| Apr 23, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:20 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
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...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:04 AM
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...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Three years after touting his medical background as he campaigned for Congress, Rep. Andy Harris is emerging as a top spokesman in opposition to Obamacare — and taking on other health policy issues as well.
For Harris, a Baltimore County...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:09 AM
First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit.
Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:10 AM
A year ago, it was difficult for taxpayers to do last-minute tax planning because of uncertainty surrounding expiring tax breaks from the Bush era.
Lawmakers were at loggerheads on which, if any, deductions and credits to keep and whether to let tax...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Annie Monroe got in a quick workout at the FutureCare Irvington nursing home on a recent afternoon. But the 87-year-old great-grandmother doesn't live there.
She was sent by a hospital in December for rehabilitation after suffering an infection. While...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The ugly duckling of Obamacare is showing a few minor signs that it may yet turn into a cygnet, but how long before it matures into a swan?
Positive endorsements from satisfied recipients of new medical insurance coverage give us hope after the...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:56 AM
At the Perry Hall Folk Music Night, democracy prevails — the performers are often in the audience and audience members get to perform.
And, even those who don't take the stage at all like to sing along.
"Audience participation — people...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 4:06 PM
With her seeing-eye dog by her side, Denna Lambert works to help ensure that up-and-coming scientists and engineers with disabilities can see a future at NASA.
Lambert, the disability program manager at Goddard Space Flight Center, said she is...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 11:35 AM
The Howard County Board of Education Thursday terminated its contract with United Healthcare, officially backing out of a Medicare Advantage Health Benefits plan that many retirees had criticized.
The board voted unanimously to rescind the contract...