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  • Algae virus leaves DNA footprints in human throats
    Algae virus leaves DNA footprints in human throats

    The discovery is no cause for alarm, said Dr. Robert H. Yolken, a virus expert at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, but it's certainly odd: A bug known before only to infect green algae appears to have jumped from the plant to the animal kingdom, landing in the human throat.

  • Harford's hospitals will be even more 'tobacco free' in 2015
    Harford's hospitals will be even more 'tobacco free' in 2015

    Starting Jan. 1, 2015, a tobacco product ban in effect at both University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health hospital campuses in Harford County will become even more stringent, and as of July 1, 2015, Upper Chesapeake will not hire anyone who uses tobacco, the health care company said this...

  • MedStar Union Memorial partners with Cleveland Clinic to improve heart care
    MedStar Union Memorial partners with Cleveland Clinic to improve heart care

    MedStar Health said Tuesday it plans to build on its relationship with the nationally renowned Cleveland Clinic to share research and clinical practices by including Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore in an alliance that already includes other MedStar hospitals such as Washington Hospital...

  • Project HEAL helps families navigate the disabilities maze
    Project HEAL helps families navigate the disabilities maze

    She has been intellectually disabled and mostly deaf since early childhood. Cerebral palsy leaves her movements stiff. She has yet to be potty-trained.

  • Report: State board overlooked doctor's rape conviction
    Report: State board overlooked doctor's rape conviction

    The Maryland Board of Physicians had been alerted to red flags about Dr. William Dando by officials in two states but still allowed him to practice medicine, an inspector general's report has found.

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