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Flu Deaths Spike in Children: 75% Didn’t Get Flu Shot

Flu Deaths Spike in Children: 75% Didn’t Get Flu Shot

| February 17, 2018

A sharp spike in flu deaths among children was reported Friday by the CDC.  Called the worst flu season in a decade, another 22 children died last week.  Across the US, 84 children have died of the flu since the season began.   But there may be some good news. This week, researchers reported  that […]

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Shooting at Ft. Meade, suspect in custody

Shooting at Ft. Meade, suspect in custody

| February 14, 2018

Details are few (as are most details surrounding Ft. Meade and the National Security Agency campus) but at least one person has been injured in a shooting this morning at a gate into the Canine Road entrance of Ft. Meade off of Maryland Route 32 as a black SUV attempted to breach the gate. Anne […]

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2018 Flu Worsens — Weeks More Ahead

2018 Flu Worsens — Weeks More Ahead

| February 6, 2018

2018 FLU SEASON UPDATE: Hospitalizations for flu are at the highest level since the CDC began collecting this data — and climbing. Many flu experts predict the 2018 flu season has weeks more to go.  In Maryland, ERs and doctors are seeing an increased percentage of people sick with the flu for the third straight week. […]

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How Doctors and Nurses Prevent Flu

How Doctors and Nurses Prevent Flu

| February 2, 2018

Prevent Flu Ever wonder how doctors and nurses prevent flu? After all, they are surrounded by people with high fevers and the flu, coughing at them in small exam rooms. The answers may surprise you–and mainly because some of the most important preventative steps are so simple! 1. Wash Your Hands (or use hand sanitizer) […]

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Flu Deadlier – Spread by Breathing

Flu Deadlier – Spread by Breathing

| January 22, 2018

The flu virus is deadlier this year, killing an average of 100 people per week beginning last month. The flu has killed 30 children this year so far.  On top of that, the University of Maryland School of Public Health published a study showing that just breathing may spread the flu. Read more.  The CDC is […]

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Flu Level Spikes in Maryland

Flu Level Spikes in Maryland

| January 9, 2018

Influenza rate has spiked suddenly here in Maryland. Flu intensity is now listed at the highest level and widespread. In the US, 13 children have died this year from the flu. At the same time, the influenza strain being detected this year is H3N2 and according to a commentary published in the New England Journal of […]

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Health Alert: 10 Below! Frostbite in 30 Min

Health Alert: 10 Below! Frostbite in 30 Min

| January 5, 2018

Winter Gale brings Wind Chill to 10 below Frostbite in 30 Minutes The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Gale warning for the Annapolis area, with wind gusts as high as 45 mph causing wind chill to as much as 10 below. At 10 below, exposed skin will develop frostbite in as little as […]

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New Blood Pressure Goal: 130/80

New Blood Pressure Goal: 130/80

| November 14, 2017

High blood pressure is the 2nd leading cause of preventable death in the US, only surpassed by cigarette smoking. We all know smoking is dangerous now we really need to understand the danger of high blood pressure.  The new recommendations, published Monday,  come from a team of over 20 independent scientific researchers reviewing over 900 […]

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Shooting in Annapolis Gardens community

Shooting in Annapolis Gardens community

| August 23, 2017

UPDATE 2 (12:24am 8/24/2017): From the Annapolis Police Department: On August 23rd at 10:25 p.m. officers responded to the 1800 block of Bowman Drive for a report of a person down and bleeding outside a home.  Officers located an adult male who appeared to have injuries consistent with being shot.  The man was transported to […]

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POLL: Annapolis Election–who would you vote for now?

POLL: Annapolis Election–who would you vote for now?

| August 21, 2017

In a purely unscientific manner, we are trying to get a pulse on the upcoming election.  Please take 30 seconds for this anonymous survey. Just click OK and it should scroll to the next question.

