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  • ShopRite offers free counseling with dietitians at its supermarkets

    ShopRite offers free counseling with dietitians at its supermarkets

    Tapping into consumers' desires to lead healthier lifestyles, ShopRite is offering free dietitian services as well as cholesterol and glucose screenings at its supermarkets. Other programs coming this year include free support groups, weight-management classes and diabetes classes. "We want our...

  • WellDoc receives FDA clearance for non-prescription version of diabetes management app

    WellDoc receives FDA clearance for non-prescription version of diabetes management app

    WellDoc, a Columbia health care technology company, has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell a version of its diabetes management mobile application that does not require a prescription. The new offering, which should be available by the end of March, significantly...

  • Chase Brexton hires new president and CEO

    Chase Brexton hires new president and CEO

    Chase Brexton Health Care announced Thursday that it has hired a new president and CEO two months after the last person to head the community health center left amid a contentious unionization effort and badly strained relations between management and employees. The Baltimore-based health center...

  • Maryland could lose billions in federal funding if ACA is repealed

    Maryland could lose billions in federal funding if ACA is repealed

    The repeal of Obamacare could cost the State of Maryland nearly $2 billion in Medicaid funding for more than 260,000 people, state legislative analysts told lawmakers Thursday. Hospitals could lose an additional $2.3 billion, the analysts told the House Health and Government Operations Committee....

  • Proposal would let employees use tax-free health accounts for fitness costs

    Proposal would let employees use tax-free health accounts for fitness costs

    Imagine paying for a yoga class, gym membership or child's soccer cleats with money set aside before taxes in an employer-sponsored account much as many people already do for out-of-pocket medical expenses and child care. That's what could happen under a proposal gaining bipartisan support in Congress...

  • 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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