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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.
Teen Smoking: Baltimore Co. Takes Step to Prevent Life-Threatening HabitIt's happening in the County, in the City and across the nation, as tobacco manufacturers pitch to teenage smoking, triggering a national public health issue.
Cancer Comes Down To Luck More Often Than Not, Study FindsAccording to a study published in Science Magazine, two-thirds of cancer is completely random.
For Many Older Americans, Costs Rise Under GOP Health PlanAmong the groups hardest hit by the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is one that swung for Donald Trump during last year's presidential race — older Americans who have not yet reached Medicare age.
Bill May Ban Foam To-Go Food Containers in MarylandAll expanded polystyrene products used for packaging food products, including foam carriers, could be banned from all Maryland food businesses if pending legislation is passed in the General Assembly this session.
Peanut Butter Substitute Recalled After E. Coli OutbreakA peanut butter substitute sold by an Illinois company is being recalled because 12 cases of E. coli have been linked to the product.
Md. Hospital Says Kids Under 12 Should Stay Home Amid Flu SurgeA local hospital is asking young visitors not to come to the hospital to prevent the flu from spreading to sick patients.
Baltimore Surgeon Gives Boy A New Hand Using His Foot BonesLal Ding was born with radial club hand, a genetic condition that left him without a thumb.
Center For Health Security Gets $16M GrantThe Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Health Security has been awarded a three-year, $16 million grant.

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