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  • CareFirst invests $1 million to train nurses

    CareFirst invests  $1 million to train nurses
    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is investing another $1 million in a program it launched six years ago to help train the next generation of nurse educators. The program gives nurses a stipend of up to $80,000 to pursue a master's or doctorate degree....
  • Premiums to go up as much as 25 percent under health reform

    Premiums to go up as much as 25 percent under health reform
    Marylanders who buy health insurance on a state exchange under health reform could see their premiums jump as much as 25 percent under rates approved by state regulators, but those increases are less than insurers sought. Maryland Insurance...
  • Federal birth control ruling upsets religious groups

    Federal birth control ruling upsets religious groups
    Church officials and other religious-based groups are gearing up to fight an order by the Obama administration that they include birth control in employee health plans — a requirement some say could threaten the protection of other moral beliefs and...
  • Man, 25, identified in fatal Owings Mills car crash

    Police have identified the man who died Thursday morning after he was involved in a two-car accident near Owings Mills Mall, police said. Joseph Russell Royston Jr., 25, lived in Hampstead and was pronounced dead at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown...
  • Fair treatment for all cancer patients

    Our lawmakers in Annapolis have an opportunity to eliminate a significant disparity in access to chemotherapy for the thousands of Marylanders treated for cancer each year. The access issue is one of cost and the difference in how much insurance companies...
  • Annapolis woman pleads guilty to $2.6 million frauds

    An Annapolis woman pleaded guilty Friday to using false identities to bilk banks, Social Security and private and public insurers of $2.6 million, prosecutors said. From 2005 though 2009, Winnie Joanne Barefoot, 57, used stolen identities to take out...
  • CareFirst gives $8.5 million to safety net health programs

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the region's largest insurer, said Monday that it will give morethan $8.5 million over three years to 12 safety net health center programs to help treat the most vunerable patients. The money is expected to help 66,000...
  • Maryland's infant mortality rate drops to lowest level on record

    Maryland's infant mortality rate drops to lowest level on record
    After moving aggressively in recent years to make a dent in Maryland's stubbornly high infant mortality rate, city and state officials plan to announce Wednesday a significant drop, to the lowest level on record. Data from the state Department of...
  • Woman held on bail in Walmart bleach attack

    Woman held on bail in Walmart bleach attack
    The bleach and Pine-Sol fight that temporarily shut down a Baltimore County Walmart over the weekend was the latest dispute in a heated love triangle, according to court documents, witnesses and attorneys involved in the case. A Baltimore County judge on...
  • Maryland to increase primary care health work force by 25 percent

    Maryland to increase primary care health work force by 25 percent
    State officials on Tuesday announced a plan to increase the number of primary care health professionals by as much as 25 percent in the next decade through a wide range of goals that include increased educational opportunities, financial incentives and...
  • Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.

    Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.
    Public health officials are warning adults and adolescents to get booster shots in the wake of an unusually large number of cases of whooping cough this year around the nation and in Maryland. More than 20,000 cases of the respiratory disease were...