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Mediterranean Diet Scores Another Win For Longevity By Improving MicrobiomeThe study found the diet can inhibit production of inflammatory chemicals that can lead to loss of cognitive function, and prevent the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and atherosclerosis.
'A Painful Recovery': How Shingles Sidelined WJZ's Tim Williams For WeeksHealth problems sidelined WJZ anchor and meteorologist Tim Williams for six weeks last year. Now, he's hoping to use what he went through to help others.
These Are The States With The Highest Risk For Melanoma Linked To UV RaysStates with the highest rates of melanoma cases linked to ultraviolet radiation are spread across the United States on the East and West coasts, in Hawaii and in landlocked states, according to a study published Monday in the International Journal of Cancer.
Task Force Presents A Dozen Recommendations Designed To Keep E-Cigarettes Away From KidsMembers of the task force and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot met in Annapolis to discuss findings about electronic smoking devices, known as e-cigarettes or vapes.
What You Need To Know About ShinglesThere's a good chance you or someone you know has had or will have shingles -- one in three U.S. adults will come down with it. But what exactly is the virus and how can you reduce your chance of getting sick?
Health Experts Urge Caution As Flu Remains Widespread In MarylandThe flu season remains very active in Maryland, with the latest numbers from the state health department showing an uptick in the number of confirmed cases of influenza.
Struggling To Quit Sugar? You Might Not Be Sleeping Enough, Study Says
Bill Would Expand Maryland In Vitro Insurance To Cover Unwed WomenThe bill would also decrease the time any woman must try and fail to conceive by other methods before insurance must pay — reducing the requirement from two years to one.
Maryland Health Department Reports 29 Flu-Related DeathsMore people have died from the flu in the State of Maryland as the number of people sickened with the virus spikes. 
Parents, Grandparents To Blame For Half Of Child Poisonings, Study SaysParents and grandparents, listen up -- this is serious. More than half of children under age five poisoned by prescription pills ate them after an adult removed the child-resistant safety packaging.
Are You In Love Or Just High On Chemicals In Your Brain? Answer: YesWe call it "falling in love," as if we have no control over how we topple into that dreamy state of emotional bliss.
Medtronic Recalls Certain MiniMed Diabetic Insulin Pumps Tied To 1 DeathMedtronic has recalled some of its insulin pumps after injuries and one death were reported due to the device malfunctioning, according to a US Food and Drug Administration announcement on Wednesday.