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Health alert issued: 5 Maryland residents hospitalized after vaping

BALTIMORE, MD – More alarm bells are going off for e-cigarette users. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Poison Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy have identified five individuals who, in the last two months, developed severe lung illness after using e-cigarettes, often referred to as “vaping.” Respiratory symptoms reported by patients included shortness …


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Dog treats recalled due to Salmonella risk

BALTIMORE, MD – Brutus & Barnaby of Clearwater, Florida is recalling all size variations of Pig Ears for Dogs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with …


Frosh joins bipartisan coalition seeking congressional support for autism services

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Thursday announced he would be joining a bipartisan coalition of 47 attorneys general calling upon Congress to authorize the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support (CARES) Act of 2019. This legislation provides ongoing federal support for research into autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and services to those affected by these …

Baltimore County announces overdose awareness signs [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced the placement of overdose awareness signs around the county in an effort to shine light on the opioid epidemic and reduce the stigma often associated with addiction. Strategically placed in five, high-visibility locations around Baltimore County, the signs will display the total number of overdoses and fatal overdoses in the …

Downpours cause sewers to overflow into Herring Run

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Thursday night’s strong storms caused a local sewer overflow, according to the Department of Public Works. DPW says that the storms caused a sewer overflow of almost 7.8 million gallons of storm water mixed with sewer water into Herring Run, and over 830 thousand gallons into the Jones Falls. The overflows were recorded at four underground overflow …

Illinois patient’s death may be first in U.S. attributed to vaping

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Just days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned of the potential dangers of vaping, the first U.S. death attributed to e-cigarettes appears to have occurred. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Friday reported the death of an individual who had recently vaped and was hospitalized with severe respiratory illness. IDPH officials say …