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Maryland unveils plan to add beds in psychiatric hospitals

The Maryland Department of Health, under pressure from the courts, announced legislation and other actions Tuesday to address long-standing shortages of beds for defendants referred by judges for mental health treatment. Health Secretary-designate Robert R. Neall said the department will add nearly...

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  • On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a look at the future of pill-induced abortion

    On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a look at the future of pill-induced abortion

    A teenager whose mother had trouble getting her to an abortion clinic during normal business hours. A busy professional who couldn’t leave work until 4 p.m. A mother with young children, no child care and no car. All of these Maine women recently had abortions in the privacy of their own homes,...

  • New Year, New You: Nutrition for glowing skin, strong nails and shiny hair

    New Year, New You: Nutrition for glowing skin, strong nails and shiny hair

    Cold weather, dry, indoor air and the indulgences of the holidays may have your hair, skin and nails looking a little tired. If that’s the case, here are a few tips to help you glow from the inside out. Chew colorfully Brightly colored fruits and vegetables provide antioxidants, vitamins and minerals...

  • Family of woman found outside Baltimore hospital in just a gown speaks out

    Family of woman found outside Baltimore hospital in just a gown speaks out

    Cheryl Chandler was browsing the Internet last Wednesday when she saw a video of an incoherent woman in a thin patient gown, stumbling outside of a Baltimore hospital. Her heart stopped, Chandler said, when she realized it was her mentally ill daughter Rebecca, whom she had reported missing more...

  • Florida may soon declare porn a health threat

    Florida may soon declare porn a health threat

    TALLAHASSEE — The state could declare pornography a public health risk that needs education, research and policy changes to protect Floridians, according to a resolution overwhelmingly approved by a House committee Thursday. The resolution is being sponsored by Republican Rep. Ross Spano, also...

  • Doctors group promotes its economic impact in Maryland

    Doctors group promotes its economic impact in Maryland

    There are 17,633 active patient care physicians in Maryland supporting more than 213,000 jobs and generating $3.95 billion in economic output for the state’s economy, according to a study released by MedChi, Maryland’s medical society, and the American Medical Association. The doctors each generated...

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