| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Some provisions went into effect by the end of that year and some over the following three years.
But by popular perception, the act kicked in last Oct. 1, when enrollment for...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Attorney General Pam Bondi would like her previous four years in office to be remembered for closing down pill mills and cracking down on human trafficking.
And they will. But they will also be remembered for her tenacious defense of the state's same-...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Maryland has won a five-year, $650 million federal grant that will give officials more flexibility to run the state's foster care program and reduce the number of children entering the system, Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration said Tuesday.
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Connecticut is one of five states in the country to receive a five-year Community of Practice Grant, which examines the process of improving supports to individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families across the span of their lifetime. The...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:25 PM
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to invest in diabetes and heart disease prevention efforts in five designated regions in the state, including Baltimore.
The award is one of 21 grants...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Monthly premiums for the second year of Obamacare health insurance plans are expected to rise an average of 13 percent, Florida officials announced Monday.
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has completed its analysis of recently submitted health...
| Sep 21, 2014
Half of all children given up for adoption will search for their birth parents at some point in their lives. Those adopted as infants are the most common group of people searching, and most often they start looking for the mother first, according to...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Looking to enroll people in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, government and volunteer agencies headed to the state's population centers. The effort paid off.
Newly released data on enrollment of individuals who signed up during the...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Innovative Products are Keeping up With the Needs of a Growing Senior Population
Assistive device products, high-tech communication systems, and innovative pill dispensers are providing needed solutions for both patients and caregivers who are...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 5:58 PM
— More than 3,000 children detained after illegally crossing the border into the Southwestern United States have quietly resettled in Florida this year, and the prospect of more arrivals has sparked a mixture of compassion and fear.
| Sep 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
You may associate reading nutrition labels with trying to lose weight, but the truth is, reading food labels is an important practice for everyone. Understanding all the components of a label can be a bit tricky, but once you know what you’re...