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University of Maryland to engage school teachers, students in childhood obesity prevention efforts

The University of Maryland School of Medicine will use a $5 million federal grant to tackle childhood obesity by helping teachers, parents and students come up with ways to practice healthy habits in schools.

The school will announce Wednesday it has received the funds from the U.S.

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Area public health experts make case for federal health programs

With a host of federal health programs on the line with the incoming Trump administration, some public health experts in the Baltimore region are both bracing for big changes and offering their take on how to better spend taxpayer funds to improve outcomes for millions of Americans.

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Proper food handling important to avoid food poisoning

Early this year, CRF Frozen Foods, a processing plant in Pasco, Wash., that packages and markets a wide variety of organic produce, issued a recall of hundreds of frozen vegetable and fruit products because of a possible Listeria infection. Several people were reported to have been sickened, and some died.

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Maryland hospitals spend $1.6 billion on community services

Maryland's hospitals in the past year provided nearly $1.6 billion in services other than the medical care traditionally offered in emergency rooms, operating rooms, or hospital beds, according to the Maryland Hospital Association.

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Hopkins' School of Public Health partners with Caribbean veterinary university to study animal-borne illnesses

Bacteria harmful to humans can be contracted by drinking from bottles crawled over by rats. People can get ringworm from their cats. And bird viruses can be transmitted to humans via airborne droplets from birds' saliva, excrement, or other bodily fluids.

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Chase Brexton CEO leaves position after summer of discord

Richard Larison will step down as CEO of Chase Brexton Health Care at the end of the year. He said Tuesday that he would not renew his contract.

His departure follows the recent acrimony between the community health care provider and its employees, which culminated in the unionization of its workforce.

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