Entries by Ben Yelin

Corticosteroid Hormones and COVID-19

CORTICOSTEROID HORMONES AND COVID-19 Introduction. The corticosteroid hormone drugs Dexamethasone and Methylprednisolone have both been successfully used to treat COVID-19 patients. Dexamethasone, approved by the FDA in 1958, is marketed for treating severe or incapacitating allergic conditions. Methylprednisolone, approved by the FDA in 1959, is marketed for treating severe allergic conditions and some types of […]

CHHS Public Health Program Director Trudy Henson Appointed to COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force

CHHS Public Health Program Director Trudy Henson has been appointed to Attorney General Brian Frosh’s Covid-19 Access to Justice Task Force. The Task Force, under the auspices of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission, was set up to address some of the “significant challenges” to Marylanders arising out of the epidemic, including access to legal […]

NEW: Hotwash Episode 9 Available

Episode 9 of the CHHS podcast “Hotwash,” featuring CHHS Public Health Program Director Trudy Henson and Senior Law & Policy Analyst Christine Gentry is now available. Teaser: This week on Episode 9 of Hotwash, Trudy and Christine talk vulnerable population planning, discuss why it’s important, and provide some best practices for our listeners Check it […]

NEW: Hotwash Episode 8 Available

The eighth episode of the CHHS podcast “Hotwash,” featuring CHHS Public Health Program Director Trudy Henson and Senior Law & Policy Analyst Christine Gentry is now available. Teaser: We’ve discussed the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of public health, behavioral health, and recovery, but we thought it would be interesting to look at it specifically […]

NEW: Hotwash Episode 7 Available

The seventh episode of the CHHS podcast “Hotwash,” featuring CHHS Public Health Program Director Trudy Henson and Senior Law & Policy Analyst Christine Gentry is now available. In this episode, Trudy and Christine talk to Lisa Crow, CHHS’ Recovery Planning Program Director. We’re very lucky to have Lisa on, because she is a nationally renowned […]