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Opioids trend upward in Howard County

Though Howard County has seen a 27 percent decrease in nonfatal overdoses in 2020 compared to this time last year, there has also been...

Stem Cell Research Commission awards $7M

The Columbia-based Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission (Commission) has approved funding to its second round of 2020 recipients for a total of $ 7,053,759....

State to start contact tracing campaign

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has begun rolling out a statewide campaign to educate Marylanders about the importance of contact tracing and how...

NewWave launches Onyx

Elkridge-based NewWave Telecom and Technologies Inc., announced the launch of Onyx Technology, a subsidiary focused on providing health plans with the products and services...

Howard updates testing, tracing efforts

The Howard County Health Department is in the process of hiring and onboarding contact tracers to add to its team of current and volunteer...

Ambu launches new single-use cystoscope

Ambu Inc., a medical device maker and maker of sterile, single-use endoscopes that bases its U.S. operations in Columbia, has introduced a new single-use...

Howard hospital gets top safety rating

Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) again received the top patient safety rating from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization. The...

AIR to acquire Columbia’s IMPAQ

The American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the world’s leading behavioral and social science research organizations, has agreed to acquire Columbia-based IMPAQ, a...

Howard expands PPE supply, dashboard data updated

Howard County has worked with other jurisdictions to place bulk orders of personal protective equipment (PPE), accessed the strategic national stockpile, and received many...

New federal funds for mental health services approved

The full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Andy Harris,...

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