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Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases

Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases 

As health officials fail to contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, recent scares at two Baltimore-area hospitals highlight the need for hospitals here and across the United States to prepare space and equipment for what some consider inevitable — the arrival of the deadly virus here.

Staggered launch could help Md. 'kick the tires' of its new health exchange website

Staggered launch could help Md. 'kick the tires' of its new health exchange website 

A day after Maryland committed to a gradual launch of its health exchange, state officials are still working out some key details — including where the opening day sign-up will be held — but experts say it could be a way to avoid a repeat of last year's botched rollout. 

Households with kids ate less junk food in 2012 than '07, report says

Households with kids ate less junk food in 2012 than '07, report says

American families with kids bought 101 fewer calories per person per day in packaged foods in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to an analysis of a pledge by big food companies to reduce calories in the marketplace. It’s an “impressive” accomplishment but not sufficient to reverse childhood obesity, experts say.

Two cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to Econo Lodge in Ocean City

Two people who stayed at an Econo Lodge in northern Ocean City this summer have tested positive for Legionnaires' disease and low levels of Legionella bacteria were found in the hotel's water pipes, Worcester County health officials said.

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...

Scientists discover 3 new mammals that lived alongside dinosaurs

Scientists discover 3 new mammals that lived alongside dinosaurs

In rocky outcroppings near a cornfield in northern China, paleontologists have unearthed three species of squirrel-like mammals that lived...

Canadians discover wreck of 19th-century ship that may have fought in Battle of Baltimore

Canadians discover wreck of 19th-century ship that may have fought in Battle of Baltimore 

A Royal Navy ship whose "bombs bursting in air" inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner" two centuries ago may have...

Meet the genes in the beans of your coffee

Meet the genes in the beans of your coffee

Wake up and smell the genome.

MORE MARYLAND HEALTH NEWS

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with rare, difficult cancer

- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has a very rare and difficult type of cancerous tumor, his doctor said on Wednesday, adding he would start ...

Risks of twins, triplets may prompt IVF patients to opt for singletons

A new study bolsters the argument that fertility doctors should transfer just one embryo at a time when they are trying to help women give...

Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global...

Children's respiratory illness spreads to a dozen U.S. states: CDC

A serious respiratory illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on...

Kids with Type 1 diabetes get a taste of normal life with 'bionic pancreas' 

As 7-year-old Zara Cheek packed her bags for her first sleep-away camp this summer, she found herself looking forward to more than just...

Parents' whooping cough vaccines may protect babies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When babies are too young to get the whooping cough vaccine, vaccinating their parents might protect them from...

Unauthorized use of Adderall concerns health and sports officials 

Banned substance acts as 'tremendous jolt of caffeine,' but only approved to treat select illnesses

Sea of blue turns out for Prostate Cancer Walk in Towson

A sea of blue — the color designated to promote prostate cancer awareness — bobbed up and down around the Towson University...

Maryland health clinics receive federal grants

Federal health officials have awarded $3.5 million in Affordable Care Act funds to 14 community health centers in Maryland. The money will...

Owner of Owings Mills X-ray company indicted in $7.5 million health care fraud

The owner of an Owings Mills medical firm is accused of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of more than $7.5 million in a federal indictment...

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