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Members of Congress Question Obama Administration’s Handling of Ebola

Members of Congress Question Obama Administration’s Handling of Ebola

Members of Congress harshly criticized the Obama Administration's handling of the Ebola virus during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing Friday.

Translating Ebola: Getting Info to Those Who Don’t Speak English as a First Language

Translating Ebola: Getting Info to Those Who Don’t Speak English as a First Language

Reaching populations who don’t speak English as their first language to talk about public health information can be a complex task that takes a lot of preparation to tackle effectively. This struggle plays out all the time in some of Maryland’s most diverse counties, where language barriers and cultural differences persist, and information consumption varies widely.

First Lady Michelle Obama Welcomes Schoolchildren to Fall Garden Harvest and Lunch

First Lady Michelle Obama Welcomes Schoolchildren to Fall Garden Harvest and Lunch

The First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama welcomes schoolchildren from around the country, including Esther Matheny from Chevy Chase, Maryland, to participate in the fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden.

From Seed to Smoker: The Medical Marijuana Process

From Seed to Smoker: The Medical Marijuana Process

A state committee will spend years working on detailed regulations before medical marijuana becomes legally available in Maryland. The process is long, complex, and controversial.

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Program Provides Insight for Prospective Business Owners

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Program Provides Insight for Prospective Business Owners

BETHESDA - Prospective medical marijuana business owners learn the ins and outs about state and federal laws as the state of Maryland gears up to implement its own medical marijuana law.

State Health Officials Say They’re Learning from Ebola Mistakes in Texas

State Health Officials Say They’re Learning from Ebola Mistakes in Texas

Maryland state health officials are learning from the mistakes made at a Texas hospital that have left two nurses who cared for an Ebola patient infected with the disease themselves.

Health Officials Grilled on Ebola Response, Members of Congress Push for Travel Ban

Health Officials Grilled on Ebola Response, Members of Congress Push for Travel Ban

Banning air travel to the United States from the West African countries affected by Ebola could cause people to travel by other means that cannot be monitored, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Thursday.

State Employees Learn Details of Controversial New State Wellness Program

State Employees Learn Details of Controversial New State Wellness Program

It was standing room only--with many being turned away--when state employees turned out in College Park to learn the details about a controversial new state wellness program.