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In 'Day of Unity,' black churches offer HIV testing, services

Aaron Davis and Deborah Ivory stepped to the front of Douglas Memorial Community Church in West Baltimore as the music played during the Sunday morning service and extended their hands. A pinprick later, the two ministers had been tested for HIV and Hepatitis C — in an unconventional public demonstration...

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  • Uncertainty in Washington driving up health insurance rates, insurers say

    Uncertainty in Washington driving up health insurance rates, insurers say

    Two Maryland health insurance companies defended hefty rate increases they were seeking for insurance plans offered on the state’s exchange under Obamacare in part by citing the uncertainty in Washington over the law’s future. Representatives of both Evergreen Health and Kaiser Health Plan of the...

  • Longtime instructor at Towson Y wows students at age 73

    Longtime instructor at Towson Y wows students at age 73

    "Curl. Roll. Give me first position, legs at 90 degrees. Now 60. Thirty." For an hour, the diminutive Pilates instructor at the front of the packed class calls out commands in a loud and controlled voice. While instructing and bellowing messages of encouragement to the class, she demonstrates each...

  • Hopkins surgeons develop minimally invasive surgery for chronic pancreatitis

    Hopkins surgeons develop minimally invasive surgery for chronic pancreatitis

    Johns Hopkins surgeons have developed a minimally invasive surgery to address chronic pancreatitis, a painful condition that can be remedied by removing the pancreas. While some cases of chronic pancreatitis are caused by alcoholism, most come from a genetic mutation. But sufferers are often written...

  • Music festival aims to raise awareness of addiction, support for recovery

    Music festival aims to raise awareness of addiction, support for recovery

    Just minutes before the Addiction and Recovery Awareness Musicfest in Westminster was to begin Saturday, Debbie Sabock of Manchester and friend Laurie Robinson of Westminster were seated front and center. But they weren’t there just for the lineup of rock, rap and acoustic music. Both were there...

  • Rabid groundhog found at The Maryland Zoo

    Rabid groundhog found at The Maryland Zoo

    State health officials have confirmed that a wild groundhog that followed a visitor at The Maryland Zoo on July 8 had rabies. The groundhog, which was not part of the zoo's animal collection, was captured by staff in the Maryland Wilderness section and tested for rabies, the Maryland Department...

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