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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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  • Six join Havre de Grace H.S. Hall of Fame

    Six join Havre de Grace H.S. Hall of Fame
    The second class of the Havre de Grace High School Hall of Fame was inducted Friday morning during a ceremony and assembly in the school's auditorium. All four living inductees attended, as did members of their families. Two deceased inductees were...
  • Capital budget includes EOC center, Havre de Grace firehouse

    Capital budget includes EOC center, Havre de Grace firehouse
    Harford County Executive David Craig's proposed capital budget for 2013 features some new projects that residents could see this year. One project of interest in Havre de Grace is a long planned addition to the Susquehanna Hose Company's Number 3...
  • Opting For Independence helps seniors stay at home

    When Raisa Otero-Cesario's mother, Ana Otero, was hospitalized in February after a fall, she turned down the doctors' suggestions that she leave her mother overnight. "No way I'm leaving her," was her response. For Otero-Cesario, family is a priority....
  • Maryland wins $50 million Race to Top grant for early childhood programs

    Maryland was one of nine states that won a federal competition Friday for early education funds intended to boost the quality of programs available to young children. The state, which has been seen as a strong proponent of early childhood programs for...
  • University of Maryland Medical System among suitors for St. Joseph

    University of Maryland Medical System among suitors for St. Joseph
    The University of Maryland Medical System and LifeBridge Health are among five suitors vying for a partnership with St. Joseph Medical Center, though a deal will likely be complicated by the Towson hospital's poor financial situation. St. Joseph has had...
  • Eastern Shore doctor convicted of criminal charges in stent case

    A federal jury convicted a retired Eastern Shore cardiologist Tuesday of health care fraud and related charges for placing unnecessary coronary stents in the arteries of dozens of patients, then billing private and public insurers hundreds of thousands of...
  • A cost-effective approach to women's health

    A cost-effective approach to women's health
    Social conservatives have recently gone into fits over a report released last week recommending that insurance coverage include free access to birth control as preventive care for women under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. That insuring...
  • Insurance exchanges will help Md.'s small businesses

    Insurance exchanges will help Md.'s small businesses
    For millions of small business owners in Maryland and across the country, the health insurance market is broken. Because there's so little transparency, shopping for coverage can be a headache. And small companies can pay up to 18 percent more than...
  • Coaching imparts knowledge that saves resources

    The story in the July 21 issue headlined "Healthy Howard wins award for its health coaching" implied that the value of health coaching is questioned by some of our consumers and leaders. The article failed to mention that the top submissions for this...
  • Fox ignores achievements of Healthy Howard program

    This past week's "At a glance" column noted County Council member Greg Fox's opposition to Healthy Howard receiving an award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This reminds many of us of the worthy reasons for the council member to...
  • Federal birth control ruling upsets religious groups

    Federal birth control ruling upsets religious groups
    Church officials and other religious-based groups are gearing up to fight an order by the Obama administration that they include birth control in employee health plans — a requirement some say could threaten the protection of other moral beliefs and...
  • Mikulski bill would speed approval of new drugs by FDA

    Mikulski bill would speed approval of new drugs by FDA
    Drugs for chronic conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and diabetes would move through the Food and Drug Administration approval process more rapidly under a bipartisan bill Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will unveil Thursday. The legislation, which will...