Baltimore City officials revealed their plan to combat the spread of the Zika virus in the city Tuesday, focusing on preventing transmission of the disease to pregnant women and keeping local mosquito populations low. The main concern for local officials ...Read More »
Johns Hopkins Hospital will open a clinic specializing in infectious diseases and focusing on the east Baltimore community, officials announced. The $24 million John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice for Patients with Infectious Diseases will open for patients Monday. The hospital expects ...Read More »
The drug Naloxone, often sold under the brand name Narcan, has become a critical tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic. But since the drug’s ability to counter overdoses became popularized in 2014, its price has more than doubled. ...
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Under the shadow of federal efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the General Assembly this session passed several bills that look to insulate Marylanders from changes to the health insurance law and passed packages of bills designed to ...Read More »
Republicans might have pulled the American Health Care Act, but stakeholders in Maryland’s health care community remain wary of any future reform efforts that could come out of the Trump administration or Congress. The Maryland Hospital Association and the Maryland ...
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The Maryland health care community remains in wait-and-see mode after House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act didn’t remove or eliminate Maryland’s demonstration authority, also known as the Medicare waiver. The Republican plan, called the American Health Care ...Read More »
President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night offered some insights into what his plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act might look like, but an important aspect of any reform that would uniquely affect ...Read More »
Baltimore’s health commissioner is calling for making long-term treatment for drug addiction available for more patients after a state report shows that overdoses in the city have gone up significantly. Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a report ...Read More »
Dr. Sonja Santelises recalled practicing for a high school debate with her father and that the particularly challenging argument she was trying to build wasn’t working. Overwhelmed, Santelises teared up a bit. How her father responded has stuck the Baltimore ...Read More »
Just a few months after Dr. Leana Wen took over as Baltimore’s health commissioner, the Freddie Gray riots drew renewed national attention to the city’s struggling neighborhoods and public health challenges including opioid addiction, gun violence and disparities in life ...
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