Senators want answers on Trump administration shutdown of women’s health helpline

SILVER SPRING, Maryland – A group of Democratic senators, including Maryland’s Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, is pressing the Trump administration to explain this summer’s abrupt shutdown of a medical information helpline for women. The Department of Health and…

Black maternal health crisis prompts politicians, providers to act

WASHINGTON — One previous cesarean section, a five-page written plan outlining post-delivery care for her oldest child and around 12 weeks of natural childbirth classes still didn’t prove to be enough preparation for the arrival of Allyson Brown’s second child.…

As Maryland and other states struggle, Trump declares opioids a ‘public health emergency’

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday announced before a packed White House East Room that the opioid epidemic is a public health emergency. “It’s time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction,” Trump said, flanked on…

Cummings wants Trump to deal for lower Medicare drug prices

WASHINGTON – After repeated efforts to partner with the Trump administration to make good on campaign promises to lower Medicare drug prices, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings on Wednesday signaled impatience with the White House by unveiling legislation that would give…

Opioid and heroin overdoses have reached ‘crisis level’ in Maryland

WASHINGTON – When Carin Miller’s son was about 19 years old, he began to abuse heroin by snorting pills, eventually moving on to shooting up. This went on for six years before he got help. Lucas Miller’s history of drug…

Maryland lawmakers, residents worried after Obamacare repeal report

WASHINGTON – First, Diana Muller’s vision starts to blur. Next, she loses feeling along her left side. Then comes the debilitating pain. The 39-year-old Silver Spring resident suffers from seizure migraines, some of which last more than four days. But…

Immigration is Key Issue in Primary, Especially Among GOP Voters

As Maryland’s international population grows, some reach out, others worry

Maryland Democrats Want Congress to Speak Out on Backlashes Against Muslims

A House resolution would send the message to lawmakers that anti-Muslim legislation would not be welcomed by Congress.

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.

Maryland Co-ops Not Worried About Closing

Amidst rising concerns surrounding health co-ops shutting down in various parts of the United States, Marylanders have nothing to worry about as state co-op is going strong.