Archive for 'Health'

Bill Would Ban E-cigarette Use in Public Places

Bill Would Ban E-cigarette Use in Public Places

Maryland e-cigarette retailers complain that a ban on the use of e-cigarettes wherever traditional cigarettes are prohibited would prevent customers from sampling inside e-cigarette shops.

Intellectually Disabled Students Gain New Friends Through Sports

Intellectually Disabled Students Gain New Friends Through Sports

Unified Sports, a Special Olympics Maryland program, gives an opportunity for students with and without intellectual disabilities to form friendships and quash stereotypes.

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Support GHG Reduction

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Support GHG Reduction

Maryland’s top Democratic gubernatorial candidates would all continue state efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make it a priority to incentivize the use of alternative energy sources in the state.

Medical Officials Call For Birth Injury Fund To Combat High-Cost Malpractice Lawsuits

Medical Officials Call For Birth Injury Fund To Combat High-Cost Malpractice Lawsuits

The measure would allow families of babies who suffer neurological injuries during birth to sidestep the lawsuit process and seek compensation directly from a statewide fund.

Edwards, Cummings, Other Lawmakers Urge USDA Action on Slaughter of Sick Calves

Edwards, Cummings, Other Lawmakers Urge USDA Action on Slaughter of Sick Calves

Lawmakers are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ban the slaughter of sick, injured or weak calves for sale as meat.

Fresh, Locally Grown Food the Goal for New University Initiative

Fresh, Locally Grown Food the Goal for New University Initiative

There's just something about homegrown fruits and vegetables that make them taste better. And thanks to a new sustainable farming operation, students at the University of Maryland can get fresh, local produce even when they're away at school.

Checking the Pulse on Maryland’s Hearts

Checking the Pulse on Maryland’s Hearts

LINTHICUM- Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene partnered with the CDC's Million Hearts Campaign to fight heart disease and prevent over 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.

Bill Would Legalize Maryland Sale of Raw Milk

Bill Would Legalize Maryland Sale of Raw Milk

Twice a day, the owners of Chapel’s Country Creamery in Easton milk their 60 cows. The dairy-farming family enjoys raw milk at home, but it is illegal to sell it in Maryland.

Federal Ruling May Leave Thousands of Maryland Families Without Dental Insurance

Federal Ruling May Leave Thousands of Maryland Families Without Dental Insurance

Legal loopholes and hard-to-find information may discourage low-income Marylanders from getting sufficient dental insurance.