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- Md. Army Reservists Deploying To West Africa To Assist In Ebola Efforts Helping in the fight against Ebola. More than 100 Maryland Army reservists are heading to West Africa--where more than 5000 people have died from the disease.
- U-Md. Ebola Vaccine Study Progresses The University of Maryland School of Medicine says it has administered an experimental Ebola vaccine to 20 volunteers in Baltimore.
- Ebola Vaccination Effort Underway At UMd. School Of Medicine A desperate race to stop the Ebola outbreak is underway. Some of that life-saving work is being done right here in Baltimore.
- Md. Launches New State Health Care Website It's time for Marylanders to sign up for affordable health care. Maryland Health Connection is open for business.
- Obesity Affects Number Of Those Eligible For Military Service Unhealthy eating habits could become an issue of national security. The Department of Defense says that obesity is affecting the number of Americans eligible to serve in the military.
- Funeral Planned For Md. Doctor Who Died From Ebola The Maryland man who died after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone will be laid to rest Saturday, Nov. 29.
- Supporters Want Maryland To Enact Death With Dignity Law The much-publicized death of Brittany Maynard, a woman with brain cancer who took her own life, has stirred a national movement. Supporters of Death With Dignity rallied in Annapolis Wednesday.
- Does Hunching Over Smartphones Hurt Our Spines? According to one study, people spend an average of 2-4 hours a day hunched over their smartphones, which puts a lot of stress on the spine.
- Study Suggests Genetic Link For Male Homosexuality A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual, but the results aren't strong enough to prove it.
- Study: More Than Half Of Poison Control Calls Regarding Energy Drinks Involve Children 6 Or Younger There’s a growing concern that high-caffeine energy drinks are making their way into the wrong hands.
- New In-Home Innovations Claim They Can Make You Healthier New innovations claiming to give you more energy and even help you sleep better are just some of the wellness features found in the new healthy home.
- Bono, Affleck Stay Silent in PSA on Ebola Response Celebrities are playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
- Casey Cares Foundation Gives 2-Year-Old Girl With Leukemia A Birthday Surprise Celebrating birthdays is the best when you're young. But for one special Anne Arundel County girl, turning two was a huge milestone.
- Smoked Salmon Sold In Mid-Atlantic Area Recalled A New York City company is recalling vacuum packs of smoked Nova salmon that were sold to Giant supermarkets in the Mid-Atlantic region because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
- Study Calls For Warnings On Energy Drinks After Kids Get Sick Tremors, seizures and heart issues---all symptoms of thousands of children sickened by energy drinks. That's according to a new study from the American Heart Association. Now researchers are calling for stricter health warnings.