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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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  • Need vs. reality consumes Havre de Grace High replacement project

    When Harford County Executive David Craig first proposed building a new Havre de Grace High School a little more than a year ago, I wrote a column that was generally supportive of the concept. While I still think Craig's proposal has merit, it appears...
  • Dava Pharmaceuticals settles accusations it overcharged Medicaid

    Dava Pharmaceuticals Inc. will pay about $11 million to settle federal claims that it misreported drugs prices so it could charge more of the state-federal Medicaid program, according to U.S. Attorney for Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and others in the U.S....
  • 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...
  • Maryland braces for Supreme Court decision on health care reform law

    Maryland braces for Supreme Court decision on health care reform law
    Miriam Brand just graduated from the University of Maryland and does not have a job, but she does have health insurance. The 22-year-old diabetic is among the 2.5 million Americans who were allowed to stay on their parents' policies because of the...
  • 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...
  • 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 institutions win grants to improve health care

    Four Maryland institutions will receive grants under the federal health care reform law to improve care and cut costs. They are among 81 facilities nationwide to receive money during this round. In all 107 grants have been doled out for projects intended...
  • Dog scan gets no drugs at HHS

    Harford County public school officials said no drugs or tobacco products were found during a routine, random drug dog scan conducted in the Havre de Grace High School parking lot on Thursday, Feb. 23. The scan, done as part of the school system's...
  • Rush to judgment on birth control

    Rush to judgment on birth control
    Rush Limbaugh is the reigning shock jock of conservative political punditry — insults, outrage and outsized bluster are his stock in trade — so it takes quite an uproar for him to apologize. But that's what he has done at least twice now, if...
  • New home for the Warriors offers lessons in school building

    Talk about rebuilding or replacing Havre de Grace High School got me to thinking. Talk about rebuilding or replacing Havre de Grace High School got me thinking. For more than a year, some noticeable changes have been taking place at the school. It...