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  • Susan G. Komen MD hires new executive director to lead breast cancer organization

    Susan G. Komen MD hires new executive director to lead breast cancer organization

    Susan G. Komen Maryland named Michel Jessup as its new executive director Monday. Administrators of the breast cancer organization cited his strong fundraising and non-profit management background as part of his appeal. Jessup was the CEO at the Maryland Center for the Visual and Performing Arts...

  • The opioid crisis spills into the workplace

    The opioid crisis spills into the workplace

    At Philip Tulkoff's food-processing plant in Baltimore, machines grind tough horseradish roots into puree. "If you put your arm in the wrong place," the owner says, "and you're not paying attention, it's going to pull you in." It's not a good place to be intoxicated. Drug abuse in the workforce...

  • Aaron Hernandez Suffered Head Trauma — Does It Explain His Behavior?

    Aaron Hernandez Suffered Head Trauma — Does It Explain His Behavior?

    Five months after he was found dead in his cell at a Massachusetts prison, Aaron Hernandez has emerged as a key figure in the debate surrounding the health risks associated with football. Researchers at Boston University revealed Hernandez suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative...

  • Baltimore psychologist heads effort to 'warn' about Trump's mental health

    Baltimore psychologist heads effort to 'warn' about Trump's mental health

    Put psychologist John Gartner on a couch and ask him about his childhood and one of the first stories he will recall is about his mom, Diana, and a touchstone moment in the fight for women’s rights. In 1969, Diana Gartner and other leaders of the relatively new National Organization for Women made...

  • Hospitals cut back on prescribing opioids to address addiction problem they unwittingly helped create

    Hospitals cut back on prescribing opioids to address addiction problem they unwittingly helped create

    Anne Arundel Health System doctors found wide variation when they looked at how they prescribed opioid painkillers. Patients with the same medical conditions, such as a back injury, were given the potent, addictive drugs in some instances and not in others. Doctors prescribed a wide range of doses;...

  • State provides $750,000 to help MedStar Health move to new Columbia HQ

    State provides $750,000 to help MedStar Health move to new Columbia HQ

    The Maryland Department of Commerce will provide MedStar Health with $750,000 in state aid plus tax credits to support the relocation of its headquarters in Columbia. MedStar Health, the state's largest health care provider, plans to move later this year to a new and more spacious headquarters...

  • Laurel Regional supporters hit the road to save the hospital

    Laurel Regional supporters hit the road to save the hospital

    Devin McCall, a Laurel resident and union representative for the 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, sat quietly in a window seat aboard an Academy charter bus that left Laurel Thursday headed for Annapolis. McCall was on his way, alongside nearly two dozen city residents and union workers,...

  • Kaiser Permanente building proposed for Abingdon's Box Hill South area

    Kaiser Permanente building proposed for Abingdon's Box Hill South area

    A 26,100-square-foot office building, to house Kaiser Permanente, is being proposed at the corner of Box Hill South Parkway and Box Hill Corporate Center Drive in Abingdon. The plan was reviewed Wednesday by the Harford County Development Advisory Committee, or DAC. The office space would be the...

  • Kaiser opens new Baltimore medical offices

    Kaiser opens new Baltimore medical offices

    Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States opened its new Harbor Medical Center location on East Pratt Street in Baltimore this week. The 19,000-square-foot facility houses nine provider offices and 17 exam rooms and offers clinical services, including family medicine, obstetrics gynecology and...

  • University of Maryland institute wins grants to battle disease in Africa

    University of Maryland institute wins grants to battle disease in Africa

    The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine's was awarded a combined $23 million in funding to boost the abilities of two West African countries to cope with a scourge of infectious diseases, including HIV, tuberculosis and Ebola. The $13 million grant from...