Health, Sci-Tech

Maryland Department of Health launches virtual live diabetes education series

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday launched an eight-part diabetes education series for health care providers and residents with diabetes or at risk of diabetes. The webinar series, developed by MDH’s Center for Population Health Initiatives, is part of Maryland’s Diabetes Action Plan and is another tool aimed at preventing and managing diabetes in Maryland. Diabetes is the …


Health, Sci-Tech, Weather

Wildfire smoke continues to bring hazy skies to Maryland

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As reported on Monday, smoke from the wildfires on the west coast is causing hazy conditions throughout Maryland. “Smoke from the western U.S. wildfires is being carried by the jet stream across the Mid-Atlantic, causing a ‘hazy’ sky,” officials with the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington said on Tuesday afternoon. “A cross-section of the air above us shows the concentration …


Governor Hogan announces third consecutive year of lower individual health insurance premiums

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane has approved an average 11.9% premium rate decrease for individual health insurance plans with an effective date of January 1, 2021. This means that for the third consecutive year, all individual insurance rates in Maryland under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will see significant decreases. Individual …

COVID-19 testing now available at Patient First in White Marsh

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Patient First is now providing COVID-19 virus testing at its Nottingham/White Marsh location at 4924 Campbell Boulevard (21236). Testing is available only at designated Patient First testing centers and is by appointment only. The test that is offered is the RT-PCR (Reverse Transcriptase – Polymerase Chain Reaction) molecular diagnostic test. The test sample is collected at Patient First and …

Maryland gears up for first-ever ‘Walktober’

BALTIMORE, MD—Fun fact: walking is Maryland’s official state exercise. This October, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is partnering with state and local agencies, nonprofits, and communities across Maryland to host Walktober, a month-long series of activities and virtual webinars promoting the state’s official exercise. Walktober features the October 7 celebration of the sixth annual Walk Maryland Day, as well …

Location, schedule changes to BCPS fall meal distribution program, effective Monday, Sept. 14

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has announced changes to its fall meal distribution program effective Monday, Sept. 14. Six locations have been added to the list of distribution sites: Chesapeake Terrace Elementary, North Point Road at Millers Island Boulevard, Padonia International Elementary, Seventh District Elementary, Warren Elementary, and Westowne Elementary. Two locations have been removed from the list: Loch Raven …

Haze from west coast wildfires visible in Maryland

UPDATE: Hazy conditions persisted in Maryland on Tuesday. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The skies over Maryland may be a bit hazier than usual this week, and the cause may not be what one would normally expect. The National Weather Service on Monday afternoon said that smoke from the wildfires plaguing the west coast were causing hazy conditions in the …

Ganga Threading & Spa opens at Belair Beltway Plaza

NOTTINGHAM, MD—There’s a new spa in town. Ganga Threading & Spa opened its doors in Belair Beltway Plaza in Overlea/Fullerton on September 1st. The spa offers a wide range of services, including: Eyebrow threading/tinting Lash lift Facial Hair removal waxing Body massage Henna tattoos Haircut/hairstyle Ganga Threading & Spa is located at 7698 Belair Road in the Belair Beltway Plaza. …