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Heat Advisory Now In Effect For Much Of Md.A heat advisory went into effect at noon today for a large portion of the state.
Baltimore Students Help Build App That Warns Heroin Users Of Deadly BatchesBaltimore has long been gripped by the curse of heroin addiction.
City Getting $2 Million For 'Sobering Center'
Sheriff Won't Let His Deputies Carry Overdose AntidoteA sheriff in a county with record numbers of drug deaths in recent years is sticking to his longstanding refusal to allow deputies to carry an overdose antidote.
Maryland Joins States Suing Over EPA's Decision To Keep Pesticide On MarketMaryland is joining a legal fight to a Trump administration decision to keep a widely used but potentially harmful pesticide on the market.
Maryland Rolling Out 2 Initiatives To Fight Opioid AddictionThe Maryland Medicaid Program is rolling out two initiatives aimed at fighting the opioid crisis.
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.

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