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Health exchange seeks to re-enroll all who bought insurance plans

Health exchange seeks to re-enroll all who bought insurance plans 

Maryland health exchange officials plan to contact every person who bought one of their insurance plans last year to get them to re-enroll in November.

Second patient alleges sexual assault by Dr. William Dando in lawsuit

Second patient alleges sexual assault by Dr. William Dando in lawsuit

A second patient at a Western Maryland urgent care center is accusing Dr. William Dando, a former Catonsville family practitioner, of sexually assaulting her, according to a lawsuit filed in Allegany County.

Some ICU patients can develop psychosis

Some ICU patients can develop psychosis 

With all of the beeping of machines and checking of vital signs, patients in the intensive-care unit often have trouble sleeping. This, along with other hospital conditions, like lack of natural light and familiar surroundings, can lead to disorientation. It's called ICU psychosis, and while it's unsettling to patients and their families, it's not likely to last all that long, according to Dr. Chaitanya Ravi, director of LifeBridge Health Hospitalist Services.

Liberian police fire live bullets to disperse Ebola protest

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Police in the Liberian capital Monrovia fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break out of a quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood because of the Ebola virus, witnesses said.

Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network

Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network 

Faced with the threats of viruses like H1N1 influenza and SARS in recent years, scientists including the University of Maryland's Dr. Robert...

At last! Cassini spies methane clouds on Saturn's moon Titan

At last! Cassini spies methane clouds on Saturn's moon Titan

Flying past Saturn’s moon Titan, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has caught a few glimpses of methane clouds speeding over the...

Hopkins joins research center developing 'hack-proof' layer of cyber protection

Hopkins joins research center developing 'hack-proof' layer of cyber protection 

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University and four other prominent institutions will spend the next five years trying to turn a...

Spacecraft Rosetta catches up to comet after 10-year chase

Spacecraft Rosetta catches up to comet after 10-year chase

European spacecraft Rosetta became the first ever to catch up with a comet on Wednesday, a landmark stage in a decade-long space mission...

MORE MARYLAND HEALTH NEWS

Study: To boost your odds of a successful marriage, have a big wedding

To improve your odds of a high-quality marriage, try not to have too many sexual partners before you meet “the one.” And when...

Simple measures made hospital patients 70% more likely to quit smoking

A free supply of nicotine replacement medication and a handful of automated phone calls made smokers who wanted to quit much more likely...

Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients

Dr. Kim Williams thought he followed a heart-healthy diet: He avoided red meat and fried foods. He ate his chicken breast without the skin.

How a promising new drug may help combat baldness caused by alopecia

A cure for patchy baldness may be on the way, according to a new study published Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine.

Walking, biking and taking public transit tied to lower weight

People who walk, bike or take public transportation to work tend to be thinner than those who ride in their own cars, according to a new...

Medical examiner's office breaks procurement rules, audit says

A new report from legislative auditors found that the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner purchased medical supplies without...

UM study warns of health impacts from fracking 

A University of Maryland study warns that without adequate safeguards, drilling for natural gas using hydraulic fracturing could harm the...

Quasi-legal street drug poses new lethal threat to users

Emergency physicians are bracing for a new rash of overdoses of a drug that looks like heroin but may not respond to commonly used doses...

Ulman Cancer Fund puts on flawless Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon

After a brief period of uncertainty when TriColumbia closed its doors, leaving some of its events without a sponsoring organization...

Community Health Systems says data stolen in cyber attack

Community Health Systems Inc, one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack from China,...

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