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The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.

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Maryland & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Experts Warn About Flesh-Eating Bacteria In Chesapeake Bay

It’s a natural part of the Chesapeake that turns dangerous during warm weather–a flesh-eating bacteria in the bay that can mutilate and kill.

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Expert: ‘Reasonable Chance’ Person Infected With Ebola Could Come To US

With more than 600 people dead from the Ebola virus in West Africa, fears are running rampant of the virus spreading globally since this is the worst outbreak of the deadly disease in history. Experts warn that the virus could easily spread to the U.S. as more than 1,000 cases have been reported in the African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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Surgeon General: Tanning Is Behind Sharp Spike in Skin Cancer Rates

As rates of other cancers have declined, rates of the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma, have increased more than 200 percent from 1973 to 2011, according to a new “Call to Action” report from the Surgeon General’s Office.

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Md. Health Secretary To Join Johns Hopkins Public Health Faculty

Maryland’s health secretary will be joining the full-time faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Settlement Reached In NCAA Concussion Lawsuit

It’s a game changer for college athletes. The NCAA may pay a $70 million price tag to try and protect student athletes from brain injuries and help former athletes who may already be suffering. It’s all part of a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit filed against the organization by players and former players.

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American Legion Sets Up Crisis Center For Local Veterans

For the first time, the American Legion is putting up a crisis center for veterans in our area. They are responding to the wait time scandal that has rocked the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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Baltimore’s Casey Cares Has New Fundraising Idea

There is a national organization here in Baltimore that is helping critically ill children and their families make their time away from the hospital more pleasant.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?