile vaccination program to give shots to those in underserved communities

Reisterstown, MD –  The Maryland Department of Health and Maryland Emergency Management Agency unveil mobile vaccination sites that will roll through Maryland starting this weekend. The 32 foot long mobile units will be staffed by trained vaccinators and will serve…

More individuals in Maryland are now eligible for the COVID vaccine as phase 2B begins

Baltimore, MD- Following president Biden’s announcement that by April 19, 90% of adults will be eligible for the vaccine, Maryland’s current vaccine phase lags behind. Maryland’s Phase 3, which includes all adults over the age of 16, is currently set to begin April 27, eight days behind the federal government’s goal. Maryland reached its highest positivity rate since February 9 today, totaling 5.24%.

Three time cancer survivor creates business and provides hope for patients

Sonia Su founded her business Kits to Heart after overcoming cancer three times. Su hand delivers cancer care kits to hospital patients and provides joy in a time of loneliness and distress.

Del. Jheanelle K. Wilkins (MD) proposes an emergency bill to get doulas back in the delivery room

Annapolis – The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate of 11 developed countries, and the novel coronavirus pandemic’s impact on hospital restrictions has created an increased risk for expecting individuals. House Bill 1202 is an emergency legislation that would allow…

Montgomery County high schools Red Cross Clubs host virtual blood drive

Silver Spring, MD – From their website, the American Red Cross is in critical need for blood and platelet donors as they deal with the pandemic, natural disasters and other spontaneous life events. Using the American Red Cross ‘Sleeves Up’…

New vaccination site opens in Hyattsville as Prince George’s County vaccination rates reach state low

Hyattsville, MD–  Prince George’s County opens its sixth Covid-19 vaccination site today at First United Methodist Church in Hyattsville. The new location will offer more residents opportunities to receive the vaccine as the county has been the least vaccinated site…