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Got Golden? Known for their sunny, loving dispositions, Golden retrievers are among the most popular dogs chosen as family pets. Unfortunately, they’re also among the most susceptible to cancer, which is the number-one killer of older retrievers....
Tags: Medical Research
There's a new normal in an old, colorful house off Regester Avenue in Anneslie. It's one that requires a constant flow of caregivers to provide daily assistance for one of its residents, Laura Glaudemans. Once a week, Laura, 23, visits the sixth floor...
Four patients treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital are likely to have contracted hepatitis C from a rogue medical technician accused of stealing drugs and leaving contaminated needles behind, lab tests have confirmed. Special molecular testing on blood...
Tags: FBI, Maryland General Hospital, Hepatitis C , Lab Tests, Hepatitis
Even as epidemiologists worry about a shrinking arsenal of antibiotics to fight potentially deadly drug-resistant bacteria, researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital are betting on another weapon to prevent infections: robots. It sounds more futuristic than...
Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr. is facing five charges in connection with an August boat crash that sent him and six other people — including four children — to the hospital. Investigators said Dwyer's blood-alcohol level was three times above the...
It's flu season in Baltimore. A few days after Christmas, Baltimore resident Kathleen Dudley began experiencing telltale signs of the flu — fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, cough and overall exhaustion. "The worst part — the fever...
Area hospitals are coping with a surge of patients with achy bodies, fevers and sore throats as the nation grapples with a flu season that has hit earlier and harder than usual. The flu virus is unpredictable, so no one knows when the outbreak will...
Federal health officials declared this season's flu outbreak an epidemic Friday as Maryland hospitals and clinics continued to treat unusually high numbers of patients for the virus and manufacturers reported low supplies of the vaccine to treat the...
Despite the presence of an overflow crowd offering support, the County council voted to affirm the ouster of health officer Angela S. Wakhweya, the first African-American to hold the job in the history of the county department. After being ousted from...
Tags: Minority Groups, Elections, AIDS, Crofton, John R Leopold
Citing a severe and chronic backlog, advocacy groups have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the state of failing low-income and disabled Marylanders by regularly taking nearly a year to approve medical assistance applications. The lawsuit, filed last...
A Baltimore area child who died in December has tested positive for influenza, state health officials announced Friday, declaring it the first pediatric flu death in Maryland this winter. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene declined to release...
Tags: Lab Tests, Symptoms, Diseases and Illnesses, Flu
On his two deployments to Iraq with the 18th Airborne Corps, Spc. Jon Michael Cripps spent more time keeping the Army's computers running than he did in combat, but he can't forget what he heard. The constant roar of generators, along with the hum of...
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