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D.C. Residents, Visitors Warned Of Measles Exposure

Officials in the District have identified several locations throughout the city where people may have come in contact with an airline passenger later determined to have measles.

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Md. Lawmakers Hold Hearings For New Medical Pot Law

A bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana, currently being considered by the Maryland House of Delegates, is creating hope for some in the state who feel there's no alternative.

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Alexandria Has Highest AIDS Rate In Northern Virginia

Despite protracted efforts to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS, Alexandria's rate of incidence is 3.4 times higher than the rate across Virginia.

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Md. Committee Hears Medical Marijuana Testimony

In Maryland, a joint House committee is hearing testimony for a bill to legalize medical marijuana. The O'Malley administration is not supporting the measure.

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Measles Exposure Alert Issued In D.C.

D.C.'s Department of Health is issuing an alert for a possible measles exposure earlier on Feb. 20 to Feb. 22.

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Virginia Sees Drop In Heart Attack Mortality Rates

According to the latest state numbers, more than 1,800 fewer people died from heart attacks in 2009 than in 2000 in Virginia. The latest data show an even bigger improvement among women.