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Audit: Maryland agency didn’t track million dollar grants

An audit of Maryland's Behavioral Health Administration revealed the health department agency failed to properly keep track of key data for initiatives it funded with millions of dollars in grants.

Shootings like the one Monday in Baltimore remain rare in health care settings, though assaults are not uncommon

While health care workers endure more injuries than other workers, data suggests that shootings remain uncommon.

‘Extremely convenient’: First medical cannabis dispensary in Carroll County opens in Westminster

The long-awaited first day for Westminster’s Herbology was marked with a ribbon-cutting Monday.

Baltimore drug treatment center where fatal shooting occurred is highly regarded and the oldest in Maryland

Man Alive, on Maryland Avenue in Charles North, opened 50 years ago and has grown into a center regarded for its range of services for mental health and substance use disorders, including art therapy.

Raccoon in Baltimore tests positive for rabies

Baltimore health officials announced Thursday that a raccoon captured Tuesday in the Roland Park neighborhood tested positive for rabies.

Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.

But researchers predict that rising temperatures will mean higher numbers of kidney stone patients.

Worried about Legionnaires’ disease from Baltimore Harbor Tunnel tolls? Relax, experts say.

The Maryland Transportation Authority’s shut down of its Baltimore Harbor Tunnel cash toll booths and administrative building this week after two employees were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, raised raising a concern among some: drivers: Could drivers have caught it?

Amid Baltimore’s opioid crisis, Mosby supports safe injection sites in new brief

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby signed onto an amicus brief supporting the implementation of safe injection sites for drug users, along with 63 other local, state and federal criminal justice leaders.

Five major medical malpractice cases that preceded last week’s ‘record-setting’ verdict against Hopkins Bayview

After last week's record decision awarding a family more than $200 million in damages in a Hopkins Bayview medical malpractice case, here's a look at other big malpractice case from recent years.

Johns Hopkins spent $581,000 on lobbying during push for armed police force

In its push to gain authorization for an armed police force, Johns Hopkins spent more than half a million dollars on lobbying lawmakers in Annapolis this past legislative session.

Maryland Transportation Authority automates tolls at Interstate 895 plaza after clearing booths, building for Legionnaires’ disease investigation

The Maryland Transportation Authority's administration building was closed and toll booths automated amid an investigation into two employees who were sickened with Legionnaires' Disease.

A mom said her son was infected with Vibrio bacteria in Ocean City. Here's how to avoid the same fate.

Here’s a few things to know about how to avoid Vibrio bacterial infections this summer.

Baltimore jury's record $229 million malpractice verdict may change a life — but likely not the system

The family of Zubida Byrom was awarded a record $229.6 million, which could help the brain-damaged child, but isn't likely to mean any more changes.

Document: Complaint against Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Complaint against Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center from Erica Byrom and Zubida Byrom.

City, Baltimore hospitals partner on plan to house, care for 200 homeless people

The city of Baltimore and 10 hospitals are partnering to provide housing and services for 200 homeless people and families.

Coffee might be your go-to brew for weight loss

A new study finds coffee stimulates the human body's "brown fat," a heat-generating form of fat that literally burns calories in a process called thermogenesis.

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy to offer medical cannabis education

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy will offer the nation's first graduate degree in cannabis, reversing a previous decision to drop such training.

Most Americans don't think it's a problem to drive high. Here's why it is.

Effects from marijuana can be experienced anywhere between one and four hours. Those under the influence of the drug are twice as likely to be in a crash.

Maryland task force begins work on potential legalization of marijuana

A Maryland General Assembly task force began its work on studying possible legalization of cannabis for adult use.

How much work brings happiness? Not much, study shows

Having a job can be a boon to mental well-being, but for many of us, it only takes one day of work per week, a new study suggests.

Federal judge blocks Trump administration rule affecting abortion referrals in Baltimore

A federal judge temporarily blocked Trump administration rules aimed at steering money away from organizations in Baltimore that provide abortion referrals.

Maryland to screen newborns for more rare, inherited disorders

Newborns in Maryland will now be screened for four more conditions, bringing the total to 61, in an effort to begin treatment earlier for the rare disorders.

Maryland recoups money spent on botched health exchange rollout under settlement with IBM

Maryland will recoup millions spent on the disastrous roll-out of the state’s health exchange created under the Affordable Care Act.

Maryland cannabis regulators warn of lead contamination risk as they expand tests for heavy metals

Medical cannabis regulators in Maryland are expanding testing for heavy metals in marijuana products as they warn about the risk for lead contamination.

Howard County, drug treatment provider reach $3 million deal to build first-of-its-kind addiction facility

Drug treatment deal would require Delphi Behavior Group to reserve detoxification and addiction services for Howard County residents.

Former Maryland Sen. Frank Kelly resigns from UMMS board amid shake-up

Former state Sen. Francis X. Kelly resigned from the University of Maryland Medical System Board of Directors Friday, days after he had been asked to return.

University of Maryland Medical Center withdraws request to boost patient rates

The University of Maryland Medical Center has dropped a request to boost revenues from patients as the medical system faces scrutiny over its spending.

Slow down the calorie counting: Personalized diets could be the future of healthy eating, study suggests

A recent twin study hints that one-size-fits-all diets might be doomed to fail. Call it incompatibility.