Archive for 'Health'

Cancer Research Hurt by Slowdown in Government Spending

Cancer Research Hurt by Slowdown in Government Spending

Washington’s budget cuts in recent years are starting to take their toll, researchers and others say, slowing the growth of NIH’s budget and curtailing important cancer research.

PRESCRIPTION TAKE-BACK: It’s Legal Drugs Baltimore City Hopes to Get off the Streets.

PRESCRIPTION TAKE-BACK: It’s Legal Drugs Baltimore City Hopes to Get off the Streets.

Federal and local law enforcement officials recently joined with health officials to urge the public to safely dispose of no longer needed prescription drugs. It was part of this year's National Prescription Take-Back Day to keep others from stealing or abusing leftover prescription drugs.

State Health Officials: Maryland is Prepared to Respond to Ebola

State Health Officials: Maryland is Prepared to Respond to Ebola

Maryland is prepared to deal with the possibility of an Ebola infection, assured health officials at a Thursday press conference at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Baltimore.

Maryland Health Care Exchange Premium Rates Expected to Increase

Maryland Health Care Exchange Premium Rates Expected to Increase

When the state exchange opens in November, Marylanders should expect an increase in health care plan premiums for next year.

O’Malley Administration Unveils Website to Help Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

O’Malley Administration Unveils Website to Help Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

The website, Buscando, is the newest phase in Maryland's response to the needs of unaccompanied immigrant children in the state.

Ocean City Officials Prepping for Tobacco Restrictions

Ocean City Officials Prepping for Tobacco Restrictions

Smokers on the O.C. beach and boardwalk will be limited to designated areas for lighting up.

Republicans Grill Federal Officials Ahead of Second Obamacare Enrollment Period

Republicans Grill Federal Officials Ahead of Second Obamacare Enrollment Period

Two months before the second enrollment period begins to purchase health insurance through the online marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act, Congress is asking if it’s going to go more smoothly this year.

Debate Over Baseline Testing Continues, Even As Use Spreads

Debate Over Baseline Testing Continues, Even As Use Spreads

Supporters say the tests can be valuable in determining when athletes who have had concussions should return to competition and school, but others wonder how worthwhile they are.