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  • Baltimore City Health Department unveils plan to address health disparities

    Baltimore City Health Department unveils plan to address health disparities

    Citing race as the difference maker for many of the city's health problems, the Baltimore City Health Department has developed a plan to assess and address those disparities. In a report released Tuesday, the department outlined plans to cut health disparities in half in the next decade by focusing...

  • Drug to treat parasites, liver disease shows promise for Zika

    Drug to treat parasites, liver disease shows promise for Zika

    As researchers around the world scramble to develop a vaccine to treat Zika, a group of Johns Hopkins scientists have found three existing drugs that show promise in treating the disease. A team from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine joined researchers from Florida State University...

  • Emocha Mobile Health lands new contracts for its medication monitoring app

    Emocha Mobile Health lands new contracts for its medication monitoring app

    A Baltimore startup with a mobile application to keep tuberculosis patients on track with their medication regimen is expanding with new contracts in California and big ideas for how the technology can improve oversight of medications for other illnesses. Emocha Mobile Health, founded in 2013 on...

  • FDA recommends donated blood be tested for Zika

    FDA recommends donated blood be tested for Zika

    As Zika infections continue to spread around the nation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended Friday that all donated blood and blood components soon be tested for the mosquito-borne virus. Testing of the blood supply already has begun in Florida and in Puerto Rico, which is particularly...

  • Mylan launching cheaper generic EpiPen in wake of outcry over price hike

    Mylan launching cheaper generic EpiPen in wake of outcry over price hike

    The maker of EpiPens will start selling a cheaper, generic version of the emergency allergy shots as the furor over repeated U.S. price hikes continues — and looming competition threatens its near-monopoly. Despite its second move in five days to make EpiPens more affordable for consumers, maker...

  • 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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