Health, Sci-Tech

Coronavirus at GBMC: 2 patients test positive [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Two patients at Greater Baltimore Medical Center have tested positive for coronavirus. The news was announced on Thursday by GBMC President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH, who added that the two patients are recovering at home. “As President and CEO of the GBMC HealthCare System, it is critical for me to update you on the COVID-19 situation …


Health, Politics

Baltimore County Opioid Response Working Group issues final report

TOWSON, MD—The Opioid Response Working Group convened by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday issued its final report, which includes 11 recommendations to prevent addiction, expand access to treatment, and reduce overdose deaths. The recommendations fall into seven categories, including stigma, prevention, treatment, recovery, family support, criminal justice, and harm reduction. “Every overdose death means the loss of a …