Archive for 'Health'

As Second Health Insurance Enrollment Approaches, Advocates Work to Reach Asian Americans

As Second Health Insurance Enrollment Approaches, Advocates Work to Reach Asian Americans

The second enrollment period begins Saturday, but in multicultural Maryland, effectively disseminating information to residents on how to go about signing up for health insurance coverage is a task much easier said than done.

U.S. Needs to Fight Ebola In West Africa, Senators Say

U.S. Needs to Fight Ebola In West Africa, Senators Say

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill said Wednesday that with the threat of Ebola in the United States diminished for now, the government’s resources should shift toward fighting the disease in West Africa.

Conference Looks at Community Health Workers’ Role in Improving Health Care Equity

Conference Looks at Community Health Workers’ Role in Improving Health Care Equity

The 11th Annual Maryland Health Disparities Conference brought together state health officials and experts from across the health care field Wednesday to talk about the key role community health care workers play.

They Want to Take Your Blood by Halloween Night

They Want to Take Your Blood by Halloween Night

One lucky blood donor will win a Halloween treat: A $5,000 gift card.

Members of Congress Question Obama Administration’s Handling of Ebola

Members of Congress Question Obama Administration’s Handling of Ebola

Members of Congress harshly criticized the Obama Administration's handling of the Ebola virus during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing Friday.

Translating Ebola: Getting Info to Those Who Don’t Speak English as a First Language

Translating Ebola: Getting Info to Those Who Don’t Speak English as a First Language

Reaching populations who don’t speak English as their first language to talk about public health information can be a complex task that takes a lot of preparation to tackle effectively. This struggle plays out all the time in some of Maryland’s most diverse counties, where language barriers and cultural differences persist, and information consumption varies widely.

First Lady Michelle Obama Welcomes Schoolchildren to Fall Garden Harvest and Lunch

First Lady Michelle Obama Welcomes Schoolchildren to Fall Garden Harvest and Lunch

The First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama welcomes schoolchildren from around the country, including Esther Matheny from Chevy Chase, Maryland, to participate in the fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden.

From Seed to Smoker: The Medical Marijuana Process

From Seed to Smoker: The Medical Marijuana Process

A state committee will spend years working on detailed regulations before medical marijuana becomes legally available in Maryland. The process is long, complex, and controversial.

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Program Provides Insight for Prospective Business Owners

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Program Provides Insight for Prospective Business Owners

BETHESDA - Prospective medical marijuana business owners learn the ins and outs about state and federal laws as the state of Maryland gears up to implement its own medical marijuana law.