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  • Flu appears to be ebbing in Maryland

    The 2008-2009 influenza season is not quite over, but Maryland health officials say it appears to have peaked and the number of new cases is on the wane. "We expect lower levels of flu throughout the rest of the month of April, but it should finally be...
  • Drugmakers fuel buzz on fibromyalgia

    Drugmakers fuel buzz on fibromyalgia
    Two drugmakers spent hundreds of millions of dollars last year to raise awareness of a murky illness, helping boost sales of pills recently approved as treatments and drowning out unresolved questions - including whether it's a real disease at all. Key...
  • 'My Sister's Keeper'

    "My Sister's Keeper" is a horror movie for parents and a righteous weeper that earns its tears. Directed with a sure, sensitive hand by Nick Cassavetes ("The Notebook"), it is an actors' showcase built on a moral dilemma. But at its most basic, it's just...
  • 3 things to avoid when cutting health costs

    3 things to avoid when cutting health costs
    Everyone's looking for ways to trim expenses now, and I've been getting a lot of questions from readers about strategies for reducing health-insurance costs. But I've also seen people make big mistakes in an attempt to save money. Avoid the following...
  • Patient, former inmate write of life in Carville

    Patient, former inmate write of life in Carville
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Driving the River Road to the National Hansen's Disease Museum in Carville, it is easy to get lost in time. That green levee, those majestic oaks are the stuff of a vintage, timeless Louisiana landscape. Closer to present memory,...
  • Covering the uninsured: A cost that pays

    Covering the uninsured: A cost that pays
    Access to affordable healthcare in the United States is an entitlement, a perquisite or a fantasy, depending on a seemingly arbitrary matrix of factors. Government insurance programs are available for the elderly, the permanently disabled, people with...
  • Making the public and private sectors partners in healthcare reform

    Making the public and private sectors partners in healthcare reform
    It's a question to which seemingly no one has the correct answer: What's the right model for healthcare reform in America? As The Times' March 27 editorial, "," explains, although negotiations between insurers, consumer groups and lawmakers have shown...
  • Keep kids hydrated

    Keep kids hydrated
    Once summer hits, many kids want to spend all day, every day playing outside. In addition to wearing cool clothing, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses, it's important to send kids outdoors with enough water to drink to avoid becoming dehydrated....
  • Improve care, lower costs

    Improve care, lower costs
    Americans like to complain about the healthcare system, but they're unnerved by many of the proposals for improving it. More than 90% of those surveyed last fall by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions said that healthcare costs are a threat to...
  • High bacteria levels found off Hilton Beach

    NEWPORT NEWS — A swimming advisory is in place at Hilton Beach due to high bacteria levels. Bacteria levels exceeded state water quality standards in a sample collected Wednesday at a fishing pier and small beach area in the Hilton Village area...
  • The reality of rationing

    The reality of rationing
    Opponents of the main Democratic proposals for healthcare reform warn that consumers would be stopped from getting the care they need when they need it. President Obama's plan is "rationing," one political strategist blogged. It's an unrealistic...