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  • Health care reform moves ahead in Maryland, nationally

    Health care reform moves ahead in Maryland, nationally
    States including Maryland can move with more certainty to insure their poor, and the federal government can require others to buy health coverage after the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's landmark health care law Thursday. The highly...
  • Maryland poised for next phase of health reform

    Maryland poised for next phase of health reform
    Infinite Biomedical Technologies started to see the benefits of President Barack Obama's health reform law well before the Supreme Court decided its fate. The six-person medical device firm in East Baltimore, which develops technology for prosthetics,...
  • Dr. Philip J. Ferris, Franklin Square surgery chairman

    Dr. Philip J. Ferris, Franklin Square surgery chairman
    Dr. Philip J. Ferris, former longtime chairman of the department of surgery at Franklin Square Medical Center, died Nov. 8 of cardiac arrest at his Lutherville home. He was 79. "He was just a great man. He was down-to-earth and fun, but at the same...
  • Executives from Hopkins, UMMS, CareFirst weigh in on health care reform

    Executives from Hopkins, UMMS, CareFirst weigh in on health care reform
    The Supreme Court's recent ruling on federal health care reform may have settled legal concerns, but the heads of Maryland's top insurer and two largest medical institutions said there are still unanswered questions and worries about the law. "There...
  • Center Middle Student honored for fundraising efforts

    Center Middle Student honored for fundraising efforts
    Anne Arundel County eighth-grader Victoria Marinzel is not one for the spotlight. After Gov. Martin O'Malley surprised her at a school assembly Monday with a Compassionate Marylander Award and a Governor's Citation, he asked the Central Middle School...
  • Campaign to highlight options for uninsured

    Campaign to highlight options for uninsured
    For those who have heart disease, cancer, diabetes or another condition, buying health insurance can be impossible. "I was denied, denied, denied," said Jamie Engels, a 29-year-old Baltimore woman with a kidney disorder, about applying for private...
  • 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...
  • 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...