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Md., 7 states, seeking expanded health coverage for children

Maryland is joining seven other states in litigation aimed at expanding health coverage for children through a popular program, and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Monday continued to criticize President Bush for opposing the increase.

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CareFirst makes a high-tech hire

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield officials said the nonprofit insurer is looking to the future of health care with the selection of health technology industry veteran Chester “Chet” Burrell as its new president and CEO.

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Health officials advise against giving cold, cough meds to kids

Very young children simply should not take some commonly used cold and cough medicines, federal health officials say in recommending that the "consult your physician" advice to parents on the labels be dropped.

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Wal-Mart Stores add more drugs to its $4 generic prescription program

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is expanding its national $4 generic prescription drug program by about 10 percent, adding drugs for some new conditions. The world's largest retailer said Thursday it has added drugs covering ...

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Lactating student wins extra time during medical licensing exam

A Harvard graduate must be allowed extra break time during her nine-hour medical licensing exam so she can pump breast milk to feed her 4-month-old daughter, a Massachusetts appeals court judge ruled Wednesday.

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School of Public Health opens at University of Maryland

The University of Maryland on Wednesday formally launched its School of Public Health, which will train students to understand and confront health problems ranging from HIV infection to obesity.

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Home-based child care workers vote to unionize

Saying it will give needed training and provide better reimbursement rates, the state's nearly 6,000 home-based child-care providers have voted to unionize.

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