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Bel Air spa’s salt therapy sessions praised for therapeutic and relaxation benefits

Salt therapy, says Salt Works Spa owner Lauren Moseley, brings an assortment of therapeutic returns for the respiratory system, skin as well as a general sense of well-being.

How much in taxes could Maryland make off legal weed? It’s hard to say.

If Maryland decides to legalize marijuana, and that’s a big if, officials may have a difficult time figuring out how much money the state would bring in from taxing the drug.

Baltimore methadone clinics examine security needs in wake of recent shooting

Thousands of people go to Baltimore methadone clinics for a daily dose of the addiction treatment drug. Often doors are locked and there are guards and cameras, though there are few government or industry security requirements.

How to get naloxone, the antidote for an opioid overdose, in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Health website provides a calendar of free training sessions on how to administer naloxone, an antidote to an opioid overdose. A session typically includes a free dose of naloxone, also known under the brand name of Narcan, to take home

Big retail, office development begins adjacent to new University of Maryland hospital in Prince George’s

A big new complex of offices, shops and apartments has gotten underway around the site of a new University of Maryland hospital in Prince George's County.

Students, bored by cafeteria fare, love food delivery services; schools don’t.

Students in middle and high schools across America thought they had found a way around cafeteria “cuisine” and boring brown-bag lunches: just hit up delivery services and get takeout food sent to their schools. Now, citing security and nuisance concerns, school districts from California to Delaware are cracking down.

Johns Hopkins researchers caused harm, death of dogs, animal rights group says in federal complaint

An animal rights group has filed a complaint against Johns Hopkins University for what it describes as botched surgeries on nine dogs that led to their paralysis and euthanasia.

Dr. Harrold T. Elberfeld, a retired obstetrician and gynecologist who collected vintage tractors, dies

Dr. Harrold T. Elberfeld, a retired Baltimore gynecologist-obstetrician who enjoyed collecting vintage farm tractors and blacksmithing, has died at age 79.

Former Baltimore Mayor Pugh trying ‘to put together a normal life’ after Healthy Holly scandal, friends say

Friends of former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says her health has improved, but she’s continuing to keep a low public profile until the investigations concerning her self-published book deals are complete.

Dr. Douglas B. Tang, a retired Walter Reed Army Institute of Research statistician, dies

Dr. Douglas B. Tang, a retired Walter Reed Army Institute Research statistician and collector of railroad memorabilia, has died at age 81.

Millions in federal grants come to Maryland to curb opioid-related deaths

Maryland was awarded $8.8 million in federal money to combat opioid crisis.

Claude D. Watts Jr., director of facilities services for Kaiser Foundation Plan’s Mid-Atlantic region, dies

Claude D. Watts Jr., a health care executive for Kaiser Foundation Plan's Middle Atlantic Region, has died at age 63.

Americans are sitting more than ever, increasing the risk for at least 10 major health issues

The United States has grown a bumper crop of couch potatoes in recent years, a new study reports.

What is a ‘red flag’ law and how has it worked in Maryland and elsewhere?

Maryland is among 17 states and Washington, D.C. to enact a 'red flag' law to prevent gun violence. A Johns Hopkins professors explains how they came to be and why more might be in the works.

Lisa Robinson, founder of psychiatric liaison nursing, dies

Lisa Robinson, a registered nurse who was a professor of psychiatric nursing at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and an assistant professor at the University of Maryland Medical School, died July 5.

Having a paying job may help fend off Alzheimer’s disease in women

A new study has shed light on a possible risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease in women: not having a job.

University of Maryland appoints first woman chair of surgery

The University of Maryland School of Medicine appointed Dr. Christine Lau as the first woman in its history to head the department of surgery. She also was named chief of surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Kids learn boxing, and life, skills at Columbia gym

Elite Boxing and Fitness in Columbia offers boxing classes for kids as young as 7.

Johns Hopkins Hospital named No. 3 nationally by U.S. News & World Report

Johns Hopkins Hospital is ranked No. 3 nationally by U.S. News & World Report's 201920 Best Hospitals list.

Baltimore has fewer rats than D.C., and other important facts about the city’s long history fighting rodents

Experts say Baltimore's neighborhoods struggling with rodents are often victims of poverty, racist housing policies and problematic urban planning.

What is Cyclospora? Maryland health department investigating rise in infection

Maryland health officials are investigating a spike in reported cases of Cyclospora, a microscopic parasite that causes intestinal infection.

Tenured Johns Hopkins professor resigns after school finds he violated sexual misconduct policy

Dr. Sinisa Urban, a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, resigned under pressure after sexual misconduct finding

Johns Hopkins to study polio-like condition causing paralysis in children in Maryland, around U.S.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins will lead a study of acute flaccid myelitis, a condition that has caused increasing cases of paralysis in children in Maryland and around the country.

3D-printed organs are in early research stages. Here’s how Baltimore doctors are using the technology

3D printing technology is becoming increasingly commonplace in medical settings as it helps doctors plan surgeries, form custom implants and prostheses.

Talk of massive settlement begins as lawsuits against opioid industry mount in Maryland and elsewhere

More than two dozen cities and counties in Maryland have joined 2,000 around the country in filing lawsuits against the opioid industry, spurring talk of an unprecedented settlement.

Demonstrators protest Johns Hopkins Hospital suing poor patients

Joined by members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, national union leaders staged a noisy — and musical — rally Saturday calling on Johns Hopkins Hospital to stop suing low-income patients to collect debt.

5 things you should know about heat exhaustion

Dr. Trevor Lewis shares tips for avoiding heat exhaustion. Hint: Staying ahead of the curve is key.

University of Maryland School of Medicine set to train more doctors for rural areas

The University of Maryland School of Medicine will receive $750,000 in federal funds to train more doctors for posts in rural areas, where the nationwide shortage of doctors in most acute.