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New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills

New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills 

Inviting a friend to play on a tire swing can be difficult for autistic children, but with special kinds of playgrounds cropping up in Maryland and around the country, it may become easier.

Marylanders received $17M in insurance refunds under health reform rule

Marylanders received $17M in insurance refunds under health reform rule

Health insurers refunded more than $17 million to Marylanders last year because of a rule in the Affordable Care Act limiting the amounts the companies can spend on overhead costs as opposed to providing care, according to federal data.

Medical marijuana rules for doctors raise concerns

Medical marijuana rules for doctors raise concerns 

Proposed rules for Maryland's nascent medical marijuana system are drawing objections from a leading advocate, who says the regulations could discourage doctors from participating.

Sinai Hospital to address 'frequent fliers' to the emergency department

Sinai Hospital to address 'frequent fliers' to the emergency department 

Grant program helps to boost preventive care, cut emergency usage

Seals connect the dots to feed in offshore wind farms

Seals connect the dots to feed in offshore wind farms

As wind farms march out into coastal waters to meet energy demands, seals are learning to use them like local grocery stores, scientists...

Smallpox find was among hundreds of other long-lost vials, FDA says

The six long-lost vials of smallpox found this month at a government lab were only a small part of a cache of forgotten biological samples,...

That's no bird: This 'four-winged' dinosaur looked like an airplane

That's no bird: This 'four-winged' dinosaur looked like an airplane

A remarkable new fossil of the largest "four-winged" flying dinosaur with dramatic long feathers reveals a design more like a plane than a...

NASA scientists say they're closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth

NASA scientists say they're closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth

If you believe there must be extraterrestrial life somewhere in the immensity of the universe, here's some good news: Top NASA scientists...

MORE MARYLAND HEALTH NEWS

The elderly need to take extra precautions to stay hydrated

Keeping the body hydrated is important for everyone, but older people may face more challenges. Amy Boulware, director of nursing for...

U.S. court upholds FDA animal feed policy despite health concern

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy allowing the use of various antibiotics in...

Too few U.S. youth getting vaccine for sexually transmitted virus: CDC

ATLANTA (Reuters) - More U.S. adolescents are receiving vaccines against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical and other types...

FDA approves new opioid pain reliever designed to be hard to abuse

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new form of the powerful and controversial pain reliever OxyContin that is designed to be...

More U.S. teens report using human growth hormone, group says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. teenagers' reported use of synthetic human growth hormone more than doubled between 2012 to 2013 as they...

Cancer risk drives debate over hysterectomy tool

Last year Martha Montalvo-Ariri underwent a routine hysterectomy to help treat painful uterine fibroids. During surgery, her doctor used a...

Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the president's office said.

CDC resumes tuberculosis lab transfers halted after anthrax mishap

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday lifted a moratorium on transfers of inactivated materials from...

Health clinics expand into Anne Arundel

Chase Brexton Health Care announced Wednesday plans to open a health clinic in Anne Arundel County to fill the void left by the closing of...

Hopkins settlement not the end for victims 

Attorneys for Johns Hopkins Hospital and a plaintiffs' group have settled on a dollar figure in the case of the gynecologist who was...

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