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Murder-Suicide in Edgewater’s South River Colony neighborhood

Murder-Suicide in Edgewater’s South River Colony neighborhood

| August 12, 2017

On August 11, 2017, at approximately 10:45 p.m., members of the Anne Arundel County Police uniform patrol division responded to a report of a shooting in the 300 block of Dawnwood Drive, Edgewater. Upon arrival they found two adult males deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. Members of the Anne Arundel County Police Homicide unit responded […]

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Fatal shooting in Edgewater

Fatal shooting in Edgewater

| August 11, 2017

Anne Arundel County Police are on the scene of a fatal shooting in the 400 Block of Penwood Road 300 Block of Dawnwood Drivein the Edgewater. The neighborhood of upscale townhomes is directly across Route 214 from South River High School and a part of the South River Colony development. Homicide detective are investigating. More details […]

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Chesapeake Swimming: Week of July 14th

Chesapeake Swimming: Week of July 14th

| July 14, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay beach swimming guide has been released for the week of July 14th. Although no beach closures are reported, there are a number of beaches with higher than average fecal material counts. The EPA acceptable level for fecal counts is 104, which is the level necessary to cause a beach closure. The below […]

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Hispanic infant abandoned on doorstep along Forest Drive in Annapolis

Hispanic infant abandoned on doorstep along Forest Drive in Annapolis

| June 30, 2017

On June 30, 2017 at 6:37 a.m. Annapolis Police officers responded for a report of a found infant.  An apparently hours old Hispanic male infant was found outside a home in the 2000 block of Forest Drive.  The infant appeared to be in good health and was transported to a local hospital for care. We […]

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Anne Arundel County Police investigating double homicide in Shady Side

Anne Arundel County Police investigating double homicide in Shady Side

| June 1, 2017

Anne Arundel County Police investigators are at the scene of homicide in the area of Scott Town Road and Nick Road in ShadySide. The victims are an adult male and adult female (no further info at this time); both suffering from apparent gun shot wounds. Police believe the shooting occurred at approximately 1am. This is […]

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1 killed in Route 50 crash in Annapolis

1 killed in Route 50 crash in Annapolis

| May 17, 2017

State Police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a woman driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of Route 50 in Annapolis this afternoon. The deceased victim is identified as Laura Ashley Murphy, 22, of Salisbury.  She was pronounced deceased on the scene.  Murphy was driving a black 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan. The other […]

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Annapolis names Acting Chief as new Chief of Police

Annapolis names Acting Chief as new Chief of Police

| May 17, 2017

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced his nomination for Annapolis Police Chief and has requested his confirmation at the Monday, May 22nd City Council meeting. Mayor Pantelides has appointed Acting Chief Scott Baker to the position. “During the time he has been the acting police chief, he has shown true leadership through the implementation of his 16 initiatives that address violent crime, active community outreach, and the opioid epidemic,” Mayor Pantelides said. “There were several outstanding candidates that applied […]

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FBI raids downtown Annapolis office

FBI raids downtown Annapolis office

| May 11, 2017

UPDATE: The Capital reports that the Strategic Campaign Group’s Principle, Kelley Rogers, has said that the raid stems from a Virginia Gubernatorial race in 2013 when Ken Cuccinelli lost to current Governor, Terry McAuliffe. Rogers claims that the case was settled and that this raid will clear his name and that of the firm. WBAL-TV is […]

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Maryland Ticks & Lyme: Our Worst Year Yet?

Maryland Ticks & Lyme: Our Worst Year Yet?

| April 21, 2017

  Ticks which carry Lyme here in Maryland are back–and we may be in for the worst tick and Lyme season in history. Due to the unusually warm, wet winter we experienced, some tick experts are predicting we are on the verge of a new public health emergency from Lyme disease.  A recent PBS article explains that “all these little […]

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FDA Recalls EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

FDA Recalls EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

| April 3, 2017

The FDA has initiated a recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is because some of the devices have not worked when needed. Given that the pen device is used to counteract potentially fatal allergic reactions,  Evolve Medical is […]

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Budge’s Market House bills pave way for McDonald’s lease, HPC on board

Budge’s Market House bills pave way for McDonald’s lease, HPC on board

| April 1, 2017

Finally, A Resolution For The Market House Like the Phoenix who rose from the ashes, the Market House in Annapolis will once again be a place to hang out, socialize and dine on inexpensive food.  With all the potential glitches now removed, residents and visitors can expect to experience the smells of what once was […]

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Flu Risk High in Maryland

Flu Risk High in Maryland

| March 3, 2017

The flu rate continues to climb for the 3rd week in Maryland, reaching one of the highest rates in years.  On Friday March 3rd, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) FluWatch reported flu rate intensity at the highest level and widespread. Health officials encourage those still unvaccinated to get vaccinated immediately.    Nationwide, the […]

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