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  • A chance to fix Medicare

    A chance to fix Medicare
    More than 1 million men and women in Maryland have one thing in common: They are enrolled in Medicare or Tricare. These programs provide seniors, the disabled and military families the coverage they need to remain healthy and to access the care when...
  • When cancer comes early

     When cancer comes early
    Katherine Warrick was 31 when she was blindsided by an aggressive form of breast cancer. Like many young adults, she simply had no time for it: She was a newlywed, finishing her first year of graduate school and working full time as a social worker....
  • Studies highlight treatment realities and promising new drugs

     Studies highlight treatment realities and promising new drugs
    234,000 number of Americans who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Men account for 2,240 cases. An estimated 40,000 will die from the disease. 55.9% of black women on Medicare who were told they...
  • Let Advanced Practice Nurses Practice Independently

    One of the more controversial bills being discussed by lawmakers in Connecticut' s General Assembly would give advanced practice registered nurses the right to practice independently. Current regulations allow them to practice collaboratively under...
  • Epilepsy drug in pregnancy tied to autism risk

    Epilepsy drug in pregnancy tied to autism risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who take the epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy are three times more likely to have a child with an autism spectrum disorder, suggests new research based on close to 700,000 babies born in Denmark. Previous studies...
  • Anthem Agrees To Reprocess 28,000 Psychotherapy Claims, Pay $400,000 To Providers

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut agreed to pay $400,000 to psychiatrists and behavioral-health providers for services dating back to Jan. 1 and to reprocess thousands of claims, the state Insurance Department said Wednesday. At issue is...
  • When weight is disabling

    When weight is disabling
    Lisa Harrison weighed 527 pounds on the day she was fired from her job at a Louisiana drug addiction treatment center. The 5-foot-2-inch Harrison, who believed her employer considered her "disabled" due to her weight, filed a discrimination charge with...
  • Sinai to research new drug to prevent blood clots, heart attacks in stent patients

    Sinai to research new drug to prevent blood clots, heart attacks in stent patients
    A Sinai Hospital cardiologist is launching a clinical trial of a type of coronary artery disease drug not yet tested in humans, building on a history at the Baltimore hospital of research to develop more effective treatments to prevent blood clotting....
  • Lyme disease, autism link cast into doubt

    Lyme disease, autism link cast into doubt
    Since 2008, when a group of physicians drew a hypothetical link between Lyme disease and autism, a growing number of patient activists have embraced the belief that the hallmark neuropsychiatric symptoms of autism may spring from the body's immune...
  • Don't Label Genetically Engineered Food

    Don't Label Genetically Engineered Food
    The recent call for labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients — especially on a state-by-state basis as in Connecticut — is unnecessary, unrealistic and uninformed. As someone who grew up and attended college in...
  • Inside the actors' studio, with Zach Braff

    Inside the actors' studio, with Zach Braff
    Zach Braff (Northwestern University, class of '97), the third most popular Zach in Hollywood (after Galifianakis and Efron), went back to his old school last week. He'd returned to teach an acting class, a one-time workshop. The day before, he tweeted:...