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After Plan to Help Nursing Shortage, Health Care Groups Say Existing Workforce Needs More...

Organizations representing Maryland health care workers say that in light of Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.'s plans to expand nursing personnel in health care...

Democratic Policymakers Alarmed by Texas Abortion Law, Ponder Legislative Protections in Maryland

Maryland policymakers are weighing legal and legislative action to protect abortion access in light of the enactment of a Texas state law that prohibits...

How U.S. House Democrats Would Expand Medicare and Medicaid and Lower Prescription Drug Costs

New Medicare benefits for older Americans, like dental care.An expansion of Medicaid eligibility for low-income people in Republican-controlled states that have declined to take...

House Committee Leaders Lament Health Department’s Slow Progress on Behavioral Health Reforms

Leadership from the House Health and Government Operations Committee slammed the Maryland Department of Health Wednesday afternoon for what they view as the agency's...

Task Force Begins Work to Expand Dental Health Care in Maryland

Policymakers and dental practitioners are putting their heads together to create more equitable access to oral health care for Marylanders from every walk of...

Abortion-Rights Advocates March on Kavanaugh’s Chevy Chase Home

Local activists took their demands for abortion access to Brett Kavanaugh’s suburban Maryland home late Monday, two weeks after the Supreme Court justice joined...

Eastern Shore Hospital Forced to Delay Some Elective Surgeries

Faced with challenges that have stretched its capacity, TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, the Eastern Shore’s largest hospital, will not perform elective surgeries that require an...

Hogan Makes Booster Shots Available to Nursing Home Residents, People With Health Issues

Marylanders age 65 and over who live in nursing homes and other congregate care facilities became eligible for COVID-19 booster shots on Wednesday, under...

Frosh: Maryland Joins Opioid Settlements, Could Receive More Than $500 Million

Maryland could receive more than $500 million as part of a settlement with the three largest distributors of opioid medications and Johnson & Johnson,...

Urgent Care Center Opens at Thurgood Marshall BWI

Air travelers passing through Thurgood Marshall BWI Airport who need medical attention soon will have a new option.A FirstCall Medical Center is scheduled to...