Archive for 'Health'

Lawmakers Introduce New Standards for Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Lawmakers Introduce New Standards for Greenhouse Gas Reduction

The bill sets a new goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 2006 levels by 2030.

Maryland Officials Expect Zika Virus to Show Up in the State

Maryland Officials Expect Zika Virus to Show Up in the State

While there are no reported cases of the Zika virus in Maryland currently, officials say it won’t be long before that changes.

Hogan Delivers Budget Supplement to Fund Prince George’s Hospital

Hogan Delivers Budget Supplement to Fund Prince George’s Hospital

Hogan proposed $55 million for Prince George's Regional Medical Center, which has been a funding goal of Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., D-Calvert.

Cummings Grills Pharmaceutical Execs on Drug-Price Increases

Cummings Grills Pharmaceutical Execs on Drug-Price Increases

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D- Baltimore, charged Thursday that huge drug-price increases amounted to “blood money” that hurt vulnerable patients and caused hospital budgets to soar.

Bills Aim to Use Video Technology to Cut Medical Costs

Bills Aim to Use Video Technology to Cut Medical Costs

The bipartisan legislation aims to increase the use of technology such as video cameras to allow doctors to interact with patients outside the office.

State Senate Bills Would Expand Access To Medical Marijuana, Raw Milk

State Senate Bills Would Expand Access To Medical Marijuana, Raw Milk

Two bills making their way through Maryland's legislature would expand access to an unlikely pair of hotly debated products with potential health risks: medical marijuana and raw milk.

Maryland Lawmakers to Introduce Bills Guaranteeing a Week of Paid Sick Leave for All Workers

Maryland Lawmakers to Introduce Bills Guaranteeing a Week of Paid Sick Leave for All Workers

Advocates say that paid sick leave will make everyone healthier.

Maryland Legislators and Farmers Introduce ‘Poultry Litter Management Act’

Maryland Legislators and Farmers Introduce ‘Poultry Litter Management Act’

Introduced to both chambers of the General Assembly on Tuesday, the bill would require major animal agriculture companies to pay the cost of properly disposing excess manure on their contract farms.

Right To Try Act Would Allow Greater Access To Experimental Treatments

Right To Try Act Would Allow Greater Access To Experimental Treatments

The Right to Try Act, a bill making its way through the Maryland legislature this week, would expand terminally ill patients' access to experimental drug treatments.