Health Care

Letter to the Editor: Md. Can’t Afford to Wait on Paid Family Leave

To to the Editor:Congress continues to take baby steps towards passage of a comprehensive Paid Family Leave program, but Marylanders can’t afford to wait...

Md. Advocates Cheer as Prescription Drug Bill Named for Cummings Clears House 

The U.S. House passed a landmark health care measure Thursday that proponents say would dramatically reduce the rising cost of prescription drugs and significantly...

America’s Health Rankings for 2019: How Maryland Rates

The United Health Foundation recently released the 30th edition of its America's Health Rankings Annual Report, which represents the longest-running state-by-state analysis of the...

Maryland Moving Closer to Final Rules for Cannabis Edibles

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission could pass final rules for the sale of edibles in the state next week.The commission’s policy committee unanimously approved...

115 Lawmakers Earn Perfect Scores from PIRG for 2019 Session

Two-thirds of the Maryland General Assembly – all Democrats – received a perfect score on a new report card from the Maryland Public Interest...

Parris Glendening: Congress Must Solve Surprise Medical Billing the Right Way

Anyone who has gone through the hassle and burden of dealing with a surprise medical bill understands how important it is for Congress to...

Md. Reports Lowest Number of New HIV Cases in Over 30 Years

The number of newly reported HIV cases this year is the lowest it’s been in Maryland in over 30 years.That’s according to the Maryland...

Senate Committee Vice Chair Resigns

State Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (D-Baltimore County), the vice chairwoman of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee who has battled multiple health problems in...

Franchot’s E-Cig Task Force Set to Kick Off Next Week

State Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) said Tuesday that he will convene the first meeting of the e-facts Task Force on Electronic Smoking Devices...

Opinion: Md. Leaders Must Step Up to Confront U.S. Bone Health Crisis

Our aging society is a daily topic of conversation, where dealing with ailments seem a normal occurrence – but sometimes it shouldn’t be. Imagine falling...