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Author Archives: Daniel Leaderman

Daniel Leaderman covers health care, higher education, and technology.

Medical cannabis firm sues Md. commission over licensing

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One of the applicants passed over for preliminary approval to grow medical marijuana in Maryland is suing to restore its position among the top-ranked applicants after state regulators removed them from contention. GTI Maryland LLC filed a lawsuit in Baltimore City ...

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Md. regulators approve Garrett hospital jobs plan

Maryland regulators gave the green light last week to a plan by Garrett Regional Medical Center to train and employ patients who frequently need the hospital’s services. These patients are ideal candidates, both because they have experience navigating the health care ...

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Study probes why for-profit colleges appeal to Baltimore youth

For poor and minority youth with relatively modest career goals, for-profit colleges like the recently-defunct ITT Technincal Institute look like a good deal, appearing to provide marketable training in a short time and lead to steady employment. But a new ...

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Feds: ACA producing positive results in Md.

A healthcare practitioner conducts a blood pressure examination. Health care jobs were the largest growing sub-sector in Maryland in 2015, adding 10,800 jobs. (Centers for Disease Control photo)

A trio of recent reports show that the Affordable Care Act has slowed the growth of health insurance costs, expanded insurance coverage and helped keep patients from needing to use the hospital, U.S. health officials announced Wednesday. Nationwide, the average ...

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