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  • Ebola patient comes to NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda

    Ebola patient comes to NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda
    An American doctor who contracted Ebola while volunteering to treat patients with the virus in Sierra Leone was admitted to the National Institute of Health in Bethesda on Sunday, the institute said. The patient will be treated at the NIH Clinical...
  • First enterovirus case confirmed in Maryland

    First enterovirus case confirmed in Maryland
    Maryland health officials confirmed Wednesday the first case of enterovirus D68, a somewhat rare type of respiratory infection that has been sweeping the country and largely sickening children with asthma and underlying health conditions. Doctors in...
  • O.J. Brigance celebrates 45th birthday, weighs in on Ray Rice

    O.J. Brigance celebrates 45th birthday, weighs in on Ray Rice
    As a band played during his New Orleans-themed 45th birthday party Saturday night at Pimlico Race Course, Ravens senior advisor of player development O.J. Brigance smiled as he enjoyed the festivities. Diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerocis in...
  • Maryland prepares for cases of enterovirus

    Maryland prepares for cases of enterovirus
    As an unusual strain of virus continues its march across the country — showing up most recently in Pennsylvania and Virginia — health officials in Maryland are warning doctors to be on the lookout and advising parents to prepare....
  • Two cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to Econo Lodge in Ocean City

    Two cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to Econo Lodge in Ocean City
    Two people who stayed at an Econo Lodge in northern Ocean City this summer have tested positive for Legionnaires' disease and low levels of Legionella bacteria were found in the hotel's water pipes, Worcester County health officials said. Health...
  • Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases

    Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases
    As health officials fail to contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, recent scares at two Baltimore-area hospitals highlight the need for hospitals here and across the United States to prepare space and equipment for what some consider inevitable — the...
  • Perdue right to go antibiotic-free [Letter]

    Perdue right to go antibiotic-free [Letter]
    Perdue Farms did the right thing to protect public health ("Perdue Foods says its chicken hatcheries now antibiotic-free," Sept. 3). The company committed to stop administering low doses of antibiotics used in human medicine to their chickens....
  • Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions

    Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions
    As the Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered. But colleagues of a doctor in Sierra...
  • Confronting Ebola fears [Commentary]

    Confronting Ebola fears [Commentary]
    Monrovia, Liberia — We sat in a waiting room of a health clinic here, talking about our fears. As a midwifery and nursing educator working in Liberia for Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, I had been asked to help update health workers...
  • NIH to launch Ebola vaccine trials in humans

    NIH to launch Ebola vaccine trials in humans
    The National Institutes of Health has announced the first clinical trial of a vaccine to protect healthy people from infection by the Ebola virus, which is responsible for an estimated 1,550 deaths throughout West Africa. NIH Director Francis Collins...
  • What patients should know about antibiotics

    What patients should know about antibiotics
    Antibiotics have saved countless lives over the years, but their overuse has lead to problems including antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Dr. Mary R. Clance, an epidemiologist at Anne Arundel Medical Center, discusses the history, troubles and appropriate...
  • Ellicott City's Icing Smiles delivers happiness to sick kids

    Ellicott City's Icing Smiles delivers happiness to sick kids
    “You can’t help but smile around a good cake!” says Tracy Quisenberry. An “icing smile,” she explains, is the special grin on the face of a child tucking into a big piece of frosted fantasy. Quisenberry is founder and...