Emergency Response, Government, Science

Free flu vaccination clinic to be held in Middle River on Saturday

Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler, Director of Health and Human Services, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, and Department of Health mascot, “Sure Shot” have announced Baltimore County’s Super Saturday, free flu vaccination clinics. The free, flu vaccination clinics will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon at the following locations: Drumcastle Government Center 6401 York Road, First Floor Baltimore, …


Business, Government

Governor Hogan announces health insurance premium rate decreases

Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced approval of an average 13.2 percent premium rate decrease for individual health insurance plans with an effective date of January 1, 2019. These rates reflect the impact of Maryland’s 1332 State Innovation Waiver, which creates a State Reinsurance Program to help stabilize Maryland’s individual health insurance market and prevent previously-predicted massive rate hikes. “Rather than …


MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center achieves ‘Certified Safe Sleep’ recognition

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has become the first hospital in the Baltimore area to be recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to educating parents on safe sleep practices for infants. Only two other hospitals in Maryland achieved a designation from the program, which was created by Cribs for Kids, a Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated …

Governor Hogan signs landmark health care legislation

Governor Larry Hogan, joined by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch, on Thursday signed landmark legislation to stabilize Maryland’s health care insurance market and prevent rates from soaring. “This problem should have been solved in Washington, but nothing has been done. Our team has been working on potential solutions for more than a …

Zika virus prevention tips from Baltimore County

As the summer winds down, Baltimore County is offering helpful tips to residents to help prevent the spread of the Zika Virus. The Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted infection. Although it was discovered in the Zika forest in Uganda in 1947 and is common in Africa and Asia, it did not begin spreading widely in the Western Hemisphere until last …

Free hearing screenings on May 3, May 18

May is “Better Hearing and Speech Month” and Baltimore County is stepping up to the plate. On Tuesday, May 3, and Wednesday, May 18, interested individuals can receive free hearing screenings at the Eastern Family Resource Center, located at 9100 Franklin Square Drive. Baltimore County residents and employees may receive a free hearing screening provided by a certified, licensed audiologist. …