Health Care

Apr 19, 2023

New contractor to be named at state-owned nursing facility after reports of abuse, neglect

Maryland will announce the company that will assume management and operation of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in the wake of reports of abuse and neglect there.

Apr 19, 2023

Supreme Court extends access to abortion pill to Friday

The Supreme Court has temporarily extended women's access to an abortion pill.

Bottles of the drug misoprostol sit on a table at the West Alabama Women's Center on March 15, 2022, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The drug is one of two used together in "medication abortions." According to Planned Parenthood, misoprostol, taken after mifepristone, causes cramping and bleeding to empty the uterus. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
Apr 18, 2023

Maryland Democrats defend abortion drug in brief to Supreme Court

Maryland’s Democrats in Congress have joined an amicus brief to the Supreme Court opposing lower court rulings that would prohibit or restrict the sale of the abortion pill mifepristone.

Vinita Rampuria, front, and her husband Ashoke Rampuria, of Acton, Massachusetts, sit for a photograph April 4, 2023, at their home in Acton. The couple, whose son has struggled with mental illness and has been in and out of mental health care facilities for more than a decade, are supporting efforts in Massachusetts to create a new law that would let judges order the severely mentally ill into mandatory outpatient care after being released from a mental health institution. Massachusetts is one of only three states that don't give the courts that authority. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Apr 18, 2023

Maryland weighs letting judges order mental health care

Maryland is one of just three states that don’t give courts the authority to order adults with a severe mental illness into mandatory outpatient care.

Apr 18, 2023

FEATURED MOVER | Jake Whitaker, Md. Hospital Association

Jake Whitaker is the new director of government affairs at the Maryland Hospital Association. He is responsible in this role for advocating for policies and legislation on behalf of MHA’s members — all the state’s hospitals — to advance health and health care in Maryland. Prior to joining MHA in 2023, Jake served as chief of staff […]

Boxes of the drug mifepristone sit on a shelf at the West Alabama Women's Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on March 16, 2022. Lawsuits have been filed in West Virginia and North Carolina challenging the states' restrictions on the use of abortion pills. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)
Apr 17, 2023

Maryland looks to stockpile abortion pill with Supreme Court ruling pending

Maryland is expected to get two-and-a-half years' worth of the abortion drug mifepristone under a recent partnership.

A U.S. Supreme Court police officer walks by during a voting rights rally, at the Supreme Court on Oct. 28, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Apr 17, 2023

Supreme Court’s abortion pill order spares safe havens

A Supreme Court order that keeps access to an abortion drug in place for now could be especially welcome in some safe haven states such as Maryland.

Apr 14, 2023

DeSantis signs Florida GOP’s 6-week abortion ban into law

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill approved by the Republican-dominated Florida Legislature to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

Apr 14, 2023

Supreme Court asked to preserve abortion pill access rules

A drug manufacturer asked the Supreme Court to preserve access to its abortion drug free from restrictions imposed by lower court rulings.

This Sept. 22, 2010, file photo shows bottles of abortion pills at a clinic in Des Moines, Iowa. The Food and Drug Administration on Dec. 16, 2021, loosened some restrictions on the pill mifepristone, allowing it to be dispensed by more pharmacies. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, file)
Apr 13, 2023

Federal court preserves access to abortion pill but tightens rules

A federal appeals court ruled that the abortion pill mifepristone can still be used for now but said it could not be dispensed by mail.

Apr 12, 2023

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital names new president, CEO

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital announced its new president and CEO.

A sign stands near an entrance to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Nov. 27, 2018, in Bethesda. The management of the medical center has drawn criticism from a prominent archbishop - and some members of Congress - by choosing not to renew a contract for Franciscan priests to provide pastoral care, and by hiring a hiring a secular defense contractor, Mack Global LLC, to oversee provision of those services going forward. Walter Reed said it notified the Franciscans in March 2023 that their contract would not be renewed. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Apr 12, 2023

Walter Reed military hospital chided for shift in Catholic pastoral care

The management of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has drawn criticism by choosing not to renew a contract for Franciscan priests to provide pastoral care.

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