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  • CareFirst revises request, seeks higher rate increase

    CareFirst revises request, seeks higher rate increase

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said Wednesday that rate increases it requested from the Maryland Insurance Commission earlier this year are not enough to cover costs for its exchange-based plans and that it needs even larger ones. The state's largest insurer asked the commission in May to allow...

  • 'Big Bang' cast films PSA about melanoma after death of young Md. fan

    'Big Bang' cast films PSA about melanoma after death of young Md. fan

    CBS’s hit comedy show “The Big Bang Theory” is known for its laughs and nerdy jokes, but in a recent public service announcement, the cast got serious for a worthy cause. Actress Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny on the show, and castmates delivered facts and tips in a video to raise awareness about...

  • Tips for staying hydrated beyond drinking water

    Tips for staying hydrated beyond drinking water

    Does this summer's heat have you feeling a little thirsty? You are in good company. People are more likely to get dehydrated in the summer, said Elisabeth D'Alto, the retail dietitian for ShopRite Timonium. She shares the ways people can make sure they get enough fluids — and not just by drinking...

  • Advocates call on state to offer buprenorphine to opioid addicts in jails, prisons

    Advocates call on state to offer buprenorphine to opioid addicts in jails, prisons

    As opioid addiction rises, public health advocates in Maryland are calling for more treatment where many addicts end up: in jails and prisons. In Maryland, only Baltimore and a few counties offer any treatment in their jails. The state-run jail in Baltimore offers only detoxification. The state...

  • Baltimore temperature hits triple digits for first time since 2012; heat to continue through rest of week

    Baltimore temperature hits triple digits for first time since 2012; heat to continue through rest of week

    Triple-digit temperatures baked Baltimore for the first time in four years Monday, and forecasters predicted highs in the 90s through the rest of the week. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reached a high of 100 degrees at 1:36 p.m., according to the National Weather Service....

  • 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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