Maryland Department of Health

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Name: Maryland Department of Health
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

State finds no Detrick cancer cluster

The state health department reported Monday it is still unable to find a cancer cluster near Fort Detrick, though local activists and residents argue that officials aren’t looking hard enough.Dr. Clifford Mitchell, director of the Environmental Health ... [Published Frederick News-Post - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Foul chicken sickens food safety conferees

Hard to believe that food safety experts at their annual roundtable would be felled by their #1 enemy, but the results came in on Thursday.On April 9, in Baltimore, Maryland, at their yearly summit , 216 food growers, processors, retailers, distributors, ... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 8 reports

Chicken source of outbreak at Food Safety Summit

Chicken Marsala contaminated with Clostridium perfringens was the most likely source of an outbreak at the Food Safety Summit.Maryland health officials said 216 people were sickened at the event in April at the Baltimore Convention Center .Approximately ... [Published Food Quality News - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

State receives $3.5 million to target heart disease, diabetes

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to invest in diabetes and heart disease prevention efforts in five designated regions in the state, including Baltimore.The award is one of 21 grants totaling ... [Published Baltimore Sun - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

First Case of Rare Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Maryland

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - Maryland health officials are warning parents to take precautions now that Enterovirus D-68 has spread into the state. The first case of the potentially dangerous virus in Maryland was confirmed by the Centers of Disease Control ... [Published NBC25 - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 2 reports

Enterovirus confirmed in Maryland child

BALTIMORE, Md. (WJLA) - The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has confirmed a case of enterovirus in the state.Continue readingA look at enterovirus through a microscope. (AP Photo)According to a statement issued Wednesday, a specimen was ... [Published WJLA.com - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Online Access to Shale Gas Public Health Study Meeting on September 25th

Online Access to Shale Gas Public Health Study Meeting AvailableLocal public health officials and the general public will learn about and make comments concerning the Final Report: Potential Public Health Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Production ... [Published Deep Creek Blog - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

More county students get proof of immunizations

About a third of the 1,000 county students lacking proof of their immunizations are now in the clear.This leaves another 700, including 400 seventh graders, in limbo.The seventh graders face a new mandate for immunizations against meningitis and Tdap ... [Published Maryland Gazette - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

School system seeks extension for student shots

Washington County families that haven't yet scheduled newly required vaccination shots for their kindergartners or seventh graders are expected to get a reprieve.Washington County Public Schools is taking advantage of Maryland Department of Health and ... [Published HERALD-MAIL Online - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Shale Gas Public Health Meeting Set

Local public health officials and the general public will learn about and make comments concerning the Final Report: Potential Public Health Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Production in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland at a public meeting ... [Published Deep Creek Blog - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Marcellus shale report to be shared

OAKLAND — The Final Report: Potential Public Health Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Production in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland will be shared at a public meeting Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Garrett County Health Department.The Maryland ... [Published Cumberland Times-News - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 2 reports

Catholic Charities and UMCP join forces to provide free dental care today

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, the Maryland State Dental Association, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Kaiser Permanente, Cigna and DentaQuest and The University of Maryland at College Park will transform the ... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 05 2014]

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"For implants cleared between 2008 and 2012, however, we repeatedly found that scientific evidence of the substantial equivalence, safety or effectiveness of medical devices was not publicly available in accordance with the legal requirements. To protect the publicpublic health and allow for independent judgment of the quality of the scientific evidence that supports the marketing of medical devices, the FDA should enforce the law." Diana Zuckerman, Ph D, of the National Center for Health Research, Washington, and colleagues said in their JAMA Internal Medicine article
"This grant will help Maryland use data to guide rate review and other key decisions in health care" said Dr. Joshua M Sharfstein, DHMH Secretary
...would be that since they don't absolutely need the testing, running to the doctor and hospitals could overwhelm the health care system," he said. "We know prevention works, so get flu shots and do the hand washing. Know your child's health, pay attention to them whether or not they have a fever. We are really trusting parents on this."
"We are committed to health improvement strategies to create a healthier Maryland" said Dr. Joshua M Sharfstein, the state's health secretary, in a statement. "These funds will help us work toward this goal."

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Food Safety Summit Ironically Soured By Contami... [Published Inquisitr - Sep 30 2014]
State finds no Detrick cancer cluster [Published Frederick News-Post - Sep 30 2014]
Study finds information lacking from FDA on imp... [Published Medical Xpress - Sep 29 2014]
Foul chicken sickens food safety conferees [Published Examiner.com - Sep 27 2014]
MHCC Awarded Additional $1.1 Million Grant for ... [Published Insurance News Net - Sep 27 2014]
Chicken source of outbreak at Food Safety Summit [Published Food Quality News - Sep 26 2014]
PRO/EDR> C. perfringens foodborne illness - ... [Published HealthMap Global Disease Alerts - Sep 26 2014]
Chicken sickened most at Food Safety Summit [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Sep 26 2014]
Food Safety Summit Delegates Hit by Illness [Published The Meat Site - Sep 26 2014]
Health officials prepared as enterovirus hits M... [Published Community Times - Sep 26 2014]
State receives $3.5 million to target heart dis... [Published Baltimore Sun - Sep 26 2014]
First Case of Rare Respiratory Virus Confirmed ... [Published NBC25 - Sep 26 2014]
News of the day from across the nation, Sept. 26 [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 26 2014]
Chicken at Food Safety Summit Source of Illness [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 25 2014]
Chicken at Food Safety Summit source of illness [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Sep 25 2014]
Chicken at Food Safety Summit source of illness [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Sep 25 2014]
Medical marijuana license fees announced [Published Community Times - Sep 25 2014]
Maryland prepares for cases of enterovirus [Published Maryland Gazette - Sep 24 2014]
Enterovirus confirmed in Maryland child [Published WJLA.com - Sep 24 2014]
Health officials confirm enterovirus in Md. [Published WBAL Channel - Sep 24 2014]
Online Access to Shale Gas Public Health Study ... [Published Deep Creek Blog - Sep 24 2014]
Rockville Dental Practice Serves in Catholic Ch... [Published SBWire - Sep 22 2014]
'A whole new subculture of addicts' [Published Maryland Gazette - Sep 21 2014]
Letters to the editor: Regional library, vaccin... [Published Maryland Gazette - Sep 19 2014]
Prince George's County receives immunization ex... [Published Gazette.net - Sep 19 2014]
Maryland prepares for cases of enterovirus [Published Baltimore Sun - Sep 19 2014]
Health dept. grants extension on immunizations [Published WBAL Channel - Sep 16 2014]
Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs comi... [Published Baltimore Sun - Sep 16 2014]
Montgomery schools requesting state waiver for ... [Published Gazette.net - Sep 16 2014]
More county students get proof of immunizations [Published Maryland Gazette - Sep 16 2014]
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