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Health Rankings Released For D.C., Maryland And Virginia

When comparing D.C. to the rest of the country in terms of overall health, a new study says residents of the nation's capital are more likely to die earlier and less likely to graduate from high school.

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Needle Exchange Could Lose Funding

A program in the District to fight HIV/AIDS by providing clean needles to drug users is at risk of losing its federal funding, and that has local activists taking the fight to Capitol Hill.

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Lawmaker Proposes Extending Smoking Ban In Montgomery County

Smoking is already banned in all workplaces, bars and restaurants in Montgomery County. Now, one county council member wants to expand the ban to public areas of apartment buildings and townhouse developments where smoking is currently allowed.

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Health Care Exchange Bill Advances In Maryland

Unlike legislatures in other states, the Maryland General Assembly is moving quickly to set up the health care exchange that's required under the nations new health care law.

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Restaurants Not Following Montgomery County Law

In Maryland, the law requiring fast food restaurants in Montgomery County to post menus with nutritional information is almost nine months old. But only around a half of restaurants have fully complied with the law.

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McDonnell To Deliver GOP Address, Health Care Law In Mind

Virginia's governor, Bob McDonnell, will deliver the weekly Republican address this weekend. The GOP says the selection of McDonnell was timed to the first anniversary of the nation's health care law.

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African-American Church Leaders Form Response To HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Some of the most respected African-American church leaders in Maryland and the District are coming together to craft a unified response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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Doctors Oppose Maryland Bill To Track Prescriptions

A prescription drug bill winding through the Maryland General Assembly is receiving push back from upset doctors.

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