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Sinai Hospital to address 'frequent fliers' to the emergency department

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

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 North Oaks, a senior living facility in Pikesville, talks about how medications and lifestyle may make it hard for them to stay hydrated.

Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the president's office said.

Exclusive: CDC says lab director behind anthrax mishap resigns

Exclusive: CDC says lab director behind anthrax mishap resigns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The director of a U.S. government bioterror lab that potentially exposed scores of workers to live anthrax last month has resigned, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

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

Hopkins settlement not the end for victims 

Attorneys for Johns Hopkins Hospital and a plaintiffs' group have settled on a dollar figure in the case of the gynecologist who was...

New state public health lab set to open in fall

The state lab responsible for confirming and tracking epidemics of dangerous pathogens, infectious diseases and bioterrorism agents will...

U.S. court rulings create new uncertainty over Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. judicial panels on Tuesday injected new uncertainty into the future of President Barack Obama's healthcare...

Hopkins could see higher insurance costs from settlement 

The $190 million settlement for former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy might be eye-popping, but it won't overwhelm the wealthy Johns Hopkins...

Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees 

In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone...

Fruit recall over Listeria scare widens to include Ralphs, Food 4 Less

A California packing company has voluntarily recalled fruit sold at Trader Joe's, Costco, Food 4 Less, Foods Co. and Ralphs stores due to...

Parts of Chinese city in quarantine after bubonic plague death: report

China has sealed off parts of its northwestern city of Yumen after a resident died of bubonic plague last week, state media reported on...

Small packages

It's a Wednesday evening at the Pop Physique studio in downtown Baltimore, and a dozen women — most clad in leggings, T-shirts and...

Health care provider 'meets people where they are'

Almost 30 years ago, Health Care for the Homeless was founded in Baltimore to help people "falling through the cracks" of the health care...

3D printing offers twist on conventional knee replacements

Three months ago, Cindy Colvin could barely walk.

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