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Sign-ups surge ahead of Obamacare deadline

Eager to get health insurance starting Jan. 1, Americans flocked to state and federal Obamacare exchanges Monday to sign up for policies.

Three ways to make 2014 your healthiest year!

Is it time to think about the New Year already?

New drug could save millions of lives

A new drug is on the horizon that scientists say will save millions of lives. If approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, it may be here before 2013 comes to a close.

5 ways to preserve your teeth as you age

For all intents and purposes, we really get only one shot to take care of our teeth.

Quit-smoking drugs safe for your heart

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death world-wide. About half of all long-term smokers will die because of their addiction. But the good news is that nearly 70% of current smokers want to quit, says the CDC.

Facebook friend donates kidney, saves woman's life

Some say Facebook friend lists are made up of people not very close at all, but all it took was a status update for a grade school classmate to step up and save a woman's life.

Maryland AG Advises health insurance companies to treat consumers fairly

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler advised Maryland health insurance carriers that consumers who receive a policy cancellation notice must be informed of their full rights and options under state and federal law, and that such communications should be concise and ...

Merck for Mothers launched in United States

One of the most cherished moments for a woman is giving life. However, for many new mothers, their lives end shortly after giving birth.

The impact of maternal mortality

Twenty-one years ago, Dr. Doral Pulley and his wife Alecia were happily awaiting the arrival of their twins. The newlyweds’ long awaited moment had arrived. Alecia gave birth to a set of twin girls— Brittney and Courtney. Then, something went ...

World AIDS Day 25th Anniversary: See how far we’ve come

The 25th Anniversary of World AIDS Day will be commemorated on December 1, 2013 to raise awareness about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Cardiologist Elijah Saunders key figure in documentary

Heart disease is the number one killer in America, but diabetes is the number one root cause of heart attack and stroke.

Maryland Tobacco Quitline provides free medication to help smokers quit

November 21, 2013, is the Great American Smokeout® – providing Maryland residents who need help quitting tobacco the perfect opportunity to make the decision to enroll in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Maryland Tobacco Quitline.

The United States of Depression?

It’s no wonder nearly one in 10 Americans suffers from depression.

Md. Black Caucus kicks off Diabetes Awareness Month

Six months after he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, a young decorated veteran lay on the floor with a 1600 sugar level fighting for his life.

City initiative working to save babies

For decades, Baltimore City had the dubious distinction of having the highest infant mortality rate in the state.