Health Care

Big Ten Football, Pandemic and Politics Collide on Capitol Hill

The Big Ten athletic conference will “keep its season postponed” for fall sports until it can guarantee more rigorous COVID-19 testing and address potential...

Lawmakers, Advocates to Unveil Program to Reduce Health Care Disparities

Health advocates will announce plans this week to try to resurrect an O’Malley-era program that reduced disparities in the incidence and treatment of disease...

Md. Labs Developing Vaccines and Therapeutics, Attracting Federal Dollars

A 2016 decision to link the research labs at the University of Maryland College Park with those at the University of Maryland at Baltimore...
Nursing Homes

Opinion: Lawmakers Must Show Up for the Health Care Workers Who Show Up for...

For six long months, Maryland’s health care workers have been putting their health and the health of their families at risk to care for...

Harris, a Doctor, Touts Use of Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

U.S. Rep. Andrew P. Harris, a physician and Maryland’s lone Republican in Congress, is backing President Trump’s support for unproven treatments for the virus...

Eldercare Facilities Left in Lurch as Health Dept. Pulls Free COVID-19 Tests, Lawmakers Told

Earlier this month, the Maryland Department of Health ceased providing free COVID-19 tests to state eldercare facilities, leaving advocates and lawmakers to question how...

‘Two Incredible Women’: A Public Health Powerhouse Passes the Baton

The familiar, comforting presence of Fran Philips, former deputy secretary of public health services and Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s (R) “trusted adviser,” will...

Opinion: Congress Must Act Now to Protect Nursing Home Residents

More than 1,100 Marylanders have died from COVID-19 in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in the past five months.On behalf of our...

Legislators Press New Public Health Chief for Answers on Conflicting COVID Data

Members of the General Assembly’s Joint COVID-19 Legislative Workgroup raised questions Wednesday about the Maryland Department of Health’s data reporting methodology, citing inconsistencies with...

Maryland Opens New Enrollment Window for Uninsured Residents

In an effort to help uninsured residents weather the pandemic and a harsh economic climate, Maryland has opened a special health insurance signup window.It’s...