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Deadline To Sign Up For ACA Healthcare Is Coming SoonThe window is rapidly closing to sign up for the Affordable Care Act. Whether it’s something as simple as a shot, or as complex as surgery, health insurance can mean all the difference in care.
Doctor To Pay $3M To Resolve Improper Medicaid BillingMaryland officials say a doctor will pay about $3 million to settle civil liability claims from improperly billing Medicaid programs in Maryland and Delaware and the Medicare program.
University Of Maryland System's Chief Medical Officer LeavesThe chief medical officer of the University of Maryland Medical System has resigned, ending a nearly three-decade association with the university.
Breast Cancer Testing Guidelines Out Of Date, Missing Genetic Screening, Says StudyThe current guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer patients limit the number of women who can get tested. Because of these restrictions, these tests miss as many patients with hereditary cancers as they find, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
60 Minutes: Groundbreaking Study Examines Effects Of Screen Time On Kids If you have kids and wonder if all that time they spend on their smartphones endlessly scrolling, snapping and texting is affecting their brains, you might want to put down your own phone and pay attention.
CDC Warning: 'Say No To Raw Cookie Dough'Making cookies this holiday season? Officials are warning people not to eat the raw cookie dough.
Too Much Sleep Linked To a Greater Risk Of Disease And Death, Study FindsThe recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours a night. Sleeping more than those hours is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, says a global study published Wednesday in the European Heart Journal.
Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Tied To 9 More Illnesses, FDA Says The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to warn against eating any romaine lettuce harvested from the central Coastal growing regions of Northern and Central California amid a multistate outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to romaine lettuce. The agency also reported Thursday that nine additional people have been reported ill since November 26.
30 Total Adenovirus Cases Confirmed At UMDAt least 30 cases of adenovirus have now been confirmed at the University of Maryland College Park.
Walgreens Launches Next-Day Drug Delivery ServiceIf you need your prescription in a hurry, Walgreens pharmacy has launched a next-day drug delivery service.
Johns Hopkins Doctors Find Brain-Eating Amoeba That Killed Woman After She Used Neti PotDoctors at a Baltimore hospital discovered a brain-eating amoeba inside a Seattle woman's tumor, helping officials figure out what caused her to die.
Invasive Asian Longhorned Tick Spreads, Worrying ScientistsIn the year since the Asian longhorned tick was officially spotted in New Jersey, it's expanded to eight more states, including Maryland and Virginia.