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- Baltimore County Man With West Nile Virus Dies From Unrelated Causes For the first time this year, a person in Baltimore County contracts West Nile virus. That person has died, but from unrelated causes.
- American Diabetes Association Launches 'Fabulous You' Program We all want to feel fabulous, but for women living with Type 2 diabetes, it can be a difficult goal. That's why the Maryland Diabetes Association is launching a new program called "Fabulous You" and it's working!
- Maryland Boy With Double-Hand Transplant Leaves Hospital An 8-year-old boy who became the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant has left the Philadelphia hospital where the procedure was done and was returning to his Maryland home.
- Widow Continues The Effort To Help Fund Alzheimer's Research This session of Congress could bring some peace to Kathy Siggins, who wants to see an end to the kind of frantic uncertainty that Alzheimer's disease generates.
- New Study Could Make Drastic Change In Cancer Treatment A new, first-of-its-kind study may change the way some cancer patients are treated. Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York say their study is an example of how precision medicine can work.
- New Initiative Hopes To Keep Teens From Smoking More than one in six Baltimore City high school students used tobacco products for the first time last year. A new health initiative is hoping to change that.
- Anne Arundel Targets Raccoons For Rabies Vaccine The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will start deploying bait containing a rabies vaccine for raccoons.
- Md. Confirms First 2015 Case Of West Nile Virus In State For the first time this year, a person in the Baltimore area has West Nile virus. Now health officials have issued a warning about mosquito-borne illnesses.
- 5-Year-Old Throws Out First Pitch At O's Game Thanks To Prosthetic Hand Born with a rare birth defect, five-year-old Hailey Dawson threw all her challenges out the door as she tossed the ceremonial first pitch at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
- Official: Housing Chief's Lead Paint Remarks "Ridiculous" Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford says Maryland's housing chief's comments about seeking to limit liability of landlords in lead paint cases are "ridiculous."
- West Nile Virus Detected In Mosquitoes In Md. For the first time this year, mosquitoes in Maryland have tested positive for the West Nile virus. Health officials say more are expected. Now they're taking action to try and prevent people getting sick.
- Baltimore County Investigating Possible Measles Case The Baltimore County Department of Health is investigating a possibly isolated case of measles.
- Cumberland Supports Plan For Medical Marijuana Operation A firm that has an option on part of the old Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. plant hopes to establish a medical marijuana indoor growing and processing operation there.
- First Maryland Medical Marijuana Clinic Open In Annapolis The first specialty clinic for medical marijuana opened in Annapolis in June and has seen more than 100 prospective patients -- even though the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program isn't expected to be operational for another year.
- Rep. Edwards To Attend Event On Healthy Meals In Schools Rep. Donna Edwards is scheduled to attend an event that will highlight an initiative aimed at improving the ability of schools to provide healthy meals to school children.