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Practice safe eating during Farmers Market Week

Practice safe eating during Farmers Market Week

Groups offer tips to prevent sickness from produce

University of Maryland wins grant to study STDs

University of Maryland wins grant to study STDs

Researchers to use funds to find better treatment, prevention for gonorrhea, chlamydia

Minnesota woman who lost husband to Ebola urges aid to fight virus

American man from Minnesota died from Ebola virus: report

A 40-year-old man who died in a Nigerian hospital last week from the ebola virus was an American from Minnesota, his wife told NBC News on Tuesday.

Kaiser, Hopkins collaborate on patient care

Kaiser, Hopkins collaborate on patient care

Kaiser Permanente and John Hopkins Medicine said Tuesday that they plan to expand on an existing relationship between the health care organizations to improve quality of care for patients.

Dry heat: Hot Jupiters hold surprisingly little water, study finds

Dry heat: Hot Jupiters hold surprisingly little water, study finds

Planetary scientists searching for water on three distant exoplanets have come up dry. Scientists who trained NASA’s Hubble Space...

Seals connect the dots to feed in offshore wind farms

Seals connect the dots to feed in offshore wind farms

As wind farms march out into coastal waters to meet energy demands, seals are learning to use them like local grocery stores, scientists...

Smallpox find was among hundreds of other long-lost vials, FDA says

The six long-lost vials of smallpox found this month at a government lab were only a small part of a cache of forgotten biological samples,...

MORE MARYLAND HEALTH NEWS

If you can run for 5 minutes a day, you may add years to your life

People who jogged or ran for as little as five minutes a day reduced their risk of premature death by nearly one-third and extended their...

New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills 

Inviting a friend to play on a tire swing can be difficult for autistic children, but with special kinds of playgrounds cropping up in...

Second American volunteer contracts Ebola in West Africa

An American who was working in Liberia to combat a deadly Ebola outbreak has tested positive for the virus, officials with a Christian...

Joseph Simmons of Run-DMC raps about his fight against diabetes

Joseph Simmons, a.k.a. Rev Run, better be on Aerosmith's Christmas card list. He was part of the Run-DMC hip-hop trio, one of the most...

Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes: study

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ditching handshakes in favor of more informal fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses,...

Medical marijuana rules for doctors raise concerns 

Proposed rules for Maryland's nascent medical marijuana system are drawing objections from a leading advocate, who says the regulations...

Other hospitals help Hopkins pay big settlement in Levy case 

When Johns Hopkins Hospital agreed this week to a $190 million settlement with thousands of patients who were secretly photographed during...

Harford health officials urge prevention, protection against mosquitoes

As Harford County and state health agencies track West Nile virus and other diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, the Harford Co. Health...

Sinai Hospital to address 'frequent fliers' to the emergency department 

Grant program helps to boost preventive care, cut emergency usage

The elderly need to take extra precautions to stay hydrated

Keeping the body hydrated is important for everyone, but older people may face more challenges. Amy Boulware, director of nursing for...

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