Archive for 'Health'

In Rural Maryland, Health Disparities Fuel Efforts To Attract More Doctors

In Rural Maryland, Health Disparities Fuel Efforts To Attract More Doctors

A lack of health care providers in rural areas around Maryland is contributing to health disparities that include higher rates of heart disease and obesity and lower life expectancy rates.

Helmet Manufacturer Is Unsuccessful in Attempt to Have Charges Dismissed in Frostburg Football Player’s Death

Helmet Manufacturer Is Unsuccessful in Attempt to Have Charges Dismissed in Frostburg Football Player’s Death

A Montgomery County judge this week denied motions to dismiss charges against a helmet manufacturer in a case brought by the parents of a Frostburg State University football player who died of head injuries in August 2011 following four straight days of heavy contact drills in practice.

Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh in on Maryland Health Insurance Exchange

Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh in on Maryland Health Insurance Exchange

Maryland’s gubernatorial candidates may not agree on much -- with the singular exception of the state’s health insurance exchange. Many running for the state’s highest office called the rollout a “failure,” and most opponents pointed fingers at Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who was tasked with implementing the reform.

Concussion Sensor Bill Aimed at Student Athletes’ Safety Dies Without a Vote

Concussion Sensor Bill Aimed at Student Athletes’ Safety Dies Without a Vote

A House of Delegates bill that would have established a pilot program to add concussion sensors to football equipment at high schools throughout Maryland died in subcommittee.

Vaportini Ban Approved by Maryland General Assembly

Vaportini Ban Approved by Maryland General Assembly

Maryland may become the first state to ban the use of Vaportinis, which allow users to inhale fumes from heated alcoholic drinks.

Marylanders Complain About Flawed State Obamacare Website

Marylanders Complain About Flawed State Obamacare Website

Frustrated users submitted more than 4,000 comments complaining of problems with the state's ObamaCare website in the first months of operation, Capital News Service found.

Icing Sweet Smiles

GERMANTOWN- Icing Smiles is a nonprofit organization that provides cakes to critically ill kids and their siblings. The sweet smiles of the kids are often worth the hours of work the "Sugar Angels" put into baking.

Baltimore Startup Aims to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Industry

Baltimore Startup Aims to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Industry

Utilizing Xbox Kinect technology, a team of biomedical engineers and game designers in Baltimore is developing software that allows for interactive physical rehabilitation from the comfort of a patient’s home.