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  • Owner of Severna Park assisted living facility responds to state lawsuit

    Owner of Severna Park assisted living facility responds to state lawsuit

    An owner of Severna Park's Kris-Leigh assisted living facility issued a response Friday to a recently filed state lawsuit, saying he "strongly opposed" claims that the business provided "deficient" care to elderly residents. "The allegations filed against Kris-Leigh Assisted Living at Severna Park...

  • Medical marijuana dispensary proposed in Edgewater

    Medical marijuana dispensary proposed in Edgewater

    A former Susquehanna Bank building in Edgewater is the next proposed site for a medical marijuana dispensary in Anne Arundel County. Evolution Wellness LLC has submitted an application to open a dispensary in the former bank at 3005 Solomons Island Road. The 1.5-acre site is located on a commercial...

  • Emerging Hopkins center harmonizing music and medicine

    Emerging Hopkins center harmonizing music and medicine

    For his fourth-grade science project, Alex Pantelyat compared the effects of classical and rock music on plants. Mozart, he recalled, helped the leaves flourish. Led Zeppelin caused wilting. He never figured out why, but 25 years later, Pantelyat, remains fascinated by the relationship between...

  • Judge temporarily halts Maryland medical marijuana industry

    Judge temporarily halts Maryland medical marijuana industry

    A Baltimore judge put Maryland's medical marijuana industry temporarily on hold Thursday, granting the request of a company that alleged state regulators illegally ignored racial diversity when picking firms to grow the drug. Circuit Judge Barry Williams said the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission...

  • Safe places to use drugs would save $6M in costs associated with opioid epidemic, study finds

    Safe places to use drugs would save $6M in costs associated with opioid epidemic, study finds

    If drug users were allowed to use in a safe place it would save $6 million a year in costs associated with the opioid epidemic, according to a new cost-benefit analysis conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and others. The findings were published in this month's Harm...

  • 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...

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