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.
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.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is issuing an alert after a rabid bat was found at an Annapolis apartment building.
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.
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.
Maryland’s health department is adopting new regulations requiring licenses for surgical abortion clinics for the first time.
A crib is supposed to be a safe place for babies. But doctors say crib bumpers could turn it into a death trap.
The rankings are out and two counties in Maryland took the top and bottom spot when it comes to being the healthiest.
Maryland health officials are warning against using an unapproved medicine called Baczol, which has been found in some Maryland stores.
Baltimore is expanding a public health campaign to cut gun violence through mediation and community outreach.
Baltimore city officials say they are lowering the temperature needed for the city to offer additional services for the homeless during the winter.
A new Maryland health department report shows a large increase in the number of residents who are receiving drug treatment.