| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Frank J. Russell, the former owner of a carpet company who was a longtime Salvation Army volunteer and an accomplished portrait artist, died of pneumonia Aug. 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 79.
"He was a very gifted artist, and there is...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Months after the Affordable Care Act's first open enrollment period made headlines with technical woes and a rush of last-minute sign-ups, a less-publicized push is underway to insure people whose lives have recently changed.
Marriage, birth, a move...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 12:10 PM
There are environmental factors to consider, Rhonda Harmon noted, but also two simple explanations: people love spending time at the beach, and in our culture, some equate beauty with a really great tan.
“Most people, I think it’s fair to...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:12 PM
HAZLETON — U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta is introducing a bill that will give municipalities and states a say in whether the federal government can house immigrant children in their communities.
Various federal and other programs have brought 450 young...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:29 AM
A British man who contracted Ebola in West Africa has been discharged after successful treatment with the experimental ZMapp drug, the Royal Free Hospital in London said Wednesday. William Pooley, 29, was treated in a special isolation unit after...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 10:30 PM
A former acting director of cyber security for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was convicted Tuesday of child pornography charges.
Jurors in federal court in Nebraska convicted Timothy DeFoggi, 56, after a four-day trial.
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:00 PM
More than 600,000 low-income Pennsylvanians will gain access to government-subsidized health insurance starting in January under an agreement announced Thursday by state and federal officials.
The deal overhauls the state's Medicaid program, which...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Insurance companies may not limit the number of doctor visits to treat autism, the Connecticut Insurance Department said in a bulletin this week.
The Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010 prohibits a dollar limit on benefits in a health,...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:01 AM
The Drug Enforcement Administration has spent the last decade considering whether to make it harder to obtain the most popular type of narcotic painkiller: "hydrocodone combination" products, such as Vicodin and Lortab. And now it will. But the new...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Here's a prediction: The next legal battle over the Obama adminsitration's contraception mandate will be over who has to write what kind of letter to whom.
The administration announced Friday the latest tweaks to the requirement that all new employer-...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:12 PM
If Connecticut were a high school student, she might be considered an aloof teenager with a generous allowance and a drug problem.
That's the image, anyway, that recent surveys are giving this state. A snapshot:
Living well. A new federal report shows...