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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Jul 13, 2023

Johns Hopkins HealthCare rebrands, offers health plans to groups across Mid-Atlantic

Johns Hopkins HealthCare has a new name — Johns Hopkins Health Plans — as it has expanded its business across the Mid-Atlantic in recent months.

This illustration provided by Perrigo in May 2023 depicts proposed packaging for the company's birth control medication Opill. (Perrigo via AP, File)
Jul 13, 2023

First over-the-counter birth control pill gets FDA approval

U.S. officials have approved the first over-the-counter birth control pill.

Jul 10, 2023

Baltimore’s Code Red Alert praised as cities battle extreme heat

Heat preparedness has generally improved over the years as forecasting has become more accurate, and as meteorologists, journalists and government officials have focused on spreading the word of upcoming danger. Chicago, for example, has expanded its emergency text and email notification system and identified its most vulnerable residents for outreach.

Jul 7, 2023

Novavax gets full approval from EU to market COVID-19 vaccine

Novavax, Inc., a Gaithersburg-based, global company advancing protein-based vaccines with its novel Matrix-M adjuvant, has been granted full marketing authorization by the European Commission in the European Union (EU) for its COVID vaccine Nuvaxovid. This decision follows positive opinion for a full marketing authorization from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the […]

For more than 30 years, Abt has supported the EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics through a range of expertise and data-driven solutions in exposure assessment and prevention. (File photo)
Jul 5, 2023

Abt Associates continues fight to control tuberculosis in Uzbekistan

Rockville-based global consulting and research firm Abt Associates will continue its work to reduce tuberculosis cases in Uzbekistan through a new five-year $18 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The TB Free Uzbekistan project will expand the scale and sustainability of approaches Abt has led in the country under its current regional USAID Eliminating [&he[...]

Jul 5, 2023

UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center earns gold level ‘Safe Sleep’ recertification

The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center received the gold level “Safe Sleep” recertification from Cribs for Kids. This is the second time the hospital has met the standard for receiving gold level certification. Ensuring hospital care teams and families have the resources to promote safe sleep practices is important as it helps reduce the risk of […]

Jul 5, 2023

SunCloud Health expands with mental health outpatient center in Gaithersburg

SunCloud Health, an Illinois-based company in comprehensive mental health care for individuals with co-occurring disorders, is set to open an outpatient center in Gaithersburg this summer, its first outside the state of Illinois. The new center will offer a range of services, including a partial hospitalization program (PHP), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and outpatient […]

Protesters of Kentucky Senate Bill SB150, known as the Transgender Health Bill, cheer on speakers during a rally on the lawn of the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., on March 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
Jun 29, 2023

Federal judges in Kentucky and Tennessee block portions of transgender youth care bans

Federal judges in Kentucky and Tennessee temporarily blocked portions of bans on gender-affirming care for transgender youth.

Nathan Hill cleans the gastrostomy tube on his son Brady, 14, at their home in Meridian, Idaho, on June 19, 2023. Brady survived a rare brain cancer as a baby, but requires round the clock care. Each morning Nate and his wife spend about 3 hours with Brady performing his medical cares and getting him ready for the day. (AP Photo/Kyle Green)
Jun 28, 2023

Families worry over future of Medicaid caregiver payments expanded during pandemic

Families of severely disabled children are worried about the future of Medicaid payments they started receiving to provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 27, 2023

Hanover nonprofit starts pilot program for better sickle cell disease care

The Hanover-based Sickle Cell Disease Association of America announced a pilot program to enhance the safety and well-being of people living with sickle cell disease.

Registered nurse Erika Obrietan administers the third dose of an experimental breast cancer vaccine to patient Kathleen Jade at University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake on May 30, 2023, in Seattle. Jade, 50, learned she had breast cancer in late February. She's getting the vaccine to see if it will shrink her tumor before surgery. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Jun 26, 2023

The next big advance in cancer treatment could be a vaccine

The next big advance in cancer treatment could be a vaccine.

Jun 26, 2023

Former Adventist HealthCare VP takes over as CEO of California health care firm

Jonathan Sachs, the former vice president of experience transformation at Adventist HealthCare in Gaithersburg, was named CEO of WUWTA.

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