Alarming levels of PFAS have been found in food packaging at a large number of popular fast-food chains. These dangerous chemicals are often called “forever chemicals” because they do not break down in the environment. They are used to prevent grease and water from soaking through food wrappers and beverage cups.
The bill establishes the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program, which will provide up to 12 weeks of benefits to a covered individual who must take leave from work for specific personal or family circumstances.
The FDA recently authorized a fourth COVID-19 shot to be taken four months after the first booster. Some people have debated whether getting another vaccine is necessary.
Greenbelt, MD – Prince George’s County parents struggle to find reliable childcare in the pandemic. Eighty one percent of parents say they need childcare. While that demand grows, the number of childcare providers continues to decline.
Rockville, MD – Montgomery county extended the lift of its indoor mask mandate but the decision might be temporary. The uncertainty has caused some confusion and concern, especially among people who have businesses to run. The mandate might be reinstated…
Doctors have seen a recent spike in RSV cases across the nation, at a time when it is usually not expected. RSV usually peaks in the winter months of January and February, and now coupled with COVID, parents are concerned with how to keep their children safe.
Washington – DC Health partnered with FRESHFARM to provide fresh produce to low income residents through Produce Plus, a supplemental assistance program overseen by DC Health. Beginning this summer, FRESHFARM will manage the program to connect local farmers and vendors…
Rockville, MD – In an unusual move, voters are calling on elected officials and candidates seeking office to prioritize mental health and set policies to deal with the growing number of health concerns in the county.
Maryland hospitals are seeing an uptick in ransomware and other cybersecurity threats, mirroring a national trend, and a federal agency is investigating a dozen breaches among healthcare providers in the state.