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Oct 9, 2014

Ebola preparations ratcheted up at Md. facilities

Health care providers in Maryland said they’re doing everything they can to be on the lookout for potential cases of Ebola, and that they’re confident those preparations are adequate.

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May 28, 2014

Thumbs-down to the handshake?

Dr. Mark Lamos isn’t afraid to shake his patients’ hands. But, according to at least a few physicians, he should be.

Dec 2, 2013

N.H. hospital worker gets 39 years in hepatitis case

CONCORD, N.H. — A traveling medical technician was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and infecting dozens of patients in four states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes. David Kwiatkowski, 34, was a cardiac technologist in 18 hospitals in seven states before being hired at New Hampshire’s Exeter Hospital in 2011. […]

Jul 5, 2012

Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday

WASHINGTON — Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago. The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service […]

May 11, 2012

FDA reviews first rapid, take-home test for HIV

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is considering approval of the first over-the-counter HIV test that would allow consumers to quickly test themselves for the virus at home, without medical supervision. FDA reviewers said Friday the OraQuick In-Home HIV test could play a significant role in slowing the spread of HIV, according to briefing […]

Oct 12, 2011

Prostate testing’s dark side: Men who were harmed

Terry Dyroff’s PSA blood test led to a prostate biopsy that didn’t find cancer but gave him a life-threatening infection. In the emergency room several days later, “I didn’t sit, I just laid on the floor, I felt so bad,” said Dyroff, 65, a retired professor from Silver Spring, Md. “I honestly thought I might […]

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