Health & Fitness

Sen. Van Hollen discusses recovery from minor stroke

CBS Baltimore (Health) 8/12 12:44P Amy Kawata
BALTIMORE -- It's been nearly three months since U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen suffered a minor stroke. "They said that it was a good thing I came in, because we can see some bleeding in the brain," the 63-year-old said on "CBS Mornings." During a...

What Marylanders make of the CDC's new COVID-19 guidelines

CBS Baltimore (Health) 8/12 11:57A Paul Gessler
BALTIMORE -- After two and a half years of social distancing and quarantine after exposure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has relaxed its guidelines for COVID-19. Public health experts say the CDC's policy shift reflects the...

More Black NFL retirees win dementia cases in rescored tests

CBS Baltimore (Health) 8/12 6:41A CBS Baltimore
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Hundreds of Black NFL retirees denied payouts in the $1 billion concussion settlement now qualify for awards after their tests were rescored to eliminate racial bias. Changes to the settlement made last year are meant to make...

CDC updates its COVID-19 guidelines in sweeping overhaul

CBS Baltimore (Health) 8/11 10:35A Alexander Tin
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled significant changes Thursday as part of a sweeping effort to overhaul the agency's COVID-19 guidance. "This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a...

The US is on a Covid plateau, and no one's sure what will happen next

CBS Baltimore (Health) 8/10 1:27A CBS Baltimore
(CNN) -- The United States seems to have hit a Covid-19 plateau, with more than 40,000 people hospitalized and more than 400 deaths a day consistently over the past month or so. It's a dramatic improvement from this winter -- there were four times...

Rutschman joins advisory board of anti-PED educational group

CBS Baltimore (Health) 8/9 3:54P Brandon Weigel
BALTIMORE -- Baltimore Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman has joined the advisory board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, a group that educates young athletes about the dangers of anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. The foundation...

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...
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