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Md. may make 'bath salts' drug illegal

Maryland's health secretary is considering classifying synthetic drugs known as "bath salts" as controlled dangerous substances, making them illegal.

Tags: Joshua Sharfstein , bath salts

Friday - 06/10/2011, 03:06pm EDT

Warm weather increases dangers of Lyme disease

As the weather turns balmy and people begin to traverse more wooded areas, health officials are reminding them to watch out for the nation's most commonly reported disease transmitted by ticks, mosquitoes or fleas: Lyme disease.

Tags: Anusha Belani , Frederick Memorial Hospital , Lyme disease , ticks

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 12:23pm EDT

Further abuse in Medicaid transpo program

WTOP has learned of further abuse by Medicaid recipients, successfully billing the state for hundreds of miles in cab fare, food and personal trips sporting events.

Tags: Evan Haning , Paul D. Shinkman , Erica L. Brecher , Medicaid , Transportation , Nelson Sabatini , William Donald Schaefer , David Paulson ,

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 09:53am EDT

Maryland braces for next H1N1 spike

Even though recent cases of H1N1 are down after two waves last year, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said it would not be surprising for this flu strain to surface again in a big way one or two more times.

Tags: swine flu , H1N1

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 02:00am EST