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  • Maryland could lose billions in federal funding if ACA is repealed

    Maryland could lose billions in federal funding if ACA is repealed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

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  • Mild, wet weather forecast for inauguration, march

    Mild, wet weather forecast for inauguration, march

    A mild and damp weekend is forecast in Washington for the inauguration of incoming President Donald Trump. Temperatures for Friday's ceremonies are forecast in the 40s, with afternoon highs in the upper 40s. A light but steady rain is expected throughout the day. It will likely be one of the milder...

  • 2016 sets new mark as Earth's warmest year on record

    2016 sets new mark as Earth's warmest year on record

    For a third consecutive year, Earth has set a new mark for global warmth. The average temperature around the planet in 2016 was 1.69 degrees above the 20th century average, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information's State of the Climate Report. That was 0.07 degrees warmer...

  • Region readies for another coating of snow and ice Saturday

    Region readies for another coating of snow and ice Saturday

    An ice storm stretching across half the country could bring a mix of snow, ice and rain to Baltimore on Saturday. Half an inch to an inch of snow, and anywhere from a few hundredths of an inch to a tenth of an inch of ice, are expected across Maryland, according to the National Weather Service....

  • Baltimore hits 70, tying record high, but icy weekend lies ahead

    Baltimore hits 70, tying record high, but icy weekend lies ahead

    Baltimore tied a 127-year-old record high Thursday, hitting 70 degrees, but forecasters are projecting an icy weekend ahead. Temperatures at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport matched a record for Jan. 12 set at the U.S. Customs House downtown in 1890, while the Inner Harbor...

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