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Heroin

Maryland Sees Increase In Heroin Deaths

Fatal overdoses from drugs and alcohol rose 15 percent in Maryland from 2011 to 2012, driven by a 54 percent increase in heroin-related deaths, according to a report released by the state health department on Wednesday.

07/10/2013

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Hepatitis C Testing From N.H. Outbreak Slows 1 Year After Med Tech’s Arrest On Drug Charges

Former medical technician David Kwiatkowski has been jailed for close to a year — longer than most of the temporary stints he worked at hospitals around the country before landing in New Hampshire in 2011.

07/08/2013

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Rabid Bat Found In Annapolis Apartment Building

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is issuing an alert after a rabid bat was found at an Annapolis apartment building.

06/03/2013

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Audit: Hospital Billing Not Properly Investigated

A Maryland commission did not adequately investigate the impact of hospital overbilling identified through annual reviews, a state audit released Friday found, noting overcharges of at least $13.2 million at four hospitals.

01/11/2013

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Washington Co. Has School Nurses Through Summer

The Washington County Health Department and the local public schools superintendent say they have reached an agreement to continue providing school health services at least through the summer school session.

06/26/2012

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Md. To Require Licenses For Abortion Clinics

Maryland’s health department is adopting new regulations requiring licenses for surgical abortion clinics for the first time.

06/22/2012

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Maryland Pushes For Ban Of Baby Crib Bumpers

A crib is supposed to be a safe place for babies. But doctors say crib bumpers could turn it into a death trap.

06/10/2012

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Study: Howard Healthiest County In Md., Baltimore City Least Healthy

The rankings are out and two counties in Maryland took the top and bottom spot when it comes to being the healthiest.

04/07/2012

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Md. Health Officials Warn Against Cold Med Baczol

Maryland health officials are warning against using an unapproved medicine called Baczol, which has been found in some Maryland stores.

04/06/2012

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Baltimore To Expand Violence Mediation Program

Baltimore is expanding a public health campaign to cut gun violence through mediation and community outreach.

01/11/2012

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Baltimore Lowers Temperature For Winter Aid

Baltimore city officials say they are lowering the temperature needed for the city to offer additional services for the homeless during the winter.

12/09/2011

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Md. Report Shows Big Increase In Drug Treatment

A new Maryland health department report shows a large increase in the number of residents who are receiving drug treatment.

11/16/2011

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