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UMBC researcher works on faster STD test seen as key to prevention

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Commissioner Wen Issues Statement Regarding the State's Announced Budget Proposals for Anti-Heroin Initiatives

BALTIMORE, MD (January 28, 2016)–Today, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen issued the following statement regarding the State's announced budget proposals for anti-heroin initiatives:

Baltimore City Health Department Announces Catholic Charities to Serve as Community Partner for Safe Streets Expansion in West Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD (January 27, 2016)– Baltimore City Health Department today announced that Catholic Charities of Baltimore has been awarded the contract for the newest Safe Streets Baltimore location that will bring the program credited with reducing gun violence to the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood beginning late next month. 

Baltimore City Council President Introduces Bill to Study the Health and Safety Risks of Oil Trains

Last night, the Baltimore City Council took its first step toward addressing the dangers of potentially explosive crude oil trains running through the city.

Catholic Charities of Baltimore to Operate Safe Streets Baltimore Program in Sandtown-Winchester Neighborhood

Catholic Charities of Baltimore will begin operating a new Safe Streets Baltimore program in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of West Baltimore in February, a program designed to reduce shootin

MD: Baltimore City Helping Residents get to Medical Care Facilities

Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen said city staffers have been working with local, state and private partners to make sure residents get life-sustaining medical care.

Baltimore City helping residents get to medical care facilities

Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen said city staffers have been working with local, state and private partners to make sure residents get life-sustaining medical care.

Health Commissioner Extends Code Blue in Baltimore Through Monday Morning

BALTIMORE, MD (January 24, 2016)– With dangerously cold temperatures expected to continue through tomorrow morning, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen today extended a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City until 10 a.m. tomorrow, Monday, January 25.

Young People Surprised By Risky Synthetic Drugs They Considered Safe

My 14-year-old patient grabbed my hand and told me that he was going to die.

Field Health Services Suspending Service Saturday and Sunday

Based upon the impending historic storm, professional consultation, and lessons learned from the blizzard of 2010, the City of Baltimore’s Field Health Services Medical Assistance Transportation Pr

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