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  • University of Maryland virus institute joins hunt for opioid treatment

    University of Maryland virus institute joins hunt for opioid treatment

    A University of Maryland medical research institute has been tapped to test a promising opioid addiction treatment that aims to curb the cravings that are often responsible for relapses but not controlled well by other common therapies. The Institute of Human Virology, a center in the school of...

  • After thousands of injuries, doctors call for ban on infant walkers

    After thousands of injuries, doctors call for ban on infant walkers

    To many parents, they seem like a safe and easy way for babies to get around, but infant walkers create so many injuries each year that the American Academy of Pediatrics called for a ban Monday. A new study released by the academy’s journal reported thousands of injuries. After checking emergency...

  • She was only 11, but her mom knew something was terribly wrong

    She was only 11, but her mom knew something was terribly wrong

    You've had a bad feeling all summer, a nagging in your gut that something's wrong. She looks thinner, but she just turned 11 and kids that age get taller, thin out. Yet . . . why is she so pale in July? Why is she tired all the time? Your husband said it was because she'd been staying up too late...

  • Rare disorder leaves Manchester teen isolated; Casey Cares helps him get out, have fun

    Rare disorder leaves Manchester teen isolated; Casey Cares helps him get out, have fun

    He’s soft-spoken and polite. He’s 14 years old but looks every bit of 18 — tall and filled out, a grown man’s mustache, scraggly goatee and long brown hair pulled back into a ponytail — and it’s been that way since he was 9, his mother said. Manchester resident Gabriel “Gabe” Miller went through...

  • Fertile females smell better to men, study shows

    Fertile females smell better to men, study shows

    New research suggests there is no perfume a man loves more than the scent of a fertile woman. Researchers in Switzerland determined that women who are the "fittest" for reproduction have a distinctive scent that makes them particularly appealing to men. "Women with high estrogen and low progesterone...

  • State provides $750,000 to help MedStar Health move to new Columbia HQ

    State provides $750,000 to help MedStar Health move to new Columbia HQ

    The Maryland Department of Commerce will provide MedStar Health with $750,000 in state aid plus tax credits to support the relocation of its headquarters in Columbia. MedStar Health, the state's largest health care provider, plans to move later this year to a new and more spacious headquarters...

  • Laurel Regional supporters hit the road to save the hospital

    Laurel Regional supporters hit the road to save the hospital

    Devin McCall, a Laurel resident and union representative for the 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, sat quietly in a window seat aboard an Academy charter bus that left Laurel Thursday headed for Annapolis. McCall was on his way, alongside nearly two dozen city residents and union workers,...

  • Kaiser Permanente building proposed for Abingdon's Box Hill South area

    Kaiser Permanente building proposed for Abingdon's Box Hill South area

    A 26,100-square-foot office building, to house Kaiser Permanente, is being proposed at the corner of Box Hill South Parkway and Box Hill Corporate Center Drive in Abingdon. The plan was reviewed Wednesday by the Harford County Development Advisory Committee, or DAC. The office space would be the...

  • Kaiser opens new Baltimore medical offices

    Kaiser opens new Baltimore medical offices

    Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States opened its new Harbor Medical Center location on East Pratt Street in Baltimore this week. The 19,000-square-foot facility houses nine provider offices and 17 exam rooms and offers clinical services, including family medicine, obstetrics gynecology and...

  • University of Maryland institute wins grants to battle disease in Africa

    University of Maryland institute wins grants to battle disease in Africa

    The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine's was awarded a combined $23 million in funding to boost the abilities of two West African countries to cope with a scourge of infectious diseases, including HIV, tuberculosis and Ebola. The $13 million grant from...

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