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New Group Combats Childhood Obesity By Taking On Drinks

Childhood obesity is a huge problem in Maryland. Now health advocates are teaming up with state lawmakers to push for change. The new coalition was announced in Annapolis Wednesday.

02/26/2014

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Flu Hits Md. Teens, Young Adults Especially Hard This Year

Maryland is still in the grip of this year’s flu season. And across the nation, doctors say it’s hitting teens and young adults especially hard.

02/23/2014

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New Study Shows 4 Things Will Help You Live Longer

Groundbreaking research about lifestyle changes and living longer. A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers finds four things can make a huge difference.

06/10/2013

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Study: Teen Athletes May Not Take Concussions Seriously

An alarming study about teenage athletes. It turns out young players are not taking head injuries very seriously.

05/12/2013

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2013 Flu Now Considered An Epidemic

It’s hitting harder than anyone expected. This year’s flu is now considered an epidemic and Maryland is among the states impacted.

01/12/2013

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Baltimore Broadcaster Gives His Daughter The Ultimate Gift

Many people know former Orioles executive Jim Duquette, who now broadcasts on WJZ-FM The Fan. But few know the pain his family has lived with for years. Like so many others in this country, Duquette’s little girl needed a kidney transplant to live.

11/05/2012

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Drive-Thru Flu Shots Are Becoming Increasingly Popular

On the spot flu shots. It’s a fast, convenient way to help fight the flu this season.

11/04/2012

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Son Of Hollywood Royalty Comes To Charm City

The son of two Hollywood legends is headed to Charm City this week to lend his support to a cancer-fighting organization.

10/22/2012

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Vertigo Strikes Up To 20 Million Americans, Surgery Can Help

Doctors estimate that vertigo affects about 20 million people and the numbers seem to be on the rise.

10/15/2012

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At CDC, Scientists Fight To Halt A Deadly Outbreak

Scattered across the carefully landscaped main campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the staff on the front lines fighting a rare outbreak of fungal meningitis: A scientist in a white lab coat peers through a microscope at fungi on a glass slide. In another room, another researcher uses what looks like a long, pointed eye dropper to suck up DNA samples that will be tested for the suspect fungus.

10/14/2012

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Researchers Still Actively Examining Gulf War Syndrome

The causes and effects of Gulf War Syndrome still plague researchers and some veterans.

09/25/2012

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Forecast For Md.’s Obesity Rate Is Frightening; Exercise & Healthy Diet Prescribed

Obesity is on the rise across the nation but in Maryland the problem is getting worse faster. An alarming new report shows the obesity rate here could double by the year 2030 to a staggering 59%.

09/18/2012

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