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Swine Flu Outbreak Leads Health Officials To Urge Caution At County Fairs

An increase in the number of swine flu cases has national health leaders urging people to be careful when attending county fairs.

08/07/2012

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Affordable Health Care Act Now In Effect

New law, new coverage. As of Wednesday, the Affordable Health Care Act requires insurance companies to offer women new disease-prevention services at no cost.

08/01/2012

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Heat Wave Affects Those With Health Problems

As thousands of Marylanders remain without power, those with medical conditions are having a very difficult time coping with the heat.

07/02/2012

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Md. High School Freshman Creates Test To Detect Pancreatic Cancer

It’s the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Now a Maryland scientist has discovered a way to diagnose pancreatic cancer before it spreads.

05/22/2012

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Check Out The CBS HealthWatch Colorectal Webcast

Watch Dr. Travis Stork from The Doctors and a panel of renowned medical experts discuss colorectal cancer and digestive health.

03/29/2012

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Md. Man Who Received Synthetic Trachea Has Died

A sad update on a story WJZ first brought you about a revolutionary procedure to save a Baltimore man’s life. Thirty-year-old Christopher Lyles was only the second person in the world to have a transplant using his own stem cells.

03/05/2012

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Baltimore Officials Work To Lower City Infant Mortality Rate

Breaking Baltimore’s high infant mortality rate. The city has a new campaign designed to clear the air for babies and pregnant women.

10/08/2011

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Study Shows Kids Won’t Get Cancer From Cell Phones

Can cell phones really cause cancer in kids? A new study says it’s settled the debate: they’re safe.

07/27/2011

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Md. Scientists Have Major Breakthrough In Fighting Diseases

A group of Maryland scientists is responsible for a medical breakthrough. It could revolutionize the way doctors treat deadly diseases, like E.coli.

07/27/2011

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3 Heat-Related Deaths Reported In Md.

Maryland health officials say three people died from heat-related conditions last week.

07/26/2011

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Are Grandparents Safer Drivers Than Mom And Dad?

There’s another debate brewing across the country. It’s a debate over a new study that says kids are safer in the car when a grandparent is driving, rather than their own parents.

07/18/2011

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Poll: Obesity Hits More Boomers Than Others In U.S.

Baby boomers say their biggest health fear is cancer. Given their waistlines, heart disease and diabetes should be atop that list, too.

07/18/2011

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