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- Operations Suspended At 3 Md. Labs Due To Anthrax Probe The U.S. Army suspends operations at three Maryland military labs over how they handle anthrax and other toxins.
- Fox Tests Positive For Rabies In Baltimore County Neighborhood Health officials issue a warning after a fox tests positive for rabies in Baltimore County.
- VA Planning To Open Clinic In Montgomery County Maryland elected officials say the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is considering opening an outpatient clinic in Montgomery County.
- Daily Marijuana Use Amongst College Students On The Rise A new study on college marijuana use is cause for concern. Researchers found daily marijuana use among college students is on the rise, even surpassing cigarette use.
- West Nile Virus Cases In 2015 More Than Double Last Year's Public health officials say 13 cases of West Nile virus in humans have been confirmed in Maryland this year.
- School Leaders Create Wellness Center For Teachers Healthy teachers plus healthy students equal healthy schools. It's an equation city school leaders have found the answer in a new wellness center for teachers.
- New Blood Test Can Reveal Breast Cancer Well Before Tumor Grows Scientists say they've developed a blood test for breast cancer that could predict a relapse of the disease months before tumors start forming again.
- 3 Cases Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In Baltimore The Baltimore City Health Department announces its first cases of West Nile virus.
- Officials Spraying For Mosquitoes In Areas Of Baltimore County Officials are spraying for mosquitoes in some areas of northern Baltimore County to help prevent West Nile virus.
- 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.