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3 UM School of Nursing faculty selected as AANP fellows

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Three faculty members of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) were named 2020 Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Receiving the honor are: Bimbola F. Akintade, Ph.D., MS, MBA, MHA, BSN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP, assistant professor and associate ...

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‘They can’t even see our faces’

GBMC registered nurse Avery Wrigley, whose account of what’s it like to care for COVID-19 patients was published on the hospital’s website. (Courtesy GBMC)

Eighty days. It’s been 80 days since my unit became the COVID-19 floor. I remember dating my PPE bag 3/25 as my boss was making the announcement that we were going to only have COVID patients. We had to wear ...

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CareFirst to return premium credits, other benefits

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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield will provide premium credits to many fully insured customers as a result of treatment disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, extend the waiver of cost sharing for telehealth services and COVID-19 testing and treatment, and return rebates ...

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Almost 40,000 Marylanders sign up during special insurance enrollment period

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Almost 40,000 Marylanders have signed up for health insurance on the state’s exchange during a special enrollment window set up because of the economic shutdown. Officials at the Maryland Health Connection, the state’s private health insurance marketplace, said the surge ...

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Mercy Medical Center completes hospital floor in record time

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Mercy Medical Center announced Friday the completion of a newly constructed unit on the 17th floor of the Mary Catherine Bunting Center main hospital in downtown Baltimore. The new state-of-the art unit was completed in record time in partnership with The ...

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Cannabics Pharmaceuticals gets Israeli OK to export medical cannabis

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Bethesda-based Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc., a leader in personalized cannabinoid medicine focused on cancer and its side effects, announced Wednesday the Israeli government has granted final approval for the export of medical cannabis and products into international regulated markets such as ...

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Kennedy Krieger Institute receives nearly $1M to expand, improve telehealth access

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Kennedy Krieger Institute received a grant of $994,950 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand and improve access to its telehealth services, officials announced Monday. Kennedy Krieger will use the funds to expand and build on its prior telehealth ...

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AMS onsite to offer additional COVID-19 testing for nursing homes

AMS Onsite, an affiliate member of the Health Facilities Association of Maryland (HFAM), Wednesday announced it will offer additional COVID-19 testing and support for nursing homes in Maryland. The necessity of broader testing became increasingly evident as skilled nursing and ...

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