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Md. Officials To Announce Steps On Baby Crib Pads

The Maryland health department will be discussing its next steps in an investigation into baby crib bumper pads, which some studies have linked to asphyxia and death in young infants.


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Anne Arundel County Health Officials Baiting Raccoons With Rabies Vaccine

Raccoons aren’t just a nuisance, they can also be dangerous. The cute and furry critters are the number one carrier of rabies.



Amtrak Passenger With Measles Traveled Through Parts Of Md.

Health alert on the train. A person carrying a very contagious illness came through the Baltimore area.


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Spike In Number Of Rabid Bats Causing Alarm In Baltimore

Animal Control has already collected 188 bats this year. A dozen tested positive for rabies, compared to 11 of 222 bats in all of 2010.


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State Audit Finds Shortcomings In Vital Records-Keeping

.A state audit has found the state health department lacked adequate controls over vital records like birth certificates.


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Md. Gets $27M Federal Grant For Health Exchange

Maryland has received a $27 million federal grant to fund the state’s health benefit exchange.



4 More Heat-Related Deaths Reported In Maryland

Maryland health authorities say four more deaths have been linked to the hot weather, bringing the total for the season to 25.


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Md. Agency Posts Draft Abortion Regulations

Maryland’s health department has drafted new regulations for clinics where surgical abortions are performed, after a woman required emergency surgery following an abortion performed by an unlicensed doctor at an Elkton clinic last year.



Record Heat Had Deadly Impact In Maryland

Last week’s heat wave scorched the Baltimore area, leaving three people in Maryland dead.


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Health Dept. Investigating Death of MTA Worker From Presumed Meningitis

A rare disease has claimed the life of an MTA worker. He died from bacterial meningitis.


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Cecil Co. Beaches Found With High Bacteria Levels

The Cecil County Health Department says three beaches have failed to meet water quality regulations.


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Baltimore City Opens Cooling Centers

Because of predicted high temperatures and potential danger, Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot is declaring Monday and Tuesday a Code Red Heat Alert day.