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Health Department Official: ‘There Is An Epidemic Of Fear’ In US

The likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. is remote, in the view of a top Health and Human Services official who is assuring lawmakers that government agencies are preparing for any contingency.

13 hours ago

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White House Being Pressed to Enforce Obamacare’s Anti-Discrimination Provisions

Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation’s health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

08/18/2014

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Spokeswoman: Sebelius ‘Not Considering A Run For The Senate’

Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.

04/18/2014

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget Sylvia Mathews Burwell, applaud HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for her service during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, on April 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama: Sebelius ‘Will Go Down In History’ For Obamacare

President Barack Obama announced the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Friday and nominated his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, as her replacement.

04/11/2014

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Va. Group Seeks Info on Whether Abortions Reported

A conservative advocacy group is trying to find out whether health officials met what it says is a legal obligation to inform police about abortions on two 14-year-old girls.

03/21/2014

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West Nile Virus Confirmed in 3 Md. Adults

Maryland’s health department has confirmed three cases of West Nile virus in the Baltimore area.

08/23/2013

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Maryland Sees Increase in Drug Overdoses

Fatal overdoses from drugs and alcohol rose 15 percent in Maryland from 2011 to 2012, driven by a 54 percent increase in heroin-related deaths.

07/10/2013

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