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In 2017, Marylanders surrendered more than 2,500 pounds of drugs to bins at police barracks across the state. (Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A coalition of Maryland leaders and health care advocates have launched a statewide coalition focused on reducing the number of people becoming addicted or dying from opioid use. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 1,800 Marylanders died in 2016 from opio

Completing a medical advance directive is also known as creating a

BALTIMORE -- Untimely or unexpected sickness or injuries can occur at any time. Now, Maryland AARP, the state Attorney General's Office and the Maryland Department of Aging are making sure citizens across the state can be as prepared as possible. As part of National Healthcare Decisions Day, those

The signing of the Affordable Care Act enabled some 400,000 Marylanders to gain health insurance. (Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Supporters and opponents agree the groundbreaking federal Affordable Care Act is far from perfect, but those in favor are celebrating the eighth anniversary of millions gaining health coverage while pointing to simple fixes to make the plan better. On Friday, legislators, he

The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act also requires that businesses that employ 14 or fewer employees provide unpaid sick and safe leave for certain employees. (William Brawley/Flickr)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A new law requiring many Maryland employers to provide paid sick leave has officially gone into effect, despite Gov. Larry Hogan's attempt to kill the bill last year. With business groups on his side, Hogan's veto was seen as a big victory for business until the General Asse

World Health Organization recommendations aim to help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics in human medicine by reducing their unnecessary use in animals. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Starting in January, Maryland becomes the second state in the nation to restrict the routine use of antibiotics in animals. The state's new Keep Antibiotics Effective Act will prohibit large farms from feeding healthy cattle, hogs and poultry antibiotics at low doses to promote g

The National Coalition For Responsible Technology is calling for a moratorium on cell towers and cell antennas near homes, hospitals, schools and children's recreation areas. Ellen Marks, director of the California Brain Tumor Association, speaking.   (Theodora Scarato/NCRT)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — As wireless communication increasingly becomes a way of life, some health advocates say there is little-to-no communication about the health risks associated with radiation emitted by devices such as cellphones. Theodora Scarato, executive director at the Environmental Healt

GOP lawmakers missed a key deadline this weekend to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Virginia Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Groups that have pushed for health care for all Americans are breathing a collective sigh of relief. Senate Republicans missed a deadline this weekend to use the budget reconciliation process to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That means they now have to have 60 Senate vot

Many chickens that are sold at the local feed store come from large factory farms. (cdc.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Nearly 1,000 people across the country have become ill this year from salmonella connected to backyard flocks of chickens, ducks and geese. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 10 separate salmonella outbreaks that have affected people in 48 states - incl

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