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5 Die From Hypothermia In Maryland In Month

State public health officials say Maryland has seen its first deaths from hypothermia this season, with five people dying from cold-related conditions in a month.



Cold Weather Death Reported In Maryland

Maryland health officials say there has been another death caused by cold weather in the past week, this time in Allegany County.


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Public Health Effects Of Md. Gas Drilling Studied

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is studying the possible public health effects of natural gas drilling in the western part of the state.


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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.


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Audit: Hospital Billing Not Properly Investigated

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.


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3 In Md. Hospitalized By Listeria-Tainted Cheese

State health officials say three people have been hospitalized after consuming listeria-tainted cheese.


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Md. Man Not Criminally Responsible In Bank Robbery

A man who had been released from a mental health facility was found guilty but not criminally responsible for bank robbery.


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Md. Suspends Elder Care Center After 1-Story Fall

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says it has suspended the license of an assisted-living facility near Boonsboro after a patient with Alzheimer’s disease suffered life threatening injuries from allegedly falling through an unfinished floor.


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Md. May Help Rescue Shuttered Center For Disabled

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is seeking a role in the possible reopening of a Frederick nonprofit that provided jobs and training for the developmentally disabled.


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Md. Report Shows Big Increase In Drug Treatment

A new Maryland health department report shows a large increase in the number of residents who are receiving drug treatment.


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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.



3 Heat-Related Deaths Reported In Md.

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