| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:27 PM
After years of fighting Medicare on denials for physical, occupational and speech therapy, the Center for Medicare Advocacy won a victory that its director hopes resolves the question once and for all.
The center, which has its national headquarters in...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 11:49 AM
I remember my great-grandmother a little. She was nearly 100 when I saw her in the nursing home, and my mind retains a sketchy image of a white-haired woman who remained seated and stared bemused at the G.I. Joe toy that I brought to show her.
I was 7 or...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:13 AM
Here's a statement from the governor's office released a short time ago:
Governor McDonnell Declares State of Emergency in Preparation for Hurricane Sandy
Long Duration Storm Has Potential to Produce Extensive Power Outages; Significant Flooding
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 7:40 PM
Holli Conrad went to bed Wednesday night armed with a message from PPL that her power should come back by 11 p.m. Wednesday at the latest.
In the dark since Monday night, Conrad didn't wait Thursday morning to test her electricity. As soon as she awoke,...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Barack Obama has not been a perfect president. Millions are still suffering from a weak economy, vitally important issues like climate change and immigration remain all but unaddressed, and most disappointingly, the promise of a new politics to move us...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:11 AM
Legislation to strengthen violence prevention standards at health care facilities across the state has been withdrawn in the Senate — ending its chances for passage in Annapolis this session.
Sen. Katherine Klausmeier, a Baltimore County...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:51 PM
He sits quietly in a wheelchair at a long-term care facility in his native Guelph, Ontario. Aldo Guidolin doesn’t talk — multiple strokes have robbed him of his speech — but his brown eyes follow ice hockey games on TV and the...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Nationally, there's a new buzz about a class of superbug, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, CRE, which is resistant to the strongest antibiotics. It has only been found in hospitals and nursing homes and has no presence in the community, nor is...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 6:45 AM
In 2011, I spent six months in hospitals and nursing homes recovering from a bacterial infection called C-Difficile that I caught after surgery ("Nightmare bacteria," March 8). It is easily passed from patient to patient.
While in the nursing homes I...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Maryland will receive $45.6 million from the Obama administration for housing and local services for the homeless, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday.
The Continuum of Care grants will be used to renew support for...