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State Health Officials: Maryland is Prepared to Respond to Ebola

State Health Officials: Maryland is Prepared to Respond to Ebola

Maryland is prepared to deal with the possibility of an Ebola infection, assured health officials at a Thursday press conference at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Baltimore.

Maryland Health Care Exchange Premium Rates Expected to Increase

Maryland Health Care Exchange Premium Rates Expected to Increase

When the state exchange opens in November, Marylanders should expect an increase in health care plan premiums for next year.

O’Malley Administration Unveils Website to Help Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

O’Malley Administration Unveils Website to Help Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

The website, Buscando, is the newest phase in Maryland's response to the needs of unaccompanied immigrant children in the state.

Ocean City Officials Prepping for Tobacco Restrictions

Ocean City Officials Prepping for Tobacco Restrictions

Smokers on the O.C. beach and boardwalk will be limited to designated areas for lighting up.

Republicans Grill Federal Officials Ahead of Second Obamacare Enrollment Period

Republicans Grill Federal Officials Ahead of Second Obamacare Enrollment Period

Two months before the second enrollment period begins to purchase health insurance through the online marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act, Congress is asking if it’s going to go more smoothly this year.

Debate Over Baseline Testing Continues, Even As Use Spreads

Debate Over Baseline Testing Continues, Even As Use Spreads

Supporters say the tests can be valuable in determining when athletes who have had concussions should return to competition and school, but others wonder how worthwhile they are.

Molfese: Six Steps Could Improve Concussion Responses

Molfese: Six Steps Could Improve Concussion Responses

A professor at the University of Nebraska says more research into athletes' gear and better education of teachers, athletes and medical students are needed to improve responses to head injuries.

Concussion Numbers Dip for High School Sports in Howard Co.

Concussion Numbers Dip for High School Sports in Howard Co.

Howard County Public Schools saw a 19 percent drop last school year in reported sports-related concussions, after numbers steadily rose for several years.