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In Police Reform Debate, Senators Receive Pushback From ‘Triad of Interests’

Lawmakers who support police reform have found themselves in a conundrum: How does one pursue truly meaningful change that has a real chance at...

Cardin, Fellow Dems Split With GOP Over Biden’s HHS Nominee

A Senate panel divided evenly along party lines Wednesday over the nomination of Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Health...

Bill Letting Schools Offer Telehealth Advances

An emergency measure, already approved in the Senate, to allow each of Maryland’s 86 school-based health centers to offer telehealth was voted out of...

Program to Target Under-Served Neighborhoods Unveiled as Senators Blast State’s Vaccine Strategy

Amid escalating criticism of Maryland’s efforts to vaccinate people of color against COVID-19, the state’s largest hospital systems and the Department of Health announced...

Senator Sponsors Bill To Cleanse Hospital Visitors of Dirty Doorknob Dread

Everyone knows the feeling.You’ve soaped up, scrubbed your hands, dried off, and then … you’ve got to touch a door handle to get out.“No...

County Execs: State Vaccine Swaps, Logistical Issues Hamper Distribution Efforts

Montgomery County has now vaccinated nearly half its 75-and-over population against COVID-19, an accomplishment directly tied to the county health department’s outreach to its...

Department of Health Announces Dr. Victor Weedn As New Chief Medical Examiner

The Maryland Department of Health announced Monday that Dr. Victor W. Weedn will return to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, this time...

‘It’s Like Winning the Lottery’: Maryland Opens Two Mass Vax Sites

Maryland’s efforts to protect residents from COVID-19 got a shot in the arm on Friday with the opening of two new mass vaccination sites,...
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State AARP President: Working Marylanders Need Access to Paid Family Leave

Imagine you want to care for your seriously ill mother or your newborn baby or a loved one suffering from long-term effects of COVID-19....

Retirees in Medical Reserve Corps Help Vaccine Effort, Despite ‘Red Tape’

When officials at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, the large health center in Salisbury, put out the call for recently-retired nurses to come back and help...