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  • Nonsmoking policy not adequate at hospital where man died in fire, report says

    Nonsmoking policy not adequate at hospital where man died in fire, report says
    The University of Maryland Medical Center was not adequately enforcing its nonsmoking policy when a man died in a fire last fall at the hospital, according to a federal and state investigation. Investigators discovered cigarettes and a lighter near the...
  • Medicare payments don't tell whole story [Letter]

    Medicare payments don't tell whole story [Letter]
    The Sun's story regarding Medicare payments to ophthalmologists is incomplete and does not report the fact that the treatment in question is effective in restoring vision ("Hundreds of millions paid by Medicare in Maryland," April 10). Maybe if Medicare...
  • Preparing for your body for retirement

    Preparing for your body for retirement
    Donna Schramek is looking forward to retirement on the Eastern Shore. She loves the smell of the ocean, walking on the beach, and spending time with her grandchildren. That's why the 64-year-old Brooklyn Park administrative coordinator at Medstar Health...
  • Frequently asked questions about Medicare

    Frequently asked questions about Medicare
    Since 1966, residents 65 or older have been able to sign up for Medicare, the federal government's health plan for seniors. But there are now private plans available, as well as a drug plan, giving people more options — but also raising more...
  • Medicare coverage falls short [Letter]

    Medicare coverage falls short [Letter]
    In the business section, you had a question and answer column with Michelle P. Holzer of the Maryland Department of Aging ("Frequently asked questions about Medicare," April 19) and she said Medicare covers skilled nursing and rehabilitative services...
  • Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]

    Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]
    This is getting old. Every time our nation has an opportunity to do something positive in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, we come up short. The latest example is the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the independent panel charged with...
  • Pay up, Kamenetz [Editorial]

    Pay up, Kamenetz  [Editorial]
    Baltimore County Circuit Judge Michael J. Finifter knows how to get County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's attention. A year and a half after Maryland's highest court upheld an arbitrator's decision that Baltimore County had overcharged a group of police...
  • Functional hospital patients fare better

    Functional hospital patients fare better
    Testing hospital patients on their ability to perform everyday tasks before they are released could go a long way to keeping them from returning to the hospital, new research from Johns Hopkins University suggests. Tasks such as moving from a bed to a...
  • Millie Tyssowski, Social Security budgeting official

    Millie Tyssowski, Social Security budgeting official
    Millie Tyssowski, a retired Medicare executive and Social Security Administration budgeting official, died of congestive heart failure May 16 at Sinai Hospital. The Dickeyville resident was 93. After retiring, she served as president of both the Maryland...
  • CT scans for nonsmoking women could save lives [Commentary]

    CT scans for nonsmoking women could save lives [Commentary]
    The U. S. Preventive Services Task Force, made up of 16 medical experts appointed by the federal government's Department of Health and Human Services, has recently recommended that former and current smokers, ages 55 to 80, receive annual CT scans to test...
  • Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns

    Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns
    On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease. An Internet search for "sell...
  • It's time to recognize pharmacists as health care providers [Commentary]

    It's time to recognize pharmacists as health care providers [Commentary]
    Students and faculty from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy have an important message for the Maryland General Assembly this year: Empower pharmacists to perform a greater role as health care providers in order to improve health care quality...