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Three University of Maryland students sickened with salmonella, officials say

Health officials are investigating after three students at the University of Maryland at College Park were sickened with salmonella, school officials said Friday.

University of Maryland wins $200 million grant to develop flu vaccine that will work for years at a time

The University of Maryland won a federal grant worth more than $200 million to develop a universal flu vaccine.

Three Things We Learned from Maryland’s latest drug and alcohol deaths report

While the state is celebrating a decrease in opioid deaths, Baltimore is still seeing its fentanyl-related deaths rise.

Giant Food and other Ahold Delhaize stores restrict use of toxic chemicals in packaging

The parent company of Giant Food said Thursday it plans to restrict toxic chemicals in food packaging and beauty products at its 2,000 grocery stores nationwide.

Johns Hopkins not renewing contract under which medical school has trained ICE agents for emergencies

Johns Hopkins University announced Thursday that it would end its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to train agents in emergency medical response situations.

Obamacare rates in Maryland set to decline for a second year in a row after big increases

Those who buy their health insurance on Maryland's exchange will see premium declines for a second year in a row.

Are you an ‘extreme early bird’?

Early to bed and early to rise? In its extreme form, this tendency is more common than previously believed, according to a new study.

Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings misses high-profile hearing because of medical procedure

Democratic U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore missed a high-profile hearing of the committee he chairs because of a medical procedure.

In spite of her multiple sclerosis, this Perry Hall resident is running her fifth Spartan race

It’s hard to pick the most amazing thing about Tina Marchese.Is it that she relishes participating in Spartan races, a combination obstacle course and endurance test that would leave most normal mortals begging for mercy? Or is it that she started doing Spartans after she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2016, and has no intention of letting up anytime soon?

Opioid overdose deaths in Maryland drop for first half of the year

Maryland’s opioid-related deaths dropped during the first half of the year, including those linked to fentanyl, according to new state figures that show a bit of relief from the overdose crisis that is still claiming close to 200 lives a month in the state.

Adelaide Lloyd, retired dietitian, dies

Adelaide Lloyd, a retired state Department of Health dietitian, has died at age 100.

Investigation finds spiked CBD being sold in Maryland; illegal drugs show dark side of vape craze

An Associated Press investigation shows a dark side to booming sales of the cannabis extract CBD. Some people are substituting cheap and dangerous street drugs for the real thing.

Sister Paula Marie Phelan, founder of Mercy Medical School of Medical Technology, dies

Sister Paula Marie Phelan, who founded the Medical School of Technology at Mercy Medical Center, has died at age 105.

Ex-Baltimore health commissioner Leana Wen, Planned Parenthood spar over benefits, confidentiality clause

Former Baltimore health commissioner Dr. Leana Wen on Saturday said Planned Parenthood is withholding severance pay and health benefits owed to her under her contract in an effort to get her to sign a burdensome confidentiality agreement on her way out the door, after less than a year serving as the organization’s president and CEO.

Maryland reports 15 cases of vaping related illnesses, up from 5 last month

Maryland health officials say there are now 15 cases of vaping-related illnesses in the state.

Some medical marijuana users in Maryland reporting symptoms amid spate of vaping-related illness

Seven medical cannabis users in Maryland have come forward to report unexplained respiratory symptoms since the state’s Medical Cannabis Commission asked users and providers to alert regulators of any lung problems in light of the mounting cases of illnesses locally and nationally linked to vaping.

OxyContin maker reaches tentative settlement in federal opioid crisis lawsuit

Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis.

Are you an ‘extreme early bird’?

Early to bed and early to rise? In its extreme form, this tendency is more common than previously believed, according to a new study.

Dr. Samuel I. Benesh, Pikesville physician known for his medical curiosity and calming manner, dies

Dr. Samuel I. Benesh, a Pikesville physician who was on the staffs of Sinai and Northwest hospitals and trained interns, has died.

Mary C. McHale, retired registered nurse, dies

Mary C. "Cass" McHale, a retired registered nurse and a world traveler, died Aug. 31 in her sleep in Sykesville, Maryland. She was 86.

Lots of gluten during toddler years might raise odds for celiac disease

Too much white bread and pasta fed to at-risk kids under age 5 could increase their odds of developing celiac disease, a new international study has concluded.

Executive director of Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission to resign as industry continues to expand

Joy A. Strand, the executive director of Maryland's medical marijuana commission, has announced her resignation, effective Oct. 1.

‘Did I miss him asking for help?’ After death of Ocean City chef, a look at suicide in restaurant industry

For Jody Wright and other employees in the restaurant industry, chef Travis Wright’s recent death by suicide was a reminder of the pressures so many face in the field, and the challenges of staying sane while working 12-hour days or more. “The pendulum swings. It’s either fantastic or really tough,” said Jody Wright, who is fighting to keep open Shark on the Harbor, the Ocean City restaurant they ran together.

First case of West Nile Virus found in Maryland resident

State health officials reported the first case of West Nile Virus found in a Maryland resident this year.

Edith R. ‘Roddy’ Esslinger, Army nurse who served in World War II and the Korean War, dies

Edith R. Esslinger, an Army nurse who served in World War II and the Korean War, has died at age 99.

Carol’s Western Wear in Glen Burnie to close after nearly 60 years

Bob Chance is closing Carol's Western Wear in Glen Burnie because the potential cost of long-term health care for his father has caused him to choose family over business.

Johns Hopkins opening a new psychedelic research center, studying use of ‘magic mushrooms’ and more

Johns Hopkins Medicine is launching a new psychedelic research center aimed at studying the health and wellness uses of a class of illegal drugs that produce profound changes in consciousness in users.

Dr. Francis D. ‘Frank’ Milligan, pioneering Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist who practiced for 49 years, dies

Dr. Francis D. “Frank” Milligan, a retired Baltimore gastroenterologist who worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Aug. 20 at his Roland Park Place home.