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Kids outfitted with new hands made on 3-D printers

Kids outfitted with new hands made on 3-D printers 

Johns Hopkins trauma surgeon Albert Chi gave a talk last year to families about advanced prosthetics that would someday benefit their children who were missing hands.

Ebola patient comes to NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda

Ebola patient comes to NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda 

An American doctor who contracted Ebola while volunteering to treat patients with the virus in Sierra Leone was admitted to the National Institute of Health in Bethesda on Sunday, the institute said.

The Muppets take Mars Super Markets and lure kids to the produce aisles

The Muppets take Mars Super Markets and lure kids to the produce aisles 

Cereal makers have long designed eye-catching boxes to lure children to supermarket breakfast aisles.

Condoms fail, so teens should consider implants and IUDs, doctors say

Condoms fail, so teens should consider implants and IUDs, doctors say

To prevent teen pregnancies, pediatricians should talk with their adolescent patients about birth control, starting with hormonal implants and IUDs, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Mystery ring at historical site could have been Charles Calvert's

Mystery ring at historical site could have been Charles Calvert's 

The tiny brass ring bearing the initials "CC" presents a mystery: Did it belong to Charles Calvert, the third Baron Baltimore? And can the...

MAVEN spacecraft and Indian orbiter deliver first images of Mars

MAVEN spacecraft and Indian orbiter deliver first images of Mars

Quick work! Just eight hours after entering Martian orbit Sunday, NASA’s MAVEN...

NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went

NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went 

A satellite that has been hurtling toward Mars for the past 10 months slammed on the brakes Sunday night, gliding into the red planet's...

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...

MORE MARYLAND HEALTH NEWS

CDC probing 10 cases of virus-related paralysis in kids

U.S. health officials are investigating at least 10 cases of children in Colorado who developed limb weakness or paralysis after testing...

Vitamin D in diet might ease effects of age on memory, study suggests

If you don't want to dumb down with age, vitamin D may be the meal ticket.

Maryland's infant mortality rate ticks up

The infant mortality rate has dropped by 15 percent in Maryland in the past decade, but tick upward slightly in 2013, state officials...

Audit questions fiscal procedures at state mental health agency

The state's Mental Hygiene Administration didn't have adequate procedures to ensure consumers given care were eligible, according to audit...

State receives $3.5 million to target heart disease, diabetes

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to invest in diabetes and heart disease...

Physician exposed to Ebola virus to be admitted to NIH

An American physician exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is expected to be admitted to the National Institutes of Health,...

First enterovirus case confirmed in Maryland

Maryland health officials confirmed Wednesday the first case of enterovirus D68, a somewhat rare type of respiratory infection that has been...

McDaniel student loses half her body weight 

Exercise and a sensible diet prove to be winners for Malarie Burgess

'Collateral' death toll expected to soar in Ebola crisis

Deaths from infectious diseases such as malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia are likely to soar in West African countries where a vast outbreak...

Baltimore joins nation in offering prescription drug take-back event

Continuing Maryland's push to stem drug abuse, officials sought Wednesday to refocus the annual prescription "take-back" day on treatment...

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