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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday May 03, 2020 ( 18 items )  

30-Year University of Maryland Study Finds Predictive Links From Infant Temperament To Adult Personality
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, April 28 -- The University of Maryland issued the following news: A 30-year study by University of Maryland researchers found that babies who showed shyness were more likely to become reserved and introverted adults, while those who also showed sensitivity to making errors as teens were more likely to have depression and anxiety in adulthood. The study was initiated by College of Education Distinguished University Professor Nathan A. Fox. The findings of the study's cur  more

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Shima Hamidi as New Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 28 -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health welcomes Shima Hamidi, PhD, as a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in Environmental Challenges in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering. The Bloomberg Professors of American Health scholars are endowed positions supported by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. Before joining the Blo  more

Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology: Researchers Create Nanoparticle With 'Look and Feel' of Red Blood Cells to Soak Up Toxins
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 29 -- Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology issued the following news: Red blood cells not only carry oxygen from one part of the body to another, they also act as sponges in the circulatory system, soaking up toxins such as poisons shed from infections. The more red blood cells available in the blood system, the faster the recovery from toxin-related threats to the body. Johns Hopkins biomedical engineer Jordan Green, Ph.D., and his colleagues have developed  more

Johns Hopkins University: One-Third of Primary Care Providers Do Not View Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder as Effective
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 30 -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: A new survey of U.S. primary care physicians from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that nearly one-third, 32.9 percent, do not think treating opioid use disorder with medication is any more effective than treatment without medication. The study also found that only one-fifth, 20.2 percent, of U.S. primary care physicians have inter  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Calls on Federal Government to Protect Seniors' Homes During Pandemic
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 2 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today joined a bipartisan coalition of 26 attorneys general in calling on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to take immediate action to protect senior citizens from homelessness as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, the coalition recommends specific actions that can help ensure senior   more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Joins Lawsuit Challenging the Trump Administration's Unlawful Assault on the Clean Water Act
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 2 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration's final rule narrowing the definition of the "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act. The final rule continues the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) effort to weaken water quality protections under the Clean Water Act. Speci  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Urges HHS Not to Finalize Rule Permitting Health Care Discrimination
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 2 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today joined a multistate coalition in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging it not to finalize its proposed regulation, "Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities" (Section 1557 Rule). Section 1557 prohibits discrimination in health care based on gender, race, ethnicity, sex,   more

Md. A.G. Frosh Joins Multistate Coalition Fighting to Protect Consumer Credit During Coronavirus Pandemic
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 29 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general warning the nation's three Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) that, as Americans continue to struggle from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 public health crisis, they will not hesitate to enforce safeguards set in place to ensure consumers' credit is properly protected and that their credit reports ar  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces $1.6 Million in Grants to Maryland Companies Producing PPE in Response to COVID-19
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, April 29 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland has awarded more than $1.6 million in a first round of grants to 20 Maryland companies for pivoting to or expanding production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Through the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce, companies are receiving grants of up to $100,000 to manufacture every  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Additional COVID-19 Testing Sites at Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program Stations
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, April 28 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: As Maryland continues to expand its COVID-19 testing capacity, Governor Larry Hogan announced that the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) will open additional drive-through testing sites at converted Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations this week. The new testing sites will be located at VEIP stations in Owings Mills and Prince Frederick. With these additions, there will be a tota  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces New Actions to Address COVID-19 Outbreaks in Poultry Processing Plants and Nursing Homes
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, April 30 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced an expanded testing strategy and aggressive new actions to address outbreaks of COVID-19 at poultry processing plants and nursing homes in Maryland. As Maryland continues to plan for the recovery phase, the state will target and isolate outbreaks and clusters of cases, redouble attention and resources on hotspot areas, and increase mitigation efforts to stop the sprea  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Appoints Kathleen A. Birrane as Maryland Insurance Commissioner
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 2 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced that he has appointed Kathleen A. Birrane as Maryland Insurance Commissioner. She replaces former Baltimore County delegate Al Redmer, who has been appointed as the executive director of the Maryland Auto Insurance Fund. "Kathleen has the unique advantage of being able to step into this role with virtually no learning curve, and will be vital in helping the Maryland Ins  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Directs Maryland Department of Health to Release Nursing Home Data on COVID-19 Cases
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, April 28 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan directed the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to take the necessary steps to publish data related to COVID-19 cases and fatalities associated with nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other facilities providing congregate living for residents. This week, the state's coronavirus resource page, coronavirus.maryland.gov, will begin displaying available data for indiv  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Issues Official Proclamation Designating Saturday, May 2 as Healthcare Heroes Day
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 2 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan issued an official proclamation designating Saturday, May 2, 2020 as Healthcare Heroes Day in Maryland to recognize the dedication and bravery of frontline medical workers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. "During this pandemic, our healthcare workers, including our doctors, nurses, EMTs, and first responders, have proven themselves to be not just essential workers but frontli  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Provides Update on Delmarva Poultry Plant COVID-19 Outbreaks, Expands Testing on Eastern Shore
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 2 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following statement on Delmarva poultry plant COVID-19 outbreaks: "As of , we have at least 279 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 associated with poultry workers in Maryland. The case rate in Wicomico County is now the fourth-highest in the state, higher than both Baltimore City and Baltimore County. These outbreaks are not only a serious public health concern, they are also a potential threat to Maryland's leading agricultura  more

New York Times' Nicholas Kristof Names Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Key Global Responder to Coronavirus Pandemic
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 27 -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Nicholas Kristof named the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health as a key organization fighting the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines, as part of his efforts to raise awareness and support for this work. In a New York Times column published online, Kristof included the Center in his C-19 Impact I  more

Study From Chinese City of Shenzhen, Outside Hong Kong in Southern China, Provides Key Insights on How Coronavirus Spreads: Johns Hopkins University
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 29 -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: The extensive use of epidemiological surveillance, isolation of infected patients, and quarantines of exposed individuals in the Chinese city of Shenzhen in the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak allowed scientists to estimate important characteristics of this now-pandemic infectious disease, according to a study co-led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Sch  more

University of Baltimore: Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement Supports Innovative Opioid Treatment Effort
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 30 -- The University of Baltimore issued the following news release: The University of Baltimore's Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement is funding a program in Virginia's Roanoke Valley that is paving the way for new and innovative approaches to managing the nation's opioid crisis. Connection 2 Care (C2C) is a collaborative effort led by Virginia Tech researchers, with the goal of improving referral rates between those suffering from opioid addiction and licensed, q  more