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  • Upper-limb amputee at Johns Hopkins builds computer controller device for feet

    Upper-limb amputee at Johns Hopkins builds computer controller device for feet

    Once an avid video gamer, Gyorgy Levay stopped playing when he lost his hands to a meningitis infection six years ago. Manipulating a mouse or a controller without hands or fingers was frustratingly impossible, but the struggles Levay faced sparked an interest in building devices to make life easier...

  • Baltimore to start violence intervention programs at hospitals

    Baltimore to start violence intervention programs at hospitals

    The Baltimore City Health Department has won a $500,000 grant that it will use to create a violence intervention program at hospitals. The first program will be set up at Johns Hopkins Hospital and will use hospital responders to reduce violence-related injury re-admissions by resolving conflicts...

  • Meningitis outbreak victims to be awarded compensation

    Meningitis outbreak victims to be awarded compensation

    The U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime will award $40 million to victims of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that began in the fall of 2012, department officials confirmed Thursday. The outbreak stemmed from contaminated drugs manufactured by the New England Compounding...

  • Schools, health officials retool flu clinics to offer vaccine injections only

    Schools, health officials retool flu clinics to offer vaccine injections only

    Fall has arrived — and with it the flu season and those persistent reminders from school, work and elsewhere to get vaccinated. But protecting children from the flu this year will be a bit more painful. The FluMist nasal spray version of the vaccine popular with needle-averse kids, and their parents,...

  • FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes

    FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes

    Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed. The device from Medtronic was approved Wednesday for patients with Type 1 diabetes,...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Laurel hospital to cease inpatient services, upsetting community

    Laurel hospital to cease inpatient services, upsetting community

    The last time a hospital closed in Maryland, Bill Clinton was president, Celine Dion was at the top of the music charts and Michael Jordan announced his retirement from basketball. It was 1999 and Liberty Medical Center, New Children's Hospital and Church Hospital in Baltimore all shuttered their...

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