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Staggered launch could help Md. 'kick the tires' of its new health exchange website

Staggered launch could help Md. 'kick the tires' of its new health exchange website 

A day after Maryland committed to a gradual launch of its health exchange, state officials are still working out some key details — including where the opening day sign-up will be held — but experts say it could be a way to avoid a repeat of last year's botched rollout. 

Maryland health exchange to have staggered rollout

The state announced Tuesday that it will stagger enrollment into insurance plans through its health exchange over several days in November as it tries to...

Kids with Type 1 diabetes get a taste of normal life with 'bionic pancreas'

Kids with Type 1 diabetes get a taste of normal life with 'bionic pancreas' 

As 7-year-old Zara Cheek packed her bags for her first sleep-away camp this summer, she found herself looking forward to more than just swimming, going on hikes and eating S'mores for two glorious weeks.

Researchers find link between vasectomies and prostate cancer

Researchers find link between vasectomies and prostate cancer

At least 15 percent of American men have vasectomies, so when a study came out recently linking this common method of birth control to an increased risk of the most lethal kind of prostate cancer, it sparked some alarm in doctors' offices.

Prostate cancer drug candidate shows great promise

Prostate cancer drug candidate shows great promise 

A white powdered chemical compound emerged from two University of Maryland School of Medicine laboratories more than 10 years ago with a name destined for oblivion, but a future that now looks promising as a treatment for the most challenging cases of prostate cancer.

Spinosaurus: A huge predatory dinosaur, built to swim

Spinosaurus: A huge predatory dinosaur, built to swim

Dinosaurs ruled the land for millions of years. Now scientists have discovered a fearsome species that could have wreaked havoc in its prehistoric waters.

Study discovers households marked by 'signature' bacteria

Study discovers households marked by 'signature' bacteria 

Families and roommates share plenty — food, bathrooms, dishes. A study published Thursday adds a less visible but ubiquitous item to the list: bacteria.

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