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Research: Bacteria Can Live On Airplane Surfaces For A Week+

Before you take your next flight, you may want to take along a little extra hand sanitizer. New research shows bacteria can hang around on airplane surfaces for more than a week.

05/22/2014

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2 Cases Of Legionnaires Confirmed At Senior Community In Baltimore

An alert from Baltimore health officials after two cases of Legionnaires’ Disease are confirmed at a senior housing apartment building.

05/16/2014

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Fungal Disease Fatal To Bats Spreads To Half Of U.S.

A fungal disease that has killed millions of North American bats is spreading and now has been detected in half of the United States, officials said Thursday.

04/11/2014

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Test Confirms 2nd Md. Deer With Wasting Disease

The Department of Natural Resources says a second deer harvested in western Maryland has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

03/06/2014

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Deadly Diseases Like Measles And Mumps Make Frightening Comeback

Deadly diseases, once nearly wiped out, are making a frightening comeback in Maryland and across the country. Now — a warning that parents who don’t vaccinate their children are putting others at risk.

11/07/2013

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Studies Test How Early In Life To Peek Inside DNA

Fully mapping someone’s genes to look for health risks is full of ethical challenges.

10/07/2013

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Thousands Get Ready To Take Steps To Find A Cure For Diabetes

Nearly 26 million Americans are fighting diabetes, a disease that is outpacing cancer, AIDS and heart disease. It affects both children and adults.

09/27/2013

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Potentially Deadly Disease To Humans Kills Horse On Eastern Shore

A disease with no known cure kills a horse on the Eastern Shore, and it can kill humans as well. It’s carried by mosquitoes, and it may be even more dangerous than the West Nile virus.

08/16/2013

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Inmate At Md. Prison Gets Legionnaires’ Disease

Prison officials say an inmate at a western Maryland prison has been treated at a hospital for Legionnaires’ disease.

08/16/2013

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Group Drops Effort To Bring Elk Back To Md.

A statewide sportsmen’s group says it’s dropping an effort to reintroduce elk to western Maryland.

07/17/2013

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Obesity Officially Classified As A Disease

The American Medical Association, the nation’s largest organization of doctors, now considers obesity a disease.

06/24/2013

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Md. Woman Plans Fundraiser For Alopecia

Kayla Campbell turned a loss into a gain after her hair fell out. It took several years to get past the discouraging disappearance of her thick, wavy brown locks.

05/03/2013

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