Health & Fitness

FDA Clears COVID Booster Shot For Healthy Kids Ages 5 To 11

CBS Baltimore (Health) 5/17 6:14A Health – CBS Baltimore
(AP) U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward. Everyone 12 and older already was supposed to get...

COVID-19 In Maryland: Hospitalizations Surpass 400, Positivity Rate Above 8%

CBS Baltimore (Health) 5/17 5:05A Health – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) For the first time since February, there are more than 400 Marylanders hospitalized with COVID-19, according to data released Tuesday by the Maryland Department of Health. And the state s seven-day positivity rate is the highest it...

Maryland Department Health Issues Guidance In Light Of Baby Formula Shortage

CBS Baltimore (Health) 5/16 9:18A Health – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) In the face of a nationwide baby formula shortage, the Maryland Department of Health is advising families to keep in close contact with their child s health care provider and encouraging residents to see if they re eligible for...

Talking Mental Health Awareness With LifeBridge Health

CBS Baltimore (Health) 5/12 9:47A Health – CBS Baltimore
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of that, WJZ s Linh Bui spoke with Dr. Drew Pate, chief of psychiatry at LifeBridge Health, about how the pandemic affected people mentally, such as the impact of stress and anxiety on...

Baltimore Resident ‘Mr. Millionaire’ Claims VaxCash 2.0 Prize

CBS Baltimore (Health) 5/5 9:18A Health – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) A 57-year-old Baltimore man known as Mr. Millionaire has collected the grand prize of the VaxCash 2.0 sweepstakes, the very million dollars now attached to his name. Dressed in a gold dollar sign hat, gold dollar sign shades and a...

With Abortion In Jeopardy, Minority Women Have Most To Lose

CBS Baltimore (Health) 5/4 7:13A Health – CBS Baltimore
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If you are Black or Hispanic in a conservative state that already limits access to abortions, you are far more likely than a white woman to have one. And if the U.S. Supreme court allows states to further restrict or even...

FDA Officials Say Annual COVID-19 Shots May Be Needed In The Future

CBS Baltimore (Health) 5/3 10:05A Health – CBS Baltimore
(CNN) The United States might need to update its COVID-19 vaccines each year, according to a trio of top US Food and Drug Administration officials, and a new normal may include an annual COVID-19 vaccine alongside a seasonal flu shot. Widespread...

Hope On The Horizon As Country Moves Into ‘New Phase’ Of Pandemic

CBS Baltimore (Health) 4/28 12:55P Health – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) It s a bold statement coming from the nation s top infectious disease expert. We are certainly right now in this country, out of the pandemic phase, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to the President of the United...

Maryland Reports Nearly 1,400 New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Decline

CBS Baltimore (Health) 4/28 10:02A Health – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) Maryland reported nearly 1,400 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday as cases trend up in the state, but hospitalizations decline. The Maryland Department of Health reported 1,392 new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total of...
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