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  • University of Maryland Medical Center to begin layoffs this month

    University of Maryland Medical Center to begin layoffs this month
    The University of Maryland Medical Center will send layoff notices to employees at the end of the month as it looks to cut costs in the wake of federal budget cuts and what it and other state hospitals have called inadequate rate increases. Jeffrey...
  • Rx for electronic records

    Rx for electronic records
    A critical opportunity to improve U.S. health care finally lies within reach. In 2004, then-President George Bush announced the goal to have a national electronic health records (EHR) system in place in 10 years. Tragically, EHR development had become...
  • Religious freedom under threat at home

    Religious freedom under threat at home
    On Friday, Catholics throughout the United States will begin observing two weeks known as the Fortnight for Freedom. For a second consecutive year, the U.S. Catholic Church has set aside this time leading up to Independence Day to draw attention to the...
  • Older Americans are front and center during May

    May is Older Americans Month! The Administration for Community Living and the Administration on Aging, which come under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, continue this great tradition and their commitment to recognizing the valuable...
  • Rate-setting commission recommends no increase in hospital charges

    Rate-setting commission recommends no increase in hospital charges
    The state's hospitals would absorb all of the 2 percent Medicare cuts required by federal sequestration under a proposal released Thursday by the state panel that sets hospital rates. The recommendation by the staff of the Health Services Cost Review...
  • The new school (health) rules

    The new school (health) rules
    Back to school can also mean back to germs, breaks, sprains and concussions. While most of us know kids need a good night's sleep and a good breakfast, just what exactly do experts define as "good"? And what other basics should parents put on their...
  • Out of service? Online hiring systems frustrate applicants

    Out of service? Online hiring systems frustrate applicants
    The emailed rejection came as no surprise to Bill Skibinski, though the Abingdon resident believed he was more than qualified for the entry-level job he'd applied for online. After spending two years seeking full-time work, Skibinski is convinced that...
  • Commentary: Havre de Grace native officiates NFL game

    Well, alrighty then. While we enjoyed what Week 2 had to offer on the courts, greens and fields last week, we also were brought back to football, NFL style. Now, I know many of you are bubbling over with excitement because of the Ravens' fine start,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Catholics must fight for religious freedom

    Catholics must fight for religious freedom
    With tweets and text messages, prayers and preaching, Catholics and other Americans are spending two weeks (June 21-July 4) launching a religious freedom awareness campaign called the "Fortnight for Freedom." Concern for the freedom of Christians to...
  • Harford executive says new Havre de Grace High will be built - or else

    Harford executive says new Havre de Grace High will be built - or else
    Harford County Executive David Craig envisions ground being broken for a new Havre de Grace High School before he leaves office in December 2014. Craig says the school should be built in an open area between the middle school and Harris Stadium. Most...