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Aug 12, 2014

Vaccine Requirements Now Stricter in Md. Schools

Vaccine Requirements Now Stricter in Md. Schools

Students enrolling in school in Maryland for the 2014-2015 school year will be required to get some new vaccinations or they will not be able to start class.

May 6, 2014

Concussion Prevention Training for H.S. Football Coaches

Concussion Prevention Training for H.S. Football Coaches

There's a new push to tackle the problem of concussions in high school football in Maryland.

Mar 7, 2014

Md. House Passes Needle Exchange Expansion

Md. House Passes Needle Exchange Expansion

The Maryland House of Delegates has passed a measure to allow drug users to get more than one clean needle at one time in Baltimore's needle exchange program.

Feb 23, 2014

Health Official: Md. Listeria Patients Recovered

Health Official: Md. Listeria Patients Recovered

Seven people sickened in recent months by a Listeria outbreak recovered and there are no new confirmed cases, a Maryland health official said.

Sep 14, 2013

Maryland Claims $20.6 Million in Unallowable Medicaid Costs

Maryland Claims $20.6 Million in Unallowable Medicaid Costs

A report by the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says Maryland's health department did not comply with federal and state requirements when it claimed costs...

Mar 25, 2013

Transplant Guidelines Too Late for Rabies Victim

Transplant Guidelines Too Late for Rabies Victim

Experts say a Maryland man who died last month of rabies might have been spared under transplant recommendations that hadn't yet been published when he got a kidney from an infected donor in 2011.

Mar 15, 2013

Rare Rabies Death Linked to Kidney Transplant

Rare Rabies Death Linked to Kidney Transplant

The Maryland patient who died of rabies earlier this month contracted the disease from an organ transplant, health officials say.

Jan 11, 2013

Maryland's First Flu Death at Frederick Memorial

Maryland's First Flu Death at Frederick Memorial

Frederick Memorial Hospital confirmed to News4 Maryland's first flu-related death this season.

Aug 22, 2012

New Concussion Guidelines in Maryland Schools

New Concussion Guidelines in Maryland Schools

The new school year in Maryland comes with new guidelines for student athletes and concussions.

Aug 17, 2012

Six Cases of Swine Flu in Maryland

Six Cases of Swine Flu in Maryland

Six people have been diagnosed with swine flu in Maryland.

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