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Baltimore City Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Heat Advisory Through Tuesday

BALTIMORE, MD (August 14, 2016)– With a heat index of 105 degrees expected, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has extended the previously announced Code Red Heat Advisory through Tuesday, August 16th. The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to individuals outside.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Extends Code Red Heat Advisory Through Sunday

BALTIMORE, MD (August 12, 2016)– With a heat index exceeding 105 degrees expected throughout the weekend, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has extended the previously announced Code Red Heat Advisory through Sunday, August 14th. The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to individuals outside.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Heat Advisory Through Saturday

BALTIMORE, MD (August 11, 2016)– With a heat index of 105 degrees expected today, followed by a continued stretch of extreme heat into the weekend, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has issued a Code Red Heat Advisory for Thursday, August 11th through Saturday, August 13th. The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to individuals outside.

Baltimore City Health Department, Maryland Department of Agriculture to Implement Conduct Mosquito Control Activities

BALTIMORE, MD (August 6, 2016)– In keeping with Baltimore City’s response plan, the Baltimore City Health Department and Maryland Department of Agriculture will expand mosquito control services in Baltimore City Sunday, due to a public health concern over the potential for mosquito-borne diseases, including West Nile virus and Zika virus. 

 

Baltimore City Health Department Hosts Eastern Health Clinic Community Celebration Following Recent Break-Ins

BALTIMORE, MD (July 29, 2016)– Following a multiple break-ins earlier this month at the Eastern Health Clinic located at 620 N. Caroline Street, the Baltimore City Health Department today hosted a “Day of Appreciation” for staff and community members to celebrate the clinic and highlight the efforts of staff who offer a diverse array of health services for the more than 30,000 patient visits each year.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Heat Advisory for Monday

BALTIMORE, MD (July 24, 2016) – With a heat index of up to 109 degrees expected tomorrow following a continued stretch of severe heat, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has issued a Code Red Heat Advisory for Monday, July 25th. This is Baltimore City’s second Code Red declaration of the season.

Baltimore Health Department Hosts Roundtable on Long Acting Reversible Contraception

BALTIMORE, MD (July 22, 2016)- Today, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen joined clinicians, health professionals, and public health advocates for a strategic roundtable on long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) hosted by the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD).

Baltimore City Eastern Health Clinic Experiences Third Break-In This Month

BALTIMORE, MD (July 20, 2016) – Last night, Baltimore City Health Department's Eastern Health Clinic at 620 N Caroline St. experienced a subsequent break-in.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Responds to Congress’ Passage of Opioid Epidemic Legislation

Today, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen issued the following statement in response to Congress’ passage of legislation to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic, known as The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).

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Baltimore City Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Heat Advisory for Thursday; First Of the Season

BALTIMORE, MD (July 13, 2016) – With a heat index of 105 degrees expected, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has issued a Code Red Heat Advisory for tomorrow, July 14th.  The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to individuals outside. This is Baltimore City’s first Code Red declaration of the season.

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