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  • Hopkins taps Duke executive to help head medical system

    Hopkins taps Duke executive to help head medical system

    Johns Hopkins Health System stepped outside its ranks and tapped Kevin W. Sowers, a nurse and career executive with the Duke University Health System, as the new president and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine. He will succeed Ronald R. Peterson, who is retiring at the end of January...

  • FAQ: What you need to know about medical marijuana in Maryland

    FAQ: What you need to know about medical marijuana in Maryland

    Medical marijuana is now available in Maryland, more than four years after the General Assembly passed a law legalizing it. Standing up the industry — with growers, processors, dispensaries and doctors — took longer than expected. The law needed to be tweaked, rules to needed to written and legal...

  • Baby formula maker orders global recall over salmonella fears

    Baby formula maker orders global recall over salmonella fears

    Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the world's largest dairy groups, said it was warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants have become sick...

  • Parkinson's disease progression can be slowed with vigorous exercise, study shows

    Parkinson's disease progression can be slowed with vigorous exercise, study shows

    His friends noticed the tremor before he did. It started in his left hand, Geoffrey Rogers said, but before long the trembling affected his right too. The cause, doctors found, was Parkinson’s disease. At Rush University Medical Center, where Rogers, then 64, received a second opinion, the father...

  • Hopkins cardiologist says love is more than a matter of the heart

    Hopkins cardiologist says love is more than a matter of the heart

    Dr. Armin Zadeh was well established in his career as a cardiologist and professor at Johns Hopkins when he and his wife received news that shook their high-achieving lives. The baby Denise was carrying — their third child — would be born with Down syndrome. Zadeh’s first reaction, he regretfully...

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