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First Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.: Here's why you don't need to panic

First Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.: Here's why you don't need to panic

With officials confirming the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States, and the first case diagnosed outside of Africa during this outbreak, some Americans continue to express fear that the deadly disease could spread in the United States.

More women request bilateral mastectomies

More women request bilateral mastectomies 

Johns Hopkins surgeon explains the trend and what happens after

Up to 18, including school kids, monitored after contact with U.S. Ebola patient

Up to 18, including school kids, monitored after contact with U.S. Ebola patient

Health experts were observing 12 to 18 people who were in contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States and who was in serious condition in a Texas hospital, officials said on Wednesday.

Health Professionals on the Move October

Health Professionals on the Move October

Click here to submit (large) photos and information for medical professionals who have recently been promoted, hired or honored.

Mystery ring at historical site could have been Charles Calvert's

Mystery ring at historical site could have been Charles Calvert's 

The tiny brass ring bearing the initials "CC" presents a mystery: Did it belong to Charles Calvert, the third Baron Baltimore? And can the...

MAVEN spacecraft and Indian orbiter deliver first images of Mars

MAVEN spacecraft and Indian orbiter deliver first images of Mars

Quick work! Just eight hours after entering Martian orbit Sunday, NASA’s MAVEN...

NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went

NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went 

A satellite that has been hurtling toward Mars for the past 10 months slammed on the brakes Sunday night, gliding into the red planet's...

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...

MORE MARYLAND HEALTH NEWS

Child dies of infection tied to Enterovirus D68, Rhode Island officials say

A Rhode Island child hospitalized with Enterovirus D68 has died of a bacterial infection, in what state public health officials described on...

Loss of smell may be predictor of death in older adults: study

(Reuters) - Being unable to smell bacon frying may be far more dire than simply missing out on one of life's pleasures. In older adults,...

Kids outfitted with new hands made on 3-D printers 

Johns Hopkins trauma surgeon Albert Chi gave a talk last year to families about advanced prosthetics that would someday benefit their...

Drug, medical device companies paid billions to U.S. physicians, hospitals in 2013: data

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers in...

Ebola patient comes to NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda 

An American doctor who contracted Ebola while volunteering to treat patients with the virus in Sierra Leone was admitted to the National...

Pepsi to launch naturally sweetened soda on Amazon, bypassing stores

NEW YORK — PepsiCo for the first time is introducing a product exclusively...

The Muppets take Mars Super Markets and lure kids to the produce aisles 

Cereal makers have long designed eye-catching boxes to lure children to supermarket breakfast aisles.

Condoms fail, so teens should consider implants and IUDs, doctors say

To prevent teen pregnancies, pediatricians should talk with their adolescent patients about birth control, starting with hormonal implants...

CDC probing 10 cases of virus-related paralysis in kids

U.S. health officials are investigating at least 10 cases of children in Colorado who developed limb weakness or paralysis after testing...

Vitamin D in diet might ease effects of age on memory, study suggests

If you don't want to dumb down with age, vitamin D may be the meal ticket.

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