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New Laws Take Effect In Maryland On July 1New laws taking effect in Maryland include steps to provide funding for Planned Parenthood to mitigate potential federal cuts and require schools to teach about the dangers of opioid addiction.
Coconut Oil May Not Be Any Healthier Than Butter, Beef Fat, Heart Assoc. SaysAlthough coconut oil is marketed as a healthier cooking oil option, that may not be true, according to the American Heart Association.
Marylanders Beware: Map Shows We're A Lyme Disease Hot SpotForecasting maps for Lyme disease released this month show that Maryland is a hot spot.
Eating Full-Fat Cheese Won't Raise Chance Of Heart Attack, Study FindsA long term study found that consuming dairy products does not raise the risk of a stroke or heart attack.
Study: Where You Live Can Affect How Long You LiveWhere you live could determine how long you live, as new statistics show life expectancy varies across the U.S. and here in Maryland, it's no different.
Drug 100 Times More Powerful Than Heroin Responsible for Multiple Deaths in Md.A new drug, 100 times more powerful than heroin, is finding its way onto Maryland streets.
National Drug Take-Back Day Encourages Safe Disposal Of Unused MedicationsUnused medication for a lot of people often sits somewhere in your home. It's the reason behind the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and many people stepped up, and properly tossed out.
Displaced Syrian Doctors Awarded Scholarships To Maryland SchoolTwo displaced Syrian doctors have been awarded scholarships to attend the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Opioid, Heroin Deaths Reach 'Crisis Level' In MarylandWhen Carin Miller's son was about 19 years old, he began to abuse heroin by snorting pills, eventually moving on to shooting up. This went on for six years before he got help.
Diet Soda Linked To Higher Risk Of Dementia, Stroke, Study SaysFor decades, those not wanting to consume calories along with their carbonated beverages have been able to turn to diet soda, instead.
Maryland Lawmakers OK Measure To Fight Drug Price GougingMaryland would be the first state to empower the state's attorney general to take action to stop pharmaceutical price gouging.
Hospital Reopens Neonatal Unit After Bacteria InvestigationOfficials at a Maryland hospital are preparing to reopen an intensive care unit for newborns that was closed last year after the discovery of a potentially deadly bacteria.

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