Joshua Sharfstein

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Md. Health Department Working With CDC To Spot, Respond To Imported Ebola

With more than 700 people dead from the Ebola virus in West Africa, fears are running rampant of the virus spreading globally. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is siding on caution.

08/01/2014

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Md. Health Secretary To Join Johns Hopkins Public Health Faculty

Maryland’s health secretary will be joining the full-time faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

07/30/2014

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Maryland Health Secretary: State Is Looking For Alternatives To Health Exchange

Maryland lawmakers try to get a handle on the troubled State Healthcare Exchange. They’ve already passed emergency legislation to help applicants stranded by the website.

02/10/2014

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Md. Health Secretary: Deal Made With Exchange Providers

Maryland’s health secretary said Monday night that an agreement has been reached to retroactively provide health insurance to people who had computer problems when trying to enroll in the state’s troubled online insurance exchange.

01/14/2014

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Faith Leaders To Gather For Health Care Summit

Maryland faith leaders will be gathering for a summit to learn more about new health insurance options under the federal health care overhaul.

05/14/2013

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Some Say Medical Marijuana Bills Are Smokescreens For Full Legalization

Delegates are hoping three new bills aimed at legalizing medical marijuana will make it out of the committee to the House floor. But it’s coming with some opposition.

03/08/2013

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Brown Designates 5 Health Enterprise Zones

Maryland officials will be announcing where Maryland’s first five health enterprise zones will be.

01/24/2013

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Medical Marijuana Workgroup Meets

Maryland’s health secretary says academic institutions in the state are exploring the possibility of running a medical marijuana program in Maryland.

10/06/2011

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Minority Health Disparities Conference Scheduled

Maryland’s health department is sponsoring the state’s annual minority health disparities conference.

10/04/2011

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Md. Health Officials Seek Ban On Crib Bumper Pads

Dangers in the crib. Maryland health officials say an accessory that’s designed to make the crib safe can really be deadly.

09/27/2011

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Md. May Make ‘Bath Salts’ Drug Illegal

Maryland’s health secretary is considering classifying synthetic drugs known as “bath salts” as controlled dangerous substances, making them illegal.

06/10/2011

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Md. Lawmakers Have Close Eye On Doctors Using Cardiac Stents

Maryland lawmakers want to make sure someone’s keeping a close eye on doctors performing cardiac stent procedures in the wake of a scandal involving one of the area’s top cardiologists.

01/26/2011

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