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Health Commissioner Declares Code Blue in Baltimore in Advance of Anticipated Winter Storm

BALTIMORE, MD (January 21, 2016)– With the region’s first major winter storm expected to begin Friday afternoon, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen today issued a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City beginning Friday, January 22nd through Sunday, January 23rd.

 

Rally Against Violence: United for Change

The holidays are a time to gather with loved ones and celebrate while looking ahead to the new year.  But for many Baltimore families, this time of year also brings deep sadness: they must move forward without missing loved ones that have been lost to street violence. 2015 has been the most violent year Baltimore has seen in decades, with over 344 homicides across the city.  This surge in homicides and violent crime has caused an incalculable ripple effect of increased trauma for Baltimore residents.  Recognizing this deep trauma, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has declared Baltimore a ‘trauma informed city’ and strives to help all city workers recognize the signs of trauma.

Violence Map Baltimore City

Health Commissioner Extends Code Blue in Baltimore Through Wednesday Morning

BALTIMORE, MD (January 19, 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, Wednesday, January 20.

Health Commissioner Wen Declares Code Blue Alert In Baltimore For Monday And Tuesday

BALTIMORE, MD (January 15, 2016)– With temperatures predicted to fall into the single-digits with wind chill early Monday morning through Tuesday, Baltimore City Health Commissione

Health Commissioner Wen Declares Code Blue Alert In Baltimore For Monday And Tuesday

BALTIMORE, MD (January 15, 2016)– With temperatures predicted to fall into the single-digits with wind chill early Monday morning through Tuesday, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has issued a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City for Monday, January 18th and Tuesday, January 19th. This is the third Code Blue alert for Baltimore this season.

What 5 Cities Are Doing to Change the Way America Eats

America’s food system is making us sick and deepening inequalities: Federal crop subsidies make junk food cheap; poor communities are often stranded in food deserts labor laws allow low wages for f

Working toward a healthy Baltimore

One year ago, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave me the incredible opportunity to serve our city's residents.

Warning: sugary drinks are a health threat

In response to The Sun's editorial, "Curbing sugary drinks in Baltimore" (Jan.

Warning Labels Might Help Parents Buy Fewer Sugary Drinks, Study Finds

Eating healthfully in America is hard. We have to contend with constant sugary and oily temptations, while pervasive ads coax us to eat these items day in and out.

Baltimore's proposed warning on sugary drinks tries new tactic

A new Baltimore bill that would require health warnings on sweetened drinks hopes to signal that public health officials want to inform, rather than restrict consumer choice, and supporters say it'

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