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  • Get flu shot, then worry about Ebola [Letter]

    Get flu shot, then worry about Ebola [Letter]
    It may be reasonable to be prepared in case Ebola presents in the U.S., but would our population not do better to listen to rational information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other authoritative sources? Flu presents a real,...
  • 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....
  • Changing politics of health care [Editorial]

    A former Arizona state senator named Russell Pearce resigned as vice chairman of the state's Republican Party recently because he suggested that if he ran Medicaid, the first thing he'd do would be to put female recipients on birth control implants or...
  • 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...
  • Looking Out: CDC launches campaign encouraging HIV treatment

    Looking Out: CDC launches campaign encouraging HIV treatment
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants the American public to understand that HIV-positive people who receive treatment live longer and healthier lives compared to those who don't receive treatment, and has launched a new nationwide campaign...
  • 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...
  • Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]

    Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]
    Thousands of cancer scientists — not your usual political activists — are expected to "Rally for Medical Research" on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support. With justifications including "sequestration,"...
  • Let's reappropriate Purple Friday [Letter]

    Let's reappropriate Purple Friday [Letter]
    Like thousands of others across Maryland, our staff just celebrated our first Purple Friday of the season. We have a long-running office football pool, and each week a miniature traveling statue of Edgar Allan Poe — clad in a Ravens jersey —...
  • 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. The...
  • State hopes tracking pain pills will reduce overdoses

    State hopes tracking pain pills will reduce overdoses
    A database in Kentucky that has tracked potentially dangerous and addictive prescriptions dispensed in the state for the past 15 years has become a national model by helping significantly reduce so-called doctor-shopping for pain drugs. Federal data show...
  • Grassroots launches suicide prevention campaign in Howard County high schools

    Grassroots launches suicide prevention campaign in Howard County high schools
    In one scene, an empty chair sits in the middle of a student art class, a blank sheet of paper on the easel in front of it. In another, an empty seat is surrounded by students playing flutes and clarinets. Then in a roomful of chess matches, one student...
  • 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....