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  • UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery

    UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery
    Students at the University of Maryland, College Park could have the cost of sex-change surgery covered by their health insurance next school year, joining a nationwide trend of private- and public-sector employers offering the benefit. Insurance firms...
  • Gay men should be able to donate blood

    Gay men should be able to donate blood
    The Food and Drug Administration's 1983 blanket ban on blood donation from men who have sex with men (MSM) is outdated, discriminatory and medically unjustifiable. Millions of Americans are denied the opportunity to donate life-saving blood products...
  • The Sun's flawed health care rationale

     The Sun's flawed health care rationale
    Your editorial, "The canceled policies" (Oct. 31), spends much time making excuses for a president who has lost credibility by assuring the voters of this country that "If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan,...
  • A chance to fix Medicare

    A chance to fix Medicare
    More than 1 million men and women in Maryland have one thing in common: They are enrolled in Medicare or Tricare. These programs provide seniors, the disabled and military families the coverage they need to remain healthy and to access the care when...
  • Push to legalize pot stalls out in Annapolis

    Push to legalize pot stalls out in Annapolis
    The Maryland General Assembly yesterday held an extensive set of hearings on a variety of bills dealing with marijuana.  The bills varied from outright legalization to various decriminalization options. Much of the debate was predictable, but a few...
  • National gay blood drive seeks to end FDA ban

    National gay blood drive seeks to end FDA ban
    Since 1983, the Food and Drug Administration has banned blood donations from men who have had sex with other men any time after 1977. Created in the nascent years of the AIDS epidemic, the policy was intended to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during...
  • A better MCAT may not produce better doctors

    A better MCAT may not produce better doctors
    What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine? Since the 1920s, the Medical...
  • Guantanamo detention center remains a stain on our national character

    Guantanamo detention center remains a stain on our national character
    Nearly 10 years ago, I reacted with horror and disdain as President George W. Bush gleefully took credit for extra-judicial killings and indefinite detention of suspected terrorists. I thought: "How could a president throw away the basic principle of...
  • Soccer field accident could remake Maryland personal injury law

    Soccer field accident could remake Maryland personal injury law
    The collapse of a soccer goal on a Howard County practice field has led the state's highest court to reconsider more than 150 years of personal injury law, in a case that could significantly improve injured plaintiffs' chances of winning payouts. The...
  • Weight loss programs don't have to be expensive to work

    Weight loss programs don't have to be expensive to work
    Good luck to Jessica Weiderholdt in keeping her 70 pounds off ("Teacher adopts new diet, lifestyle," June 20). However, the article looks like an advertisement for Beachbody exercise and Shakeology drinks. The American Medical Association has agreed...
  • Ambivalent about gay blood ban? Think again.

    Ambivalent about gay blood ban? Think again.
    I hate needles, and I've always deferred to doctors and scientists when it comes to questions of medical importance. Suffice it to say I've been ambivalent since I was a teen about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ban on gay men donating blood....
  • Diseased or just fat?

    Diseased or just fat?
    Last week's decision by the American Medical Association to categorize obesity as a disease brought out the expected reaction — cheers from advocates who believe this growing health threat has been neglected and a collective shrug from others who...