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Jobs in health care [Pictures]

Jobs in health care [Pictures]

Learn about the wide variety of careers in the health-care field in the words of local professionals.

Hopkins Hospital service workers approve contract

Hopkins Hospital service workers approve contract

Service workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract that gives all workers raises and would set a minimum wage of $15 an hour for longtime employees.

Forget a pump part? Vending machine solves breastfeeding mothers' dilemma

Forget a pump part? Vending machine solves breastfeeding mothers' dilemma

Every working breastfeeding mother has had it happen at least once: You're on a break, ready to pump, when you discover you forgot a crucial piece of equipment. 

CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax bacteria. 

Pentagon spurs new work on a brain implant to aid memory problems

Pentagon spurs new work on a brain implant to aid memory problems

It sounds like science fiction: A device that can be surgically installed in the brain to help form, store and recall memories.

Pesticide blamed for bee deaths now linked to bird declines

Pesticide blamed for bee deaths now linked to bird declines

A class of pesticides linked to the catastrophic collapse of bee colonies has now been linked to declines in bird populations, according...

Goddard internships prepare students for careers in space

Goddard internships prepare students for careers in space

— Christen McWithey is sitting in front of a 3-D printer the size of a microwave, figuring out how to turn computer graphics into...

New fossil find reveals tiny hedgehog the size of your thumb

New fossil find reveals tiny hedgehog the size of your thumb

Researchers in British Columbia have unearthed a 52 million year old fossil of the smallest hedgehog known to science.

MORE MARYLAND HEALTH NEWS

Girl who was declared 'functionally cured' of HIV now has active virus

A girl who was seemingly cured of HIV following aggressive drug therapy just hours after her birth was recently discovered to be infected...

Bad weather is not affecting your back pain - but high winds might

Have you ever noticed that your lower back pain flares up during a rainstorm? Or when the temperature suddenly drops? Or when there's a...

Notre Dame gets $1.5 million gift for nursing program

An alumna of Notre Dame of Maryland University gave the college a $1.5 million gift that will fund an endowed chair in its School of...

Medical center to open in Catonsville by March

Soon there will be no need for patients at Seton Medical Group to travel to multiple doctor offices to receive medical care.

Study shows minimally invasive surgery underused

Open surgeries lead to poorer outcomes, but laparoscopic procedures not always chosen

Salivary gland cancers rare, but sometimes deadly

Disease killed professional baseball great Tony Gwynn Sr.

Extreme obesity cuts lifespan more than smoking-study

That obesity can cut life short by causing strokes and other illnesses comes as no surprise, but a study reported on Tuesday quantifies...

Hopkins, union agree to tentative deal on wage increases

Contract includes $15 minimum wage for workers with 15 years of experience by 2017.

CDC finds smallpox vials from 1950s in storage room

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday they found smallpox vials from the 1950s in a Food and Drug...

Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces

The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases....

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