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Maryland health exchange to have staggered rollout

Maryland health exchange to have staggered rollout 

The state will stagger enrollment into insurance plans through its health exchange over several days in November as it tries to prevent a repeat of last year's debacle when the problem-plagued website crashed on the first day.

Risks of twins, triplets may prompt IVF patients to opt for singletons

Risks of twins, triplets may prompt IVF patients to opt for singletons

A new study bolsters the argument that fertility doctors should transfer just one embryo at a time when they are trying to help women give birth.

Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.

Children's respiratory illness spreads to a dozen U.S. states: CDC

A serious respiratory illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, as it predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks.

Spinosaurus: A huge predatory dinosaur, built to swim

Spinosaurus: A huge predatory dinosaur, built to swim

Dinosaurs ruled the land for millions of years. Now scientists have discovered a fearsome...

Scientists discover 3 new mammals that lived alongside dinosaurs

Scientists discover 3 new mammals that lived alongside dinosaurs

In rocky outcroppings near a cornfield in northern China, paleontologists have unearthed three species of squirrel-like mammals that lived...

Canadians discover wreck of 19th-century ship that may have fought in Battle of Baltimore

Canadians discover wreck of 19th-century ship that may have fought in Battle of Baltimore 

A Royal Navy ship whose "bombs bursting in air" inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner" two centuries ago may have...

Meet the genes in the beans of your coffee

Meet the genes in the beans of your coffee

Wake up and smell the genome.

MORE MARYLAND HEALTH NEWS

Kids with Type 1 diabetes get a taste of normal life with 'bionic pancreas' 

As 7-year-old Zara Cheek packed her bags for her first sleep-away camp this summer, she found herself looking forward to more than just...

Parents' whooping cough vaccines may protect babies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When babies are too young to get the whooping cough vaccine, vaccinating their parents might protect them from...

Unauthorized use of Adderall concerns health and sports officials 

Banned substance acts as 'tremendous jolt of caffeine,' but only approved to treat select illnesses

Sea of blue turns out for Prostate Cancer Walk in Towson

A sea of blue — the color designated to promote prostate cancer awareness — bobbed up and down around the Towson University...

Maryland health clinics receive federal grants

Federal health officials have awarded $3.5 million in Affordable Care Act funds to 14 community health centers in Maryland. The money will...

Owner of Owings Mills X-ray company indicted in $7.5 million health care fraud

The owner of an Owings Mills medical firm is accused of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of more than $7.5 million in a federal indictment...

U.S. to deploy 3,000 troops to West Africa to fight Ebola

The United States announced Tuesday it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a...

Researchers find link between vasectomies and prostate cancer

At least 15 percent of American men have vasectomies, so when a study came out recently linking this common method of birth control to an...

Bicyclists raise $2.6 million for cancer research

More than 1,000 people rode bicycles 150 miles — in the rain, for part of the way — this weekend to raise $2.6 million for...

Five charged with running Baltimore County pill mill 

Gerald Wiseberg makes for an unlikely drug kingpin, but federal authorities say the 81-year-old Korean War veteran helped run an operation...

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