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5 Die from Hypothermia in Maryland in a Month

State public health officials say Maryland has seen its first deaths from hypothermia this season, with five people dying from cold-related conditions in a month.


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Heroin Drives Spike in Overdose Deaths in Md.

Maryland had a 33 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in the first quarter of this year.


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Md. Court Dismisses Swim School’s Lawsuit

A Carroll County judge is dismissing a lawsuit filed by a children’s swimming school chain against the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.


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Howard County Man is Md.’s 1st Heat Death in 2013

Public health officials say the state’s first heat-related death for 2013 has been confirmed.


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Md. Reports 1st Pediatric Flu-Related Death

State health officials say the season’s first pediatric flu-related death has been confirmed in Maryland.