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  • Video games can help treat people with swallowing disorders

    Video games can help treat people with swallowing disorders

    Cecile Buker peered at the computer screen as a therapist prepared to feed her a teaspoon of water from a clear plastic cup. An animated kangaroo on the screen hopped toward a gold coin suspended in the air. "Get ready to swallow now," said the speech therapist Inoka Tennakoon. "A nice strong swallow."...

  • Auditors: State wrongly charged disabled residents millions in fees

    Auditors: State wrongly charged disabled residents millions in fees

    For years, the state agency that oversees people with disabilities erroneously charged monthly fees to largely poor people who live in residential facilities. And they might never get any of the millions of dollars back. State auditors reported this week that more than 2,500 people might have been...

  • Area public health experts make case for federal health programs

    Area public health experts make case for federal health programs

    With a host of federal health programs on the line with the incoming Trump administration, some public health experts in the Baltimore region are both bracing for big changes and offering their take on how to better spend taxpayer funds to improve outcomes for millions of Americans. It's not yet...

  • Proper food handling important to avoid food poisoning

    Proper food handling important to avoid food poisoning

    Early this year, CRF Frozen Foods, a processing plant in Pasco, Wash., that packages and markets a wide variety of organic produce, issued a recall of hundreds of frozen vegetable and fruit products because of a possible Listeria infection. Several people were reported to have been sickened, and...

  • Blood incidents prompt OSHA to fine Brooklyn Postal Service location $342,000

    Blood incidents prompt OSHA to fine Brooklyn Postal Service location $342,000

    A U.S. Postal Service annex in Baltimore's Brooklyn neighborhood has been fined $342,059 by the U.S. Department of Labor for improperly handling workers' exposure to bloodborne pathogens and hazardous materials. The labor department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Thursday...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Laurel hospital to cease inpatient services, upsetting community

    Laurel hospital to cease inpatient services, upsetting community

    The last time a hospital closed in Maryland, Bill Clinton was president, Celine Dion was at the top of the music charts and Michael Jordan announced his retirement from basketball. It was 1999 and Liberty Medical Center, New Children's Hospital and Church Hospital in Baltimore all shuttered their...

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