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  • Thousands go pink for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Baltimore

    Thousands go pink for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Baltimore

    If there’s one thing Mei Chen has learned in the nine years since she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer, it’s that a strong support system and a positive attitude can be almost as crucial to recovery as the right medical treatment. The 47-year-old Ellicott City woman learned it when her...

  • Univ. of Md. film focuses on lives of youth in West Baltimore

    Univ. of Md. film focuses on lives of youth in West Baltimore

    Two years ago, Shakeer Franklin desperately wanted to leave Baltimore. He wanted to escape the crime and blight of his hometown. But then he participated in the University of Maryland, Baltimore CURE Scholars Program, which pairs middle-school students from West Baltimore with mentors working in...

  • End of Obamacare subsidies creates an uproar

    End of Obamacare subsidies creates an uproar

    The Trump Administration’s decision to eliminate the federal subsidies that help low-income people pay out-of-pocket expenses under Obamacare created an uproar Friday among health care advocates and others worried it could severely undermine the health insurance program. The administration’s decision...

  • Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. adults are now obese, CDC says

    Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. adults are now obese, CDC says

    Americans’ obesity rates have reached a new high-water mark. Again. In 2015 and 2016, just short of 4 in 10 American adults had a body mass index that put them in obese territory. In addition, just under 2 in 10 American children — those between 2 and 19 years of age — are now considered obese...

  • Fentanyl makes its way from Chinese labs to Baltimore streets, with deadly consequences

    Fentanyl makes its way from Chinese labs to Baltimore streets, with deadly consequences

    In a laboratory somewhere in China, a chemist is producing the fentanyl that will kill an opioid user in Maryland. Within China’s vast drug industry, which produces much of the global supply of pharmaceutical ingredients, laboratories are taking advantage of cheap labor and lax oversight from Beijing...

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