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FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

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FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom


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Genetically modified skin grown from stem cells saved a 7-year-old boy's life

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Genetically modified skin grown from stem cells saved a 7-year-old boy's life


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They prepared to live with Alzheimer's disease. The GOP tax bill may upend those plans.

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They prepared to live with Alzheimer's disease. The GOP tax bill may upend those plans.


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Cost of breast cancer burdensome for many patients

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Cost of breast cancer burdensome for many patients


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States target Mylan's president in generic drug pricing probe

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States target Mylan's president in generic drug pricing probe


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Linthicum medical marijuana dispensary receives county approval, building permit

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Linthicum medical marijuana dispensary receives county approval, building permit


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Trump administration declares opioid crisis a public health emergency

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Trump administration declares opioid crisis a public health emergency


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  • Donald S. Coffey, Hopkins prostate cancer researcher
    Donald S. Coffey, Hopkins prostate cancer researcher

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    Donald S. Coffey. a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine teacher and prostate cancer scientist who researched why malignant cells reproduce so erratically, died of heart failure Nov. 9 at his Catonsville home. He was 85. “As the patriarch of prostate cancer research, his teaching influenced entire generations of cancer researchers worldwide,” said Dr. Walter Isaacs, who worked with him at Hopkins
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Diseases & Conditions

  • Baltimore County facing higher costs for inmate care due to addiction, mental health services
    Baltimore County facing higher costs for inmate care due to addiction, mental health services

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    The cost of providing medical care for inmates at the Baltimore County jail in Towson is rising more than 50 percent — several million dollars a year — due primarily to an increase in inmates and detainees with opioid addiction, mental illness or chronic diseases. The County Council is set to vote Tuesday on a contract for a private company, PrimeCare Medical, to manage medical, dental and behavioral health treatment for the jail’s roughly 1,200 inmates
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Health care

  • Doctors thought a woman had cancer - but it was just a reaction to an old tattoo
    Doctors thought a woman had cancer - but it was just a reaction to an old tattoo

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    She had sought medical attention for small lumps under her arms, but doctors in Australia discovered it was worse than that - enlarged lymph nodes were also in her chest and in the roots of her lungs. They suspected it was lymphoma, a type of cancer that attacks the lymphatic system, which removes toxins and other waste from the body. "Ninety-nine times out of 100, [this] will be lymphoma," one of the woman's doctors, Christian Bryant, told CNN
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Medical Institutions

  • Pikesville dispensary is latest conflict between medical cannabis providers and neighbors
    Pikesville dispensary is latest conflict between medical cannabis providers and neighbors

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    Pikesville residents gathered Tuesday in a Towson hearing room, waiting patiently on benches to voice their fears about and opposition to a proposed medical cannabis dispensary in their community. The dispensary might be a magnet for crime, they told a zoning appeals board Tuesday. There could be unsavory people loitering around the business. Traffic could get worse. It could be converted to selling recreational marijuana, if that’s ever legalized, they said
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Hospital

  • Upper Chesapeake Health chief addresses concerns about changes in Havre de Grace
    Upper Chesapeake Health chief addresses concerns about changes in Havre de Grace

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    Lyle Sheldon, president and CEO of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, faced a Havre de Grace community Thursday that is deeply concerned about the proposed closure of its community hospital and the construction of a new medical center. "Just remember that we're a key stakeholder," City Council President David Glenn said. Sheldon and other top officials with Upper Chesapeake spoke to a crowd of about 75 gathered in a meeting room in the Havre de Grace Library — UCH had announced a "casual open session" on the latest developments in its Vision 2020 plan for transforming health care in Cecil and Harford counties
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Drugs & Medications

  • Dr. Emile R. Mohler III, professor of medicine, dies
    Dr. Emile R. Mohler III, professor of medicine, dies

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    Dr. Emile R. Mohler III, a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania whose specialty was cardiology and vascular medicine, died Friday from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, at his home in Newtown, Pa. The former Ellicott City resident was 56. The son of Dr. Emile R. Mohler Jr., a hematologist who was chairman of the department of medicine at Saint Agnes Hospital, and Peggy Mohler Strahan, director of grants and grants development at Howard County Community College, Emile Riggs Mohler III was born in Baltimore and raised in Ellicott City
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Cancer

  • Howard County General Hospital team among Relay for Life supporters
    Howard County General Hospital team among Relay for Life supporters

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    Sandy Roemer, a registered nurse at Howard County General Hospital, said she was "shocked" when a mammogram more than two decades ago revealed her breast cancer diagnosis. Through support from her colleagues and husband, Larry, the Ellicott City resident recovered, only to face a second diagnosis two years later. Today, Roemer, 63, is a 21-year breast cancer survivor who celebrates her recovery as the captain of the hospital's Relay for Life Healing Angels team
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