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Settlements checks to be mailed in Dr. Nikita Levy case

After several years of legal work, settlement checks are set to be mailed to more than 8,000 former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, the Johns Hopkins gynecologist accused of secretly photographing and filming women during pelvic exams. Baltimore Circuit Judge Sylvester B. Cox has approved the final...

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  • Triathlons still a draw in Maryland, despite waning interest nationwide

    Triathlons still a draw in Maryland, despite waning interest nationwide

    When Susie Montoya started training for the Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon 10 years ago, she couldn’t swim – not in a pool, not across a lake and definitely not to complete the 0.62 miles required for the event. “I have always been terrified of the water,” the 47-year-old Ellicott City resident said....

  • Maryland health exchange gets new leadership

    Maryland health exchange gets new leadership

    Jonathan Kromm, acting executive director of the state's health exchange, is leaving the quasi-governmental state agency for a position at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the state's largest insurer. The exchange, a health insurance marketplace, has not had a permanent director since September...

  • Some Aunt Jemima, Hungry Man, Save-A-Lot branded frozen foods recalled for possible Listeria

    Some Aunt Jemima, Hungry Man, Save-A-Lot branded frozen foods recalled for possible Listeria

    The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is warning consumers not to eat frozen foods sold under the brand names Aunt Jemima Brand, Hungry Man, and Save-A-Lot because of possible Listeria contamination. The products were supplied by Pinnacle Foods of New Jersey and include 25 different...

  • The share of Americans without health insurance stops shrinking

    The share of Americans without health insurance stops shrinking

    Five years of progress reducing the number of Americans without health insurance has come to a halt, according to a government report out Tuesday, showing the stakes in the Republican drive to roll back the Affordable Care Act. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates...

  • State approves apprenticeship program for hospital workers

    State approves apprenticeship program for hospital workers

    State officials have approved Maryland's first apprenticeship for environmental care supervisors, who work in hospitals cleaning areas such as surgical rooms. The Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare will sponsor the new training program, Kelly M. Schulz, secretary of the state Department...

  • Valuable nutrients are lost when food is tossed, Hopkins study finds

    Valuable nutrients are lost when food is tossed, Hopkins study finds

    Americans waste as much as 40 percent of the available food every year across the country and much of it is nutritious, representing a missed opportunity to improve people's diets and prevent hunger, say researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for a Livable Future....

  • Caregivers Corner: Stay active and social in wake of dementia diagnosis

    Caregivers Corner: Stay active and social in wake of dementia diagnosis

    Dear Mary, I guess I should have known this would happen. I took care of my mother for over 10 years when she was living with dementia. Now, 10 years after her passing, I have received the awful diagnoses of Alzheimer's. My doctor didn't give me much information other than to say "stay active,"...

  • Sinai Hospital taps one of its own as president

    Sinai Hospital taps one of its own as president

    If not for the accent, it would be easy to mistake Dr. Jonathan Ringo for a hometown boy. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore's recently named president and chief operating officer has extensive local ties. His wife, mother-in-law and five of his six children were born at Sinai and he did his medical training...

  • GBMC nurse named most amazing in her profession

    GBMC nurse named most amazing in her profession

    A nurse from Greater Baltimore Medical Center known for her work with sexual assault victims has been named "America's Most Amazing Nurse" by Prevention Magazine and "The Doctors," a syndicated television show. Laura Clary was chosen for the award from among five finalists during a broadcast of...

  • Unlicensed Baltimore salons offering tattoo eyebrow services pose health risks

    Unlicensed Baltimore salons offering tattoo eyebrow services pose health risks

    Baltimore health officials are warning residents that it is illegal and a health hazard to get inked in eyebrows at salons. Many people don't realize that the procedures, which involves using needles to draw eyebrows with permanent, semi-permanent or long-lasting make up is considered illegal,...

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