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Health officials warn of increase in snakebites

Snakebite season is here. The Maryland Poison Center says it has seen an increase in snakebite reports, handling 52 so far this year. It says the majority of those have occurred since June 1, and 28 have been copperhead bites. The center says there are many myths about the appropriate treatment...

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  • Senate opens health care debate, but GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare fails

    Senate opens health care debate, but GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare fails

    The Senate embarked on a freewheeling process to rewrite the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, as Republicans overcame deep divisions to bring their proposals up for debate by the narrowest possible margin. But those same schisms threatened to leave the party far short in the coming days of its ambitious...

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine startup acquired

    University of Maryland School of Medicine startup acquired

    Living Pharma Inc., a cancer treatment startup out of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been acquired by Lentigen Technology, a life sciences company in Gaithersburg. Financial terms were not disclosed. Living Pharma is developing a cancer treatment that uses a patient’s own T-cells...

  • Bush's Baked Beans recalled because of defective cans

    Bush's Baked Beans recalled because of defective cans

    Certain cans of Bush’s Best Baked Beans — Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans and Original Baked Beans — are being recalled because of a potential problem with a seam on the cans. People should get rid of the recalled beans even if the food does not seem to be spoiled, Bush...

  • CVS opens first Maryland hearing center

    CVS opens first Maryland hearing center

    CVS Pharmacy opened its first Maryland hearing center in an Ellicott City store, as part of the drug store chain’s move to capture more health related business in its retail outlets. The store, which sells and services hearing aids, is staffed by audiologists and can provide hearing screenings...

  • WebMD to be sold to private equity firm in $2.8B deal

    WebMD to be sold to private equity firm in $2.8B deal

    KKR is buying health information website WebMD in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion. WebMD Health Corp. announced in February that it was looking at its strategic options, including a possible sale. KKR's Internet Brands, an online media and software services provider and subsidiary of KKR, will...

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