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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.

Planned Parenthood has run off Leana Wen, but Baltimore backers hope she’ll stay right here

Dr. Leana Wen still calls Baltimore home. As the ousted head of Planned Parenthood decides what to do next, some in Baltimore believe her broad approach could open doors here or elsewhere.

New Perry Hall facility to provide alternative care for seniors with nostalgic flair

A new Perry Hall facility designed to replicate a 1950s-style “town square” will soon offer an alternative daytime care option for seniors experiencing the effects of aging or cognitive impairment.

It’s going to be very hot in Baltimore this week. Here are 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.

Leana Wen, former Baltimore health commissioner, removed as Planned Parenthood CEO

Leana Wen, the former Baltimore health commissioner, has resigned as the president/CEO of Planned Parenthood, citing "philosophical differences" with the organization's board of directors.

Maryland’s government created a website to deter gambling. It ended up promoting casinos.

Legislative auditors have accused Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration of lax oversight of hundreds of millions of grants, including badly mismanaging an anti-gambling website, and referred two matters to the attorney general for possible criminal investigation.

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.