pregnant women

September 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Almost 70% of Pregnant Women Screened for COVID-19 by Mary’s Center Tested Positive

Hispanic women account for almost half of Covid-19 cases among pregnant women nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based on the CDC’s data, among more than 14,000 pregnant women who tested positive for Covid-19 and provided information on race and ethnicity, more than 6,000 were Hispanic, the largest group among […]

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September 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New Maryland Laws Taking Effect Include ‘Laura and Reid’s Law’

A new law that takes effect Tuesday in Maryland honors the late Laura Wallen, who was killed by Tyler Tessier, the father of her unborn child. The law, Laura and Reid’s Law — Wallen planned to name her son Reid — increases the sentences for crimes against women known to be pregnant. Wallen was from Olney […]

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February 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

Maryland Confirms First Case of Zika Virus

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is announcing its first confirmed case of a Marylander being infected with the Zika virus. The mosquito-borne virus has caused the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue travel warnings for pregnant women. The patient had traveled to a country where Zika transmission has been […]

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March 25, 2015 | Staff Writer

photo Tom Hucker

Hucker Praises Partial Victory in Supreme Court for Pregnant Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled on March 25 that the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit had used an incorrect standard to determine whether workplace discrimination had occurred in the case of Peggy Young- a United Parcel Service worker who was dismissed from her job in 2006 because she was pregnant. Montgomery […]

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