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  • Melanoma rates on the rise, CDC says

    WASHINGTON — Melanoma rates have doubled in the past 30 years, according to a monthly report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rates increased from 11 cases per 100,000 people in 1982, to…

  • Washington County got $63,000 for inmate anti-addiction drug

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Washington County Detention Center has been awarded a $62,700 state grant to help inmates overcome their addictions to heroin and other opiates. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown (http://bit.ly/1BKuRRL ) reports in…

  • Transitioning Genders Can Lead to Steep Medical Costs, Experts Say

    (NEW YORK) — With Caitlyn Jenner making her high-profile debut on the cover of Vanity Fair on Monday, experts say the newly-minted transgender icon may help shed light on the financial and medical difficulties of…

  • Long road back for burned Wash. bear cub

    SEATTLE (AP) — It’s been a long road back to health for the bear cub Cinder who was found badly burned after last summer’s Carlton Complex wildfire in north-central Washington. She was found under a…

  • California considers health coverage for immigrant kids

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally and seek…

  • Md. woman dies after botched butt injections; surgeon at large

    WASHINGTON — A Maryland woman died after she received botched butt injections in a New York basement over the weekend — and the surgeon who performed the procedure is at large. Kelly Mayhew — a 34-year-old…

  • UN chief urges all nations to help end Ebola in West Africa

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that as long as there is one Ebola case in West Africa “all countries are at risk” and is urging every nation to support the final…

  • Georgetown to hold free outdoor fitness classes this summer

    WASHINGTON — Free outdoor fitness classes will be available in Georgetown Waterfront Park through September as part of the Georgetown Business Improvement District’s “Healthy Days of Summer” promotion. The promotion, which kicks off June 8, includes classes and…

  • NBA union to investigate league’s concussion protocol

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When NBA union chief Michele Roberts watched Stephen Curry return to a game after his head slammed against the floor and he walked woozily to the locker room, she immediately took…

  • Doctors complete surgery on Secretary Kerry for broken leg

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors completed surgery Tuesday on Secretary of State John Kerry’s broken leg at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and predicted he would make a full recovery. Dr. Dennis Burke, an orthopedic surgeon…

  • More than 10M enrolled this year under Obama’s health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 10 million people have signed up for private health insurance this year under President Barack Obama’s law, the administration said Tuesday. That puts the nation finally within reach of coverage…

  • House panel votes to repeal health law’s medical device tax

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-run House committee voted Tuesday to repeal a 2.3 percent tax on many medical devices that helps pay for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The Ways and Means Committee’s mostly…

  • Doctors finish surgery on Kerry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors in Boston have completed surgery on Secretary of State John Kerry’s broken leg. A spokesman says Kerry is in good condition and is resting. He suffered the injury in a bike…

  • Before or after? The best time to floss

    WASHINGTON — Should you floss before you brush your teeth or after? Turns out there are benefits to both. Dr. Edward R. Hewlett, a spokesman for the American Dental Association, says to floss first.  He argues this…

  • Ohio cancels poultry shows at fairs amid bird flu outbreak

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — All poultry shows at the Ohio State Fair and county fairs across the state have been canceled this year because of the threat of a deadly bird flu virus, the state’s…