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Hopkins cardiologist says love is more than a matter of the heart

Dr. Armin Zadeh was well established in his career as a cardiologist and professor at Johns Hopkins when he and his wife received news that shook their high-achieving lives. The baby Denise was carrying — their third child — would be born with Down syndrome. Zadeh’s first reaction, he regretfully...

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  • Obamacare enrollment: Here's what you need to know

    Obamacare enrollment: Here's what you need to know

    Consumers in Maryland and across the country can enroll in health insurance for 2018 through the Affordable Care Act. Thinking of buying health coverage on the exchange? Here’s what you need to know: Consumers will have less time to enroll in exchange plans this year. Open enrollment runs from...

  • Medical marijuana finally available some places in Maryland

    Medical marijuana finally available some places in Maryland

    Just days after the first medical marijuana dispensaries opened in Maryland, limited supplies and technical difficulties mean little of the product is actually available. The state has licensed just 10 of an expected 102 dispensaries, and of those only six have opened — none in the Baltimore area,...

  • Ben Jealous releases plan for statewide 'Medicare for all'

    Ben Jealous releases plan for statewide 'Medicare for all'

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous released a plan Wednesday calling on Maryland to take the plunge and create a universal health care system without waiting for the the federal government to take the lead. The release of Jealous’ outline of a statewide “Medicare for all” plan comes...

  • Be wary about online sites that review physicians

    Be wary about online sites that review physicians

    Q: Can I trust online review sites to find the doctor I need? A: That's a great question, and one that I've been thinking about lately. Are doctor reviews as useful as reviews of other consumer services? After all, I frequently turn to Yelp or similar sites to find a contractor, a new gardener...

  • Despite Obamacare cost protections, most teens skip regular checkups

    Despite Obamacare cost protections, most teens skip regular checkups

    As children move through adolescence, some face health hurdles like obesity, sexually transmitted infections, depression and drug abuse. Regular checkups could help families address such problems, and the Affordable Care Act paved the way by requiring insurers to fully cover well-child visits,...

  • Baltimore sees spike in sleep-related infant deaths

    Baltimore sees spike in sleep-related infant deaths

    Baltimore health officials are urging parents with infants to practice safe sleep practices after recording a spike in sleep-related infant deaths in the city. Twelve babies have died in their sleep so far this year, compared with seven last year. The new deaths prompted City Health Commissioner...

  • First baby from a uterus transplant born in the U.S.

    First baby from a uterus transplant born in the U.S.

    The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in Texas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in Sweden. A woman who had been born without a uterus gave birth to the baby at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Hospital spokesman...

  • Doctors still grapple with how to treat depression

    Doctors still grapple with how to treat depression

    Depression afflicts an estimated 16 million Americans every year, many of whom go to their doctors in despair, embarking on an often stressful process about what to do next. These visits may entail filling out forms with screening questions about symptoms such as mood changes and difficulty sleeping....

  • Sniffing out the best allergy treatment

    Sniffing out the best allergy treatment

    Seasonal allergies make life miserable for millions of Americans. So, in a bid to ease some of that discomfort, experts from two leading groups of allergists created a task force that has just issued new practice guidelines on the best ways to quell those bothersome symptoms. The consensus? For...

  • CVS agrees to buy Aetna in $69 billion deal that could shake up health care industry

    CVS agrees to buy Aetna in $69 billion deal that could shake up health care industry

    Pharmacy giant CVS Health agreed to buy Aetna in a $69 billion blockbuster acquisition that could rein in health care costs and transform its 9,700 pharmacy storefronts into community medical hubs for primary care and basic procedures, the companies announced Sunday. The pharmacy chain agreed to...