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Camp For Seriously Ill Children To Build Second Location On Maryland’s Eastern Shore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A well-known camp for sick children and their families will build its second location on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp announced plans Tuesday to open its second location in Queenstown, Md. at the Aspen Institute’s former 166-acre Wye River Conference Center. The Aspen Institute, a nonprofit for humanistic studies, is donating a majority of the property to Hole in the Wall. The property was gifted to the institute in 1988, so the organization is paying it forward. “Since 1979, the Wye River campus has played an important role in the Aspen Institute’s history. This...
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Maryland Sees Uptick In COVID-19 Cases Among People Under 19

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — COVID-19 infections in people under the age of 19 are on the rise, according to data recorded by the Maryland State Department of Health. Within the past 24 hours, 16 more people had to be hospitalized because of the virus. This brought the total number of inpatients to 468 across the state. Of that total, 13 are pediatric patients.  Since Friday, pediatric acute care beds have been in the double digits with 11 in use on Tuesday with an additional two children in the intensive care unit. An additional 2,482 positive tests were added to the tally Tuesday. People with...
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Senator Chris Van Hollen released from hospital after stroke

Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen has been released from the hospital after he was admitted to George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., for a "minor stroke" just over a week ago. The 63-year-old Maryland senator tweeted about his return home Sunday afternoon. "It's great to be back home after...
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Maryland families struggle to find baby formula as shortage intensifies

For months, Ashley Jones has been struggling to find formula for her seven-month-old daughter, Ashai. “It’s nerve-racking,” Jones said. “It’s like five to six stores back-to-back-to-back, nothing there at all.”. The baby formula shortage, exacerbated by supply chain issues and recent product recalls, has made it...
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Maryland Lawmaker Back Home After Minor Stroke

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) – Maryland U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen is home again after suffering a minor stroke. The Democrat tweeted that it was great to be home “after a long week.” Van Hollen said in a statement May 15 that he experienced lightheadedness and acute neck pain while delivering a speech in western Maryland. He sought medical attention upon his return home and an angiogram indicated a minor stroke. Van Hollen said he’s been told there are no long-term effects or damage. The 63-year-old Van Hollen was elected to the Senate in 2016 after serving seven terms in the U.S. House.
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COVID-19 may be triggering dramatic hair loss in some people

Pandemic-related stress may be causing people to lose their hair, and a Maryland doctor wants to reassure people that it’s not permanent. “COVID-19 infection can lead to a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium,” said Dr. Jamie Goldberg, a dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente’s South Baltimore Medical Center.
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Maryland’s Sen. Van Hollen returns home after minor stroke

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen is home again after suffering a minor stroke, tweeting Sunday that it was great to be home “after a long week.”. The Maryland Democrat said in a statement May 15 that he experienced lightheadedness and acute neck pain while delivering a speech in western Maryland. On the advice of a physician, he sought medical attention upon his return home and he was treated at George Washington University Hospital. An angiogram indicated a minor stroke in the form of a small venous tear at the back of his head, Van Hollen said.
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MHCC RFP seeks contractor to facilitate, expand long term care database

The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) is currently seeking a contractor to update and expand the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Manager for long term care services in the state. MHCC released a request for proposals (RFP) earlier this month for a five-year contract award. Get the latest state-specific policy intelligence...
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COVID-19 cases rising nationwide, raising fears of fifth wave

WBFF) — More than two years after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, cases are on the rise nationally — again. This uptrend has created fears the U.S. may be heading into a fifth wave of the deadly disease. Despite health departments across the country reporting rising case...
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Answers to 7 important questions about the new variant of COVID-19

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — A new subvariant of the coronavirus is causing a surge in cases nationwide. In Maryland, the positivity rate climbed to 8.39% on Friday - the highest positivity rate since January. Dr. Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and an infectious...
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State Roundup: Covid cases rising quickly; Mizeur blasts Harris; AFL-CIO makes as bunch of endorsements

COVID CASES RISING AGAIN: Cases are rising around Maryland and much of the Northeast so fast it seems that everyone knows someone who has COVID-19. Some of those infected had it before, while others have it for the first time. “This isn’t over,” said Crystal Watson, public health lead in the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security’s Coronavirus Resource Center, during a news conference Friday marking the United States reaching the milestone of a million COVID-19 deaths earlier in the week. Meredith Cohn/The Baltimore Sun.
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