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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.

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Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed off as heroin.

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'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.

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Americans blow $27.8 billion a year by being lazy

Americans blow $27.8 billion a year by being lazy

It's been deemed one of the 10 leading risk factors for death, but it turns out that physical inactivity also comes with a hefty tab-$67.5 billion, to be exact.

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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 drink...

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