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With Blunt Warning for Vaccine Holdouts, Hogan Imposes New Policy For State Workers

Faced with a dominant COVID-19 strain, the Delta variant, that is more contagious — and poses more of a potential health threat — than...

Lawmakers, Hogan Administration at Odds Over Secretary’s Absence From Health Briefing

A joint briefing of two legislative committees went far shorter than was anticipated Friday afternoon, after Maryland’s Health secretary didn’t appear.“This is unacceptable. We're...

Are Nursing Home Employees Getting Vaccinated? Maryland Releases New Facility Rankings

Maryland has released new rankings showing how nursing homes stack up when it comes to staff members who have been vaccinated against COVID-19.Of the...

Thinking With Your Head: State Fights COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Through Salons and Barbershops

In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the Maryland Department of Health launched a program Friday to promote COVID-19 vaccine awareness to Black and Hispanic communities...

Van Hollen, Health Professionals See Vaccine Misinformation as Culprit for Rising COVID Cases

Despite widely available access to the COVID-19 vaccine, cases across the U.S. have begun to see a small spike, leading many officials to blame...
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U.S. House Passes PFAS Bill Regulating ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water

The U.S. House Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation that would regulate toxic chemicals found in drinking water, as well as designate two types of those...

Maryland Hopes $50,000 Scholarship Lottery Will Boost Vaccination Among Young People

As students prepare to return to college campuses in the fall, Maryland launched a $1 million effort to encourage vaccination among young people.Using vaccination...

Hogan Announces Funding Program To Reduce Maternal Mortality

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced a four-year, $72-million program Tuesday that will increase mothers' and children's access to health care.“Maryland’s maternal and...

New Howard County Program Will Divert Certain 911 Crisis Calls to Mental Health Professionals

A new program in Howard County will divert some mental health crisis calls from county police to crisis counselors.“Every day, people are experiencing mental...

CASA Launches The Care For All Coalition To Address The Health Insurance Gap In...

Saira Cortez has had a rough six months: She was diagnosed with a hemorrhage and anemia that required her to see specialists and receive...