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  • In Maryland, smoking could cost you job

    In Maryland, smoking could cost you job
    Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center — whether as a surgeon or security guard — will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco. The Annapolis hospital's new hiring policy might be controversial, but it is...
  • Iraq's fracture adds to pain of soldier's survivors

     Iraq's fracture adds to pain of soldier's survivors
    When I read news reports about the chaotic civil war that's ripping apart Iraq and threatening to undo, at least, any modest gains effected by the investment of American blood and treasure, I think about the Landecks. Richard and Vicki Landeck live in...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Travelers Employee Selected As Chair Of The 2014 American Heart Association Walk

    The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Greg Toczydlowski of Travelers as Chair of the 2014 Greater Hartford Heart Walk. The 2014 Heart Walk will take...
  • READER SUBMITTED: National Association On Mental Illness Support Group

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers a support group for families and friends of individuals with a major mental illness. The next meeting will be held on July 17 at Center Congregational Church, 11 Center St., Manchester, from 7-8:30 p....
  • How to fix a broken market in antibiotics

    How to fix a broken market in antibiotics
    The drugs don't work - and neither does the market, when it comes to antibiotics. When sophisticated bugs that medicines used to kill within days start to fight back and win, all of healthcare, and the people it keeps alive, is in trouble. Take...
  • First Aid works for mental health, too

    First Aid works for mental health, too
    One in four adults in the U.S. will experience mental illness in their lifetime. That statistic provides fuel for the mental health first aid movement, which aims to teach people how to recognize the symptoms and connect people to treatment and resources....
  • Another Obamacare goal: Spend money on prevention, save money on cure

    Another Obamacare goal: Spend money on prevention, save money on cure
    Randy Gutzke, a longtime IV drug user who says he struggles daily to stay sober, recently was offered a quick-results test for hepatitis C at a West Side community health center. A case manager also reviewed the behaviors that put him at risk for...
  • Supplemental healthcare policies may relieve some worries

    Supplemental healthcare policies may relieve some worries
    Nicholas Lazzarini has a pretty good health insurance policy. But as a self-employed dancer, he says he worries about becoming sick or injured and incurring extra costs. "Unless you're on a TV show, you don't have coverage," says the 29-year-old from...
  • When kids come over the border

     When kids come over the border
    A foreigner crossed the Rio Grande near Hidalgo, Texas, the other day. He had spent three weeks traveling from Honduras, and he was carrying only one thing with him: a birth certificate. He was hoping to find relatives in San Antonio or Maryland. His name...
  • Bill to screen babies gets through General Assembly

     
    Just when you're ready to dismiss state politicians at budget time as a collection of hopeless cranky children, they went and passed a bill that makes sense. The General Assembly Tuesday passed Sen. Daylin Leach's bill to mandate pulse oximetry testing in...
  • Pet Vet: Ear canal issues prevalent problem for pups

    Alice is a 4-year-old golden retriever who lives with Karen, her caretaker. Alice has had a very good life, spending most of her time with Karen both inside and outside the house. She is walked every day for at least two miles and is very active....