Health & Fitness

Baltimore extends Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Tuesday

CBS Baltimore (Health) 8/8 11:03A CBS Baltimore Staff
BALTIMORE -- With it expected to feel like the mid-triple digits on Tuesday, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has extended a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert. As WJZ's Marty Bass said on today's noon broadcast, the heat index --...

What should people know about Paxlovid rebound? Dr. Leana Wen explains

CBS Baltimore (Health) 8/8 1:54A CBS Baltimore
(CNN) -- After being diagnosed with Covid-19 last month, President Joe Biden recently tested negative for the coronavirus, only to test positive again a few days later. Biden had taken the antiviral medication Paxlovid, which has been associated...

Are "Novids" special or just lucky at avoiding COVID-19?

CBS Baltimore (Health) 8/5 7:16A Mallika Marshall, MD
BOSTON - If you consider yourself a "Novid," in other words, someone who has never had COVID, are you mistaken, special, or just plain lucky? Researchers are trying to answer that question. It's estimated that more than 70% of Americans have been...

U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

CBS Baltimore (Health) 8/4 8:42A Alexander Tin
The Biden administration is declaring a public health emergency for the monkeypox outbreak in the United States, which now counts more infections from the virus than any other country in the world. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier...

Baltimore declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Thursday

CBS Baltimore (Health) 8/3 11:43A CBS Baltimore Staff
BALTIMORE - Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Thursday, Aug. 4, with the heat index in the Baltimore area expected to reach 100 degrees. Extended exposure to this type of extreme heat...

Maryland health officials are restricting access to the monkeypox vaccine

CBS Baltimore (Health) 8/3 11:11A Ava-joye Burnett
BALTIMORE -- Monkeypox is becoming a reason for concern across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that at a national level, the caseload is doubling every week with about 6,300 U.S. cases so far. Data collected...

Biden's case highlights coronavirus 'rebound,' experts say

CBS Baltimore (Health) 8/1 5:54P Cristina Mendez
RANDALLSTOWN, Md. -- A phenomenon known as coronavirus 'rebound' is in the spotlight after President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again Saturday morning following several days of testing negative. Rebound positivity can happen to people...

Maryland has spent 67% of ARPA allocation, according to report

CBS Baltimore (Health) 8/1 5:17P CBS Baltimore Staff
BALTIMORE -- Maryland has spent about two-thirds of its $3.7 billion allotment from the federal government under the American Rescue Plan Act, according to a new state report released Monday. Another 28% of the funding has been allocated for...
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