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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

Maryland hospitals aren't reporting all errors and complications, experts say

Maryland hospitals aren't reporting all errors and complications, experts say 

Nadege Neim won a $1.4 million verdict last year after suing her Ellicott City obstetrician for removing a healthy ovary and fallopian tube from her right side when she went into the hospital for surgery to have a cyst excised from her left.

New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills

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 Maryland and around the country, it may become easier.

Second American volunteer contracts Ebola in West Africa

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 charity said Sunday.

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,...

That's no bird: This 'four-winged' dinosaur looked like an airplane

That's no bird: This 'four-winged' dinosaur looked like an airplane

A remarkable new fossil of the largest "four-winged" flying dinosaur with dramatic long feathers reveals a design more like a plane than a...

NASA scientists say they're closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth

NASA scientists say they're closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth

If you believe there must be extraterrestrial life somewhere in the immensity of the universe, here's some good news: Top NASA scientists...

MORE MARYLAND HEALTH NEWS

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...

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...

U.S. court upholds FDA animal feed policy despite health concern

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy allowing the use of various antibiotics in...

Too few U.S. youth getting vaccine for sexually transmitted virus: CDC

ATLANTA (Reuters) - More U.S. adolescents are receiving vaccines against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical and other types...

FDA approves new opioid pain reliever designed to be hard to abuse

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new form of the powerful and controversial pain reliever OxyContin that is designed to be...

More U.S. teens report using human growth hormone, group says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. teenagers' reported use of synthetic human growth hormone more than doubled between 2012 to 2013 as they...

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