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Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - MD: Consumer

Having high blood pressure puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (geraldoswald62/Pixabay)

BALTIMORE – That blood pressure machine at the grocery store might just save your life. This past February, a blood pressure kiosk was installed at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore to help people monitor their cardiovascular health. The machine has proved to be quite popular,

Children and teens now consume 17% of their calories from added sugars, nearly half of which come from drinks alone, according to the American Heart Association and Academy of Pediatrics. (igorovsyannykov/Pixabay)<br />

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics are endorsing regulations and additional taxes aimed at reducing kids' consumption of sugary drinks. According to health officials, sugary drinks are the largest source of added sugar, which is strongly li

Bills in the Maryland General Assembly would require the Public Service Commission to allow a utility to apply for an alternative rate plan at the same time it applies for new base rates. (pasja1000/Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland's attorney general and Public Service Commission are voicing concerns over a bill that would give the utility companies more power to increase their own rates. Now, if a utility wants to raise gas or electric rates, it has to plead its case before the Maryland Publi

In a lawsuit, the city of Baltimore says it believes Monsanto has caused

BALTIMORE - The city of Baltimore is suing agrochemical giant Monsanto and two other companies, claiming they were "completely aware" that the chemicals used in some of their products were toxic and didn't degrade in nature. Suzanne Sangree, Baltimore's director of affirmative litigation, claimed t

According to the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative, 45 million Americans did not fill their prescriptions in 2016 due to cost. (qimono/Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland General Assembly will be reviewing legislation that would create a first-of-its-kind board to make high-cost prescription drugs more affordable for Marylanders. Many lawmakers have called it a life-or-death issue. Now they're proposing the 2019 Prescription Drug

Studies show state-by-state disparities in heart disease and stroke are rooted in the economic health of communities and the people who live in them. (Pexels/Pixabay)<br />

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Stress can affect a person's mental and physical health in many ways, and as the government shutdown keeps many in financial stress, a new study shows fluctuating personal income may be associated with an increased risk of heart disease. According to research in the American

The 2018 Maryland Report Card offers public access to more details on measures of success in the state's 1,400 public schools. (Wokandapix/Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Achievement gaps persist between students of color and white students, according to a new analysis of Maryland's public schools. Education advocates say the state needs to make finding solutions a priority. The Baltimore Community Foundation commissioned the report by The Education

The primary species of Christmas trees grown in Maryland are Scotch Pine, White Pine, Blue Spruce and three fir species: Douglas, Fraser and Canaan. (LloydTheVoid/Pixabay)

ELKTON, Md. – Christmas trees will be available this holiday season, although growers say they've had a tougher time getting Balsam, Frasier and other fir-tree varieties out for purchase – and one reason is the U.S. immigration crackdown. President Donald Trump's effort to restrict leg

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