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Health exchange continues to enroll consumers in insurance

Health exchange continues to enroll consumers in insurance

Almost 18,680 people asked for more time to sign up for insurance through the state's health exchange because they had trouble with the website during open enrollment, but exchange officials said Tuesday that many have already had their issues addressed.

New blood test may detect breast cancer spread

New blood test may detect breast cancer spread

Johns Hopkins cancer researchers and collaborators around the country have developed a blood test that they believe can tell when breast cancer has spread and can accurately monitor the cancer’s response to treatment.

Getting angry with your spouse? Quick, eat something!

Getting angry with your spouse? Quick, eat something!

Sound familiar? Your normally cheerful spouse has suddenly, and inexplicably, turned cranky and an otherwise pleasant day is fast becoming a scene from "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf."

Md.'s marijuana laws leave unanswered questions

Md.'s marijuana laws leave unanswered questions

Now that the state's medical marijuana program has been revived, officials say it will take about 15 months for the first patients to buy the drug legally in Maryland. Shannon Moore hopes her twin sons survive.

Rare <i> T. rex </i> rests its bones at Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History

Rare T. rex rests its bones at Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History

WASHINGTON -- After a grueling 48-hour drive from Montana, the capital's latest transplant -- a 38-foot long, 66 million-year-old ...

Junk food makes you lazy: Study looks at overweight, unmotivated rats

Junk food makes you lazy: Study looks at overweight, unmotivated rats

You know an unhealthy diet can make you fat, but new research suggests it can sap your motivation too.

How Earth got its tectonic plates

How Earth got its tectonic plates

If you've ever felt the earth shudder beneath your feet during an earthquake, you're no stranger to the effects of Earth's ever-roaming...

A shark's tale takes researchers from Ocean City to the Atlantic Ocean

A shark's tale takes researchers from Ocean City to the Atlantic Ocean

When a shark tagged off the Eastern Shore as part of a marine-life tracking project took off on an unprecedented monthlong journey,...

MORE MARYLAND HEALTH NEWS

U.S. healthcare usage and spending resumes rise in 2013: report

Americans used more health services and spent more on prescription drugs in 2013, reversing a recent trend, though greater use of cheaper...

Experts look back at Hopkins shooting to improve safety

Dr. Christina Catlett was working in the emergency room at Johns Hopkins Hospital when word came of a shooting just floors above. Paul...

Strike ends with no deal between Hopkins and workers

Service workers fighting for higher wages remained at loggerheads with Johns Hopkins Hospital on Friday as they ended a three-day strike...

Making end-of-life choices

An Alzheimer's patient is rushed to the emergency room, where her relatives tell doctors she has swallowed food down the wrong passageway.

Baltimore-based cruise ship set to depart tonight despite viral outbreak

For the second time in two weeks, a Baltimore-based cruise ship is dealing with an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness.

Warmth bringing out spring blooms -- and pollen

As temperatures rise consistently into the 60s and 70s, spring blooms are bursting around the region -- elevating levels of tree and grass...

Deadly H5N1 bird flu needs just 5 mutations to spread easily in people

It’s a flu virus so deadly that scientists once halted research on the disease because governments feared it might be used by...

Medicare pays hundreds of millions to Maryland providers

Eye specialists, ambulance service providers and clinical laboratories are the biggest recipients of Medicare payments around the country...

Nonsmoking policy not adequate at hospital where man died in fire, report says

The University of Maryland Medical Center was not adequately enforcing its nonsmoking policy when a man died in a fire last fall at the...

Obama puts fresh face on Obamacare with new health secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday he will promote budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be his next health...

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