| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For more than 30 years, the federal government has allowed Maryland to operate by different rules from other states when it comes to the way Medicare pays for hospital services. So long as the state managed to keep the growth in the average cost for...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Consumers weren't able to sign up for insurance under new health care exchanges until last week, but con artists have been scheming for months to steal money or Social Security numbers under the guise of the Affordable Care Act.
And it's bound to get...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:34 PM
Workers at Fort McHenry emerged shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday to post the sign: "Closed until further notice. No Entry. No trespassing."
Over the next hour, joggers and cyclists pulled up to the gate, stopped, read the notice and turned around. Finally,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:00 PM
The way Maryland hospitals do business would be overhauled under a plan released Friday by state health officials.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's plan would tie hospital spending to the state economy and virtually eliminate a...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Surely, even for Democrats there's remarkably little joy to be had in watching mainstream Republicans turn on Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz for forcing the GOP into a suicide mission. The big show in Washington — the final (at least one can hope)...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Carol Cain tries to ignore the two lumps in her throat, but some days it's hard because they swell and are tender to the touch.
The 59-year-old, who makes a small income watching her grandchildren, hasn't seen a doctor about the problem because she...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 10:44 AM
The Food and Drug Administration's plans to streamline the approval process for "breakthrough" drugs that treat life-threatening diseases is great news for patients and has enormous potential for our pharmaceutical industry, already in the midst of an...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Legally married same-sex couples will be recognized for federal tax purposes no matter what state they live in, the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced Thursday.
The policy change follows the Supreme Court decision in June...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:20 AM
For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385.
The Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213.
•Acting Up! Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:15 AM
On July 1, Medicare proposed a dramatic and disappointing reduction in dialysis payment rates that could jeopardize local dialysis care. As a dialysis professional I am responsible for some of the sickest and most vulnerable patients in Maryland, those...
| Jul 12, 2013
Summer outdoor movies
The "Saturdays at the Wine Bin" summer movie series continues with the film "Life of Pi" at 9 p.m. July 20 at 8390 Main St. Popcorn and bottled water will be sold to benefit Voices for Children. Information: 410-465-7802.
| Jul 12, 2013
•"Something for Everyone," an all-member, all-media visual arts show, runs through Friday, July 26, at Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and...