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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.

Aug 16, 2012

Case of West Nile Virus Reported in D.C. Area

Case of West Nile Virus Reported in D.C. Area

A second West Nile virus case was reported in Maryland.

Jul 18, 2012
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By Brian Witte

Health Advocates Cheer Use of Md. Alcohol Tax

Health Advocates Cheer Use of Md. Alcohol Tax

Maryland health officials are highlighting $14.3 million they can use to expand community-based, long-term care for seniors and the physically disabled with the help of an increased state alcohol tax, which has...

May 9, 2012

Tuberculosis Reported at Md. High School

Tuberculosis Reported at Md. High School

A student at North Point High School in Waldorf, Md., has been diagnosed with tuberculosis and is under medical care, according to the Charles County Department of Health.

Mar 20, 2012

Facial Transplant Completed at UMD Med Center

Facial Transplant Completed at UMD Med Center

Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center have completed a facial transplant.

Feb 10, 2012

Md. Considers Banning Teens From Tanning Beds

Md. Considers Banning Teens From Tanning Beds

The Maryland State Senate is considering a bill that bans minors from indoor tanning beds.

Feb 8, 2012

Region's Divorce Rates Among Nation's Lowest

Region's Divorce Rates Among Nation's Lowest

The divorce rate in America is dropping and the economy could be the primary reason.

Feb 2, 2012

35 Cases of Illness Tied to Raw Milk

35 Cases of Illness Tied to Raw Milk

The number of people stricken with illness after consuming raw milk from the same dairy has risen to 35 in four states.

Jan 27, 2012

Infections Linked to Raw Milk

Infections Linked to Raw Milk

Multiple cases of infection are linked to raw, unpasteurized milk from Pennsylvania.

Jan 16, 2012

Crashes Involving Headphones Skyrocket

Crashes Involving Headphones Skyrocket

A new study by University of Maryland researchers finds injuries and fatalities among pedestrians with headphones tripled in six years.

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