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  • Owner of imaging firm linked to patient deaths in indictment

    Owner of imaging firm linked to patient deaths in indictment
    The owner of an Owings Mills imaging firm was accused in a federal indictment this week of contributing to the deaths of four people whose disease and infection were not caught on X-rays because employees were not qualified to read them. Rafael...
  • Commentary: Listen to what your heartburn may be telling you

    If reaching for an antacid following a meal has become a form of dessert for you, it may be time to reevaluate that burning sensation in your chest. While occasional heartburn is nothing to be alarmed about, especially after a particularly spicy or fatty...
  • Respiratory virus lingering into spring

    Respiratory virus lingering into spring
    The season for RSV, respiratory syncytial virus, typically tracks the flu closely. This year, the common virus, which causes infection of the lungs and breathing passages, and is particularly dangerous in young children, appeared earlier and has outlasted...
  • Bird flu strikes yet another commercial turkey facility in Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS The commercial turkey industry in Minnesota, the nation's largest, has been struck yet again by bird flu, officials said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the detection of the disease in a turkey operation in southwest...
  • County women walk to raise awareness, funds for MS

    Lisa Martin and Kati Townsley, both Carroll County residents, will be participating in Walk MS in Westminster April 26. The event is one of many designed and organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise funds and awareness for Multiple...
  • Dear Pharmacist: Have low blood pressure? Crave salt? Listen up

    Dear Pharmacist: Have low blood pressure? Crave salt? Listen up
    "There is nothing to be concerned about." Have you been told this by your medical provider? Yet you have trouble thinking, you're tired all the time and frequently feel cold. You probably "gray out" first thing in the morning when you get out of bed...
  • GlaxoSmithKline establishing vaccine research center in Rockville, bringing 600 jobs

    GlaxoSmithKline establishing vaccine research center in Rockville, bringing 600 jobs
    British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is establishing a vaccine research center in Rockville that it expects will bring 600 jobs to the state. The site will join others in Belgium and Italy as one of the company's three hubs for vaccine research and...
  • Deadly bird flu shows up in South Dakota, 5th Minnesota farm

    A bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry has spread to a second turkey farm in one of the top turkey-producing counties of Minnesota, state and federal officials said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the H5N2 strain in a flock...
  • Hopkins faces $1B lawsuit over role in government study that gave subjects STDs

    Hopkins faces $1B lawsuit over role in government study that gave subjects STDs
    Nearly 800 former research subjects and their families filed a billion-dollar lawsuit Wednesday against the Johns Hopkins University, blaming the institution for its role in 1940s government experiments in Guatemala that infected hundreds with syphilis,...
  • Pfizer stops China vaccine sales as import license expires

    Pfizer has stopped selling its Prevnar 7 pneumonia vaccine in China after its import license expired, but the U.S. drugmaker still intends to launch the world's most widely used vaccine, Prevnar 13, in that market. The world's second-biggest drugmaker by...
  • An old new way to combat HIV

    An old new way to combat HIV
    By signing a religious freedom bill that provoked a hail of criticism, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence did a brilliant job of diverting attention from something deserving of commendation. That same day, he took a wise step to contain an outbreak of HIV infections...