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Health Care

Jul 2, 2007

Many restaurants ignoring NYC trans fat ban rules

New Yorkers may have tasted the difference as new rules took effect barring trans fats - but they couldn't always see the effect of a requirement that restaurants list calorie counts on menus.

Jun 28, 2007

Bush signals willingness to compromise on health insurance proposal

The Bush administration sought Wednesday to turn a coming debate over children's health insurance into one that focuses on helping all of the uninsured.

Jun 28, 2007

Advisers recommend FDA approve device that uses cold to treat abnormal heart rhythms

A medical device that relies on freezing cold to treat some abnormal heart rhythms should be approved, federal health advisers recommended Wednesday.

Jun 27, 2007

Maryland patient safety center leads work in MRSA prevention

As concerns rise over Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infections nationwide, the Maryland Patient Safety Center is leading a promising new effort to eradicate transmission of the deadly strain.

Jun 27, 2007

Climate changes are making poison ivy more potent

Poison ivy, the scourge of summer campers, hikers and gardeners, is getting worse. The latest research studied poison ivy plants in Maryland under rising levels of carbon-dioxide exposure.

Jun 26, 2007

AMA seeks probe of retail-based health clinics, says they could pose conflict of interest

The American Medical Association wants authorities to investigate whether quickie retail-based health clinics run by pharmacy chains pose conflicts of interest that put profits ahead of patient health.

Jun 26, 2007

Court refuses to dismiss Nigeria's $7 billion lawsuit against Pfizer over a drug study

A court denied a request Tuesday by Pfizer Inc. to throw out a Nigerian government lawsuit seeking $7 billion in damages over allegations the company conducted a drug experiment that led to deaths and disabilities among children more than a decade ago.

Jun 26, 2007

Hospitals’ Rx for smoking

When St. Agnes Hospital in Catonsville followed in the footsteps of many of its peers and enacted a campus-wide smoking ban, it had a marked impact on many of its 3,000 employees.

Jun 21, 2007

Mercy to build $400M hospital downtown

Mercy Medical Center has become the latest Maryland hospital to announce a major construction project, unveiling plans for a $400 million facility to replace its aging hospital in downtown Baltimore.

Jun 21, 2007

SEIU hoping Baltimore meeting helps it to expand its reach

The local labor union that championed the

Jun 21, 2007

Estrogen pills may lessen artery buildup for some younger women, study suggests

Five years after a landmark study scared millions of women off hormones for menopause symptoms, new research suggests the pills may offer some heart benefits for certain younger women who start taking them in their 50s.

Jun 20, 2007

Additional Health Information

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