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Code Red In Baltimore: Heat Closes Lexington Market (Patch)

Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 90s in Baltimore and feel like up to 107 degrees on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

The heat prompted a code red declaration from Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen through Tuesday, July 3.

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Health Commissioner Extends Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Tuesday

BALTIMORE, MD (July 1, 2018) – With a heat index expected to be 105 degrees Fahrenheit Monday and Tuesday, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has extended the previously announced  Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Tuesday, July 3rd.

CODE RED ALERT EXTENDED| List of cooling stations in Baltimore (WBFF)

The Baltimore City Health Commissioner has extended a Code Red Alert through Tuesday, July 3.

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Baltimore City Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Sunday; First of the Season

BALTIMORE, MD (June 30, 2018) – With a heat index expected to be over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Sunday, July 1, 2018.

Note From The Commissioner: Expanding Service to Our Community

Here at home in Baltimore, we have exciting news: we are in the process of finally moving the Health Department’s Eastern Health Clinic. Eastern provides essential services to our City’s residents, including tuberculosis screenings and treatment, STD/HIV testing and treatment, family planning services, and immunizations for children so they can attend school. 

1st Code Red Alert Of The Season Declared For Sunday (WJZ)

A Code Red Extreme Heat Alert has been issued for Sunday in Baltimore, as the heat index is expected to soar to more than 100 degrees.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen said the heat index, which indicates how hot it feels to the human body, will be severe enough to pose a “substantial threat to the life or health of vulnerable Baltimore citizens.”

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Public Health Heroes: Baltimore City Health Department’s Division of Aging and CARE Services Office of the Long Term-Care Ombudsman

The Baltimore City Health Department’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman team investigates, educates, and advocates for the residents of Baltimore City on a variety of issues that affect their well-being. 

Ombudsman Program

A solution to the opioid epidemic from the urban and rural America perspective (The Hill)

In their op-ed, Dr. Leana Wen and State Health Officer and Commissioner of West Virginia Dr. Rahul Gupta, discuss the dire need for resources to combat the opioid epidemic in both urban and rural areas.

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Note From The Commissioner: Advancing Health and Safety for Older Adults

As an emergency physician, I have treated older adults who arrive in the ER with horrific signs of physical abuse, including injuries that led to disability or death. I have also seen our elders who are mentally, emotionally, and sexually abused, and who are targets of financial crimes and exploitation.

Leana Wen

Bmore Healthy Newsletter: June 22, 2018

Click here to read the 6/22/18 newsletter. Subscribe to the Bmore Healthy newsletter.

In this issue:

  • Note from the Commissioner
  • Dr. Wen Gives Keynote Address at Aetna Leaders Forum
  • Director of Opioid Overdose Prevention and Behavioral Health Fellow Speak at Turnaround Tuesday Program
  • and more.

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