New Hospital Protocol Aims to Help Identify Victims of Human Trafficking

A new program being piloted in Maryland starting in January aims to help hospitals recognize the red flags of human trafficking.

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.

Supreme Court Hears Md. Case Questioning the Taxing of Out-of-State Income

People who earn out-of-state income and pay income taxes in those other states should not be subject to income taxes in their state of residency, argued a lawyer for a Maryland couple before the Supreme Court Wednesday.

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.

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

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.

State Health Officials Say They’re Learning from Ebola Mistakes in Texas

Maryland state health officials are learning from the mistakes made at a Texas hospital that have left two nurses who cared for an Ebola patient infected with the disease themselves.

Health Officials Grilled on Ebola Response, Members of Congress Push for Travel Ban

Banning air travel to the United States from the West African countries affected by Ebola could cause people to travel by other means that cannot be monitored, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Thursday.

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.

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Right of States to Tax Out-of-State Income

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case involving a Maryland couple who believe their out-of-state income should not be taxed by their state of residence.