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Health Commissioner Wen Declares Code Blue Alert In Baltimore Beginning Wednesday Night Through the Weekend

BALTIMORE, MD (February 10, 2016)– With temperatures predicted to fall into the single-digits with wind chill tonight and expected to remain dangerously cold for much of the week, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has issued a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City for Wednesday, February 10th through the morning of Monday, February 15th.

City Health Officials Offer Tips to Keep Babies Safe During Cold Winter Months

BALTIMORE, MD (February 9, 2016)– Baltimore health officials are urging parents and caregivers to keep babies safe while keeping them warm during the cold weather.

Sex in the City

More than half of the city’s high school students report being sexually active, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Baltimore gets a new sex-education program

The federal government gave Baltimore $8.5 million  to revamp its sex-education curriculum last year.

Depending on who is asked, the money is:

America Is Flint

We have been rightfully outraged by the lead poisoning of children in Flint, Mich.

How Baltimore’s health department is using data to keep seniors from falling

Baltimore public health officials believe that more data can help reduce falls among seniors.

Council told of shortage of resources to prevent lead poisoning

Thousands of rental homes in Baltimore are believed to contain dangerous lead paint, but the city has money to repair only 230 of them over the next three years, a top housing official testified Th

Local experts: Zika virus no cause for alarm

There are new concerns Wednesday about the Zika virus after nine cases showed up in Florida, prompting a state of emergency in parts of that state.

Here’s the plan for Light City’s innovation track

It’s been about 11 months since the init