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  • Investing in lower health costs [Editorial]

    Investing in lower health costs  [Editorial]
    Maryland's health care system faces its greatest transformation in a generation — not because of the state's troubled health insurance exchange or even directly because of the Affordable Care Act but because of a change in the state's decades-old system for compensating hospitals. Under the terms of Maryland's newly updated waiver to Medicare rules, hospitals will make profits by keeping people well and out of their wards rather than by admitting them and treating them when they get sick.
  • Too many don't understand hospice [Letter]

    Too many don't understand hospice [Letter]
    Thanks for Jonathan Pitts' article regarding hospice care ("Urging African-Americans to look at hospice for end of life," Dec. 19). I work on the palliative care service at University of Maryland Medical Center and often encounter resistance to hospice...

    Share your blessings with those in need

    Share your blessings with those in need
    Many people find the holiday season to be a time to share their blessings with the less fortunate. Local organizations and advocacy groups such as those below would put your gift to good use. • Oaklands Presbyterian Church has a food pantry on-site...

    Perinatal hospices help mothers cope with the impending deaths of their babies

    Perinatal hospices help mothers cope with the impending deaths of their babies
    Jenny Mohler lay on an examining bed holding her pregnant belly at Sinai Hospital in Northwest Baltimore. Sonogram pictures hung from a machine in the right corner of the room. She was nervous, unable to block a feeling of uneasiness as she waited for a...

    Right-to-die legislation needed in Maryland

    It's encouraging that the organizers of the Death Cafe event are dedicating themselves to helping people prepare for the death that will come to us all ("Lively discussion dominates Death Cafe," June 26). My own experiences tell me that this kind of...