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No masks, fewer COVID-19 tests: Baltimore-area schools prepare for a new school year


Date Published: Wednesday 17 August 2022
Article Description: Most Baltimore-area school districts don’t plan to screen for coronavirus cases and won’t send students home to quarantine, moves based on federal and state guidance that aim to keep more kids learning at their desks.



Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Tours MaximBio's COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Manufacturing Facility


Date Published: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Article Description: "Maxim Biomedical is doing important, life-saving work in Rockville, and I enjoyed the opportunity to tour their state-of-the-art facility," said Governor Hogan. "As the producer of one of the few American-made COVID-19 rapid antigen tests,



First lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19


Date Published: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Article Description: First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 while on vacation with the president and their family, according to her office. Jill Biden tested negative on Monday during her routine testing,



Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has 'mild' symptoms


Date Published: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Article Description: First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing “mild symptoms.” The White House announced it on Tuesday. The first lady has been vacationing with President Joe



Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19 and has ‘mild’ symptoms


Date Published: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Article Description: First lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing “mild symptoms,” the White House announced Tuesday.



New Biomarker Flags VTE Risk in COVID-19 Patients


Date Published: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Article Description: New findings point to a biomarker even more sensitive than D-dimer in detecting risk for VTE in hospitalized patients with COVID-19.



Stop testing asymptomatic children in schools for COVID-19


Date Published: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Article Description: It is time to consider the harms we are imposing on our children and on society by continuing to regularly test children for COVID-19 in schools.



5 things to know about this year’s Maryland State Fair


Date Published: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Article Description: The Maryland State Fair is back for its 141st edition beginning Aug. 25, and like everything in the pandemic era, it’s less like the before times and more like, well, something new.



After COVID-19, Unvaccinated at Risk for Long-term CVD Complications


Date Published: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Article Description: Clinicians should stay watchful for MI, myocarditis, and HF even out to 1 year later in people who never got vaccinated.



Sonic Automotive Acquires Audi Owings Mills in Maryland, Continuing the Expansion of its Franchised Dealership Network


Date Published: Wednesday 17 August 2022
Article Description: Located in Owings Mills, Maryland, the dealership serves residents of the greater ... the rate and timing of overall economic expansion or contraction, the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and related government-imposed restrictions on operations, and ...



The COVID-19 pandemic's effect on solid organ transplantation


Date Published: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Article Description: Solid organ transplants—heart, lung, liver, and kidney—are resource-intensive operations that require patients to take immunosuppressive drugs after the procedure to keep the body from rejecting the new organ.



Multiple shots of the BCG vaccine protect type 1 diabetics from COVID-19


Date Published: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Article Description: Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), published a new paper in Cell Reports Medicine demonstrating the protective potential of multiple doses of the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.



Eczema treatment cuts risk of death from COVID-19, study suggests


Date Published: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Article Description: Dupilumab, also sold as Dupixent, improved patient survival at 60 days and reduced the number of patients who needed intensive care, the study found.



NIH PROGRAM STUDY FINDS INCREASED WEIGHT GAIN IN CHILDREN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC


Date Published: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Article Description: Children gained weight at a faster rate during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to previous years, according to a new study funded by the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program at the National Institutes of Health.