Health & Fitness

25 People Have Died From Flu In Maryland This Season, Health Department Says

CBS Baltimore (Health) 2/7 3:38P Health – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) More than two dozen people have now died from the flu in Maryland this season, the state s health department said Friday. In total, 25 people, including three children, have died from the flu, with five of the deaths coming in the...

Keeping A Plant On Your Desk Can Reduce Workplace Stress, Study Says

CBS Baltimore (Health) 2/6 11:07P Health – CBS Baltimore
(CNN) Having a hard day at work? Stressed out about deadlines or bosses or meetings? It may help to stare a plant, according to researchers from Japan. The researchers felt that a lot of employees underestimated the respite that plants offer from...

MedStar Health Says It’s Seeing Success With Free Fentanyl Test Kit Program

CBS Baltimore (Health) 2/4 10:30A Health – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) Leaders representing MedStar Health s three Baltimore hospitals said a program offering patients free fentanyl test kits is helping people find a path to recovery. In September, the trio of hospitals started offering the test kits...

Helping Your Cold Could Be Hurting Your Heart

CBS Baltimore (Health) 2/4 9:38A Health – CBS Baltimore
Cold and flu symptoms can be brutal, and pharmacies are full of over-the-counter remedies. But, according to research, some of those quick fixes could spell trouble for your heart. People with uncontrolled high blood pressure  or heart disease...

Second Person In Maryland Being Tested For Coronavirus, Health Officials Say

CBS Baltimore (Health) 2/4 6:50A Health – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) State and federal health officials are monitoring a second Maryland patient to see if they contracted the deadly novel coronavirus that has sickened tens of thousands of people worldwide. The state health department said one...

Cold Heart Facts: Heart Problems Rise When Temps Fall

CBS Baltimore (Health) 2/1 9:39A Health – CBS Baltimore
Beware this chilling truth: Cold weather brings heart risks. It’s a reality Sue Gaston discovered firsthand. In January 2017, the Anchorage, Alaska, resident had come in from shoveling her walk as she had done many times before. She was an active...
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