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A new weapon in Maryland’s fight against heroin

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After almost 20 years dealing with convicts, Major Craig Rowe could see the trend. “The majority of our crimes in Washington County are either directly related to or a byproduct of addiction, [whether] crime directly related to the heroin or ...

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Health officials cut off water in part of building after 17 are sickened

Baltimore health officials say a water heater they blamed for sickening people at an office complex has been replaced, but the building’s water systems must be flushed. Seventeen employees at the Johns Hopkins at Keswick administrative complex were sickened last ...

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Health dept. closes Timonium surgery center

Maryland health officials have closed a cosmetic surgery center after three patients who had liposuction developed severe infections, including one who subsequently died. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Wednesday ordered the closure of Monarch Med Spa ...

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CDC trying out free rapid AIDS test at Riverdale pharmacy, other drugstores

ATLANTA — Getting an AIDS test at the drugstore could become as common as a flu shot or blood pressure check, if a new pilot program takes off. The $1.2 million program will offer the free rapid HIV tests at ...

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Proposal would require defibrillators at Anne Arundel pools

ANNAPOLIS — The Anne Arundel County Council is scheduled to vote on emergency legislation that would require all public and semi-public pools to have a defibrillator. County Executive John Leopold has introduced the legislation, called Connor’s Law, and the council ...

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