Maryland needs to do more to ensure access to prescription drugs and pain management for seniors, areas where it ranks last and second-to-last in the country, a new report released Wednesday by United Health Foundation said. Overall, the state ranked ...Read More »
Republicans might have pulled the American Health Care Act, but stakeholders in Maryland’s health care community remain wary of any future reform efforts that could come out of the Trump administration or Congress. The Maryland Hospital Association and the Maryland ...
Tagged with: aarp Affordable Care Act American Health Care Act Carmela Coyle Donald Trump Dr. Leana Wen Hank Greenberg health care Maryland Hospital Association Maryland Medicaid waiver medicaid paul ryan vinny demarcoRead More »
ANNAPOLIS — Leading Maryland Democrats are supporting legislation for funding Planned Parenthood because of concerns that the federal government will cut family planning funds. House Speaker Michael Busch joined other lawmakers Wednesday to express support for continued family planning services ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Modern medicine in the Washington area reverted to 1960s-era paper systems when one of the largest hospital chains was crippled by a virus that shuttered its computers for patients and medical staff. The FBI said it was investigating ...Read More »
The University of Maryland, Baltimore has invested $100,000 in a Baltimore company called Breethe, Inc. to help market a wearable, artificial lung system developed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The investment was made through UM Ventures, a partnership between UMB and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County that allows the schools to commercialize technology developed by their students and faculty. Dr. Bartley P. Griffith, executive director of the medical school's Program in Lung Healing, developed the core technology behind the portable blood pump oxygenator and founded Breethe to commercialize the product in 2014.Read More »
The owner of Alpha Diagnostics, already facing charges for running a scheme to defraud Medicare, now faces life in prison after four patients died because their X-rays were not reviewed by a qualified radiologist, federal prosecutors announced Friday. A superseding indictment against Rafael Chikvashvili, 67, of Baltimore, alleges the X-rays were instead reviewed by employees of the mobile diagnostic services company who failed to detect "congestive heart failure, pneumonia, and a large pelvic mass revealed in the images."Read More »
A $50 million federal grant will help a University of Maryland School of Medicine team fight the spread of AIDS in Zambia. The five-year grant will go to the university’s Institute of Human Virology, which will work with the U.S. ...Read More »