HEALTH CARE REFORM

Subpoenas issued in Maryland health exchange probe

Subpoenas issued in Maryland health exchange probe 

Federal auditors looking into Maryland's flawed health insurance exchange are subpoenaing documents as part of their probe and have sought information from the lead contractor hired by the state to build the site.

Insurers gain rate approvals for health exchange

The dominant carrier on Maryland's health exchange, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, will raise premiums beginning in January, though not nearly as much as the...

Hopkins student team selected in competition to build 'Star Trek'-like device

Hopkins student team selected in competition to build 'Star Trek'-like device 

A team of Johns Hopkins University undergraduates was named a finalist in a competition to build a real-life version of the tricorder, a fictional device used on the TV show "Star Trek" to diagnose health ailments.

'Different ways of being sexy' could help create new animal species

'Different ways of being sexy' could help create new animal species 

Since Charles Darwin wrote "The Origin of Species" more than 150 years ago, it's been known that nature's selection creates some species and ends others.

Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions

Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions 

As the Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered.

Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network

Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network 

Faced with the threats of viruses like H1N1 influenza and SARS in recent years, scientists including the University of Maryland's Dr. Robert Gallo sought a way to prepare for future outbreaks — founding the Baltimore-based Global Virus Network in 2011.

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