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Report: Maryland better prepared than average for public health emergency

Report: Maryland better prepared than average for public health emergency

If Maryland were to be hit by a public health emergency — such as a natural disaster or an outbreak of a serious disease — officials here are better prepared than in many other states, according to a new survey.

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University of Maryland medical school gets $9 million grant for malaria research

University of Maryland medical school gets $9 million grant for malaria research

The University of Maryland School of Medicine has received a $9 million, seven-year federal grant to research and develop tools to help eliminate drug-resistant malaria.

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Shedding pounds sensibly and making weight loss stick

Shedding pounds sensibly and making weight loss stick

A year ago, Debbie Belle found herself in the same unhealthy situation as one-third of American adults. At 5 feet 6 inches and 221 pounds, she had a body-mass index above 30 and was officially obese, according to weight criteria set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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HBO movie on Henrietta Lacks puts spotlight on Johns Hopkins

HBO movie on Henrietta Lacks puts spotlight on Johns Hopkins

As a movie starring Oprah Winfrey about Henrietta Lacks and her groundbreaking cells hits television screens Saturday, one major character in her story has remained muted.

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Kaiser to open new medical center in Anne Arundel County

Kaiser to open new medical center in Anne Arundel County

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States plans to open its new North Arundel Medical Center in June.

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