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Obesity Surgery May Lower Heart Attack Danger In DiabeticsObesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.
First Confirmed Cases Of Seasonal Flu In MarylandThe Maryland Department of Health announced Tuesday the first confirmed cases of seasonal flu.
5 Possible Cases Of Polio-Like Illness In Maryland Children, CDC InvestigatingThere are currently five possible cases of a polio-like illness in Maryland, health officials confirm.
5 MD Schools Rank Among Healthiest In US: ListA record 461 schools from 26 states and the District of Columbia were recognized as the country's healthiest schools, including MD schools.
Opioid Overdoses Increase In First 6 Months Of 2018Statistics show the number of opioid-related overdoses in Maryland increased 14.8 percent over the first six months of 2018 compared with the same period last year.
Nearly 800 Dietary Supplements Contained Unapproved Drug Ingredients, Study FindsNearly 800 dietary supplements sold over the counter from 2007 through 2016 contained unapproved drug ingredients, a new analysis of US Food and Drug Administration data found. More than one unapproved pharmaceutical ingredient was found in 20% of those supplements, the study published Friday in JAMA Network Open showed.
FDA Expands Investigation Of Illegal E-Cigarette Marketing To KidsThe US Food and Drug Administration pressed forward with its investigation of e-cigarette companies Friday, sending letters to 21 companies in an effort to uncover whether they are marketing products illegally and outside the agency's compliance policy.
Toxic Metal Found In Ross, Nordstrom Rack JewelryNew testing shows toxic metal in jewelry on shelves in national stores including Ross, Nordstrom Rack, and Papaya.
Dept. Of Health And Human Services Giving Out Free Flu Shots SaturdayThe Baltimore County Department of Health is giving out free flu shots this Saturday all across the county.
Trump Signs Bills To Help Patients Stop Overpaying For DrugsInsurers will no longer be able to bar pharmacists from telling consumers when paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance for their prescriptions, as a result of bills signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump.
Teachers Care For Others' Kids But Struggle To Look After Their OwnThe United States is one of just a handful of countries that don't have a national parental paid leave policy.
Limiting Children's Screen Time Linked To Better Cognition, Study SaysLimiting kids' recreational screen time to less than two hours a day, along with sufficient sleep and physical activity, is associated with improved cognition, according to a study published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.