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In Maryland, diabetics costs Medicaid twice as much, study finds

A study commissioned by the society that represents Maryland's doctors has found that Medicaid, the insurance program for the poor, is spending twice as much money to treat people with diabetes than those who don't have the chronic condition.

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Advocates suggest ways to cut health insurance costs

State lawmakers heard from consumer advocates Wednesday on how to slow premium increases for those buying health insurance on the state exchange, proposals that might also moderate costs for the majority getting coverage through an employer.

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Study finds gunshot wounds to the head not 'a death sentence'

Victims of gunshot wounds to the head who make it to the hospital alive have a 42 percent chance of surviving, according to new research based largely on hundreds of patients treated at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

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Hopkins to study link between obesity and asthma in children

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers will use a $6 million federal grant to study whether obesity contributes to asthma problems in children.

The grant was announced Tuesday at Baltimore City Hall by officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

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Drug to protect against HIV not reaching those most at risk

Many of the people most at risk of contracting HIV in Baltimore know nothing about a drug that is 92 percent effective in preventing the infection, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Hopkins gets $25 million NIH grant for innovation center

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine won a 7-year, $25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to form a trial innovation center with Tufts University School of Medicine.

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