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  • What it will take to make Baltimore safe

    What it will take to make Baltimore safe
    The 300 Man March, Baltimore's latest effort to rally against the worsening toll of killings that has hit the city this summer, turns out to have been inaptly named. Significantly more people than that are reported to have shown up — twice that...
  • Community health centers brace for health reform

    Community health centers brace for health reform
    Uninsured and diagnosed with HIV in 2004, Northeast Baltimore resident Dorothea Townes visits Chase Brexton Health Services' Mount Vernon clinic at least once a month to pick up medications and get checkups. "It's a big difference," Townes, 49, said...
  • Head start sequestration cuts smaller than expected, but still painful

    Head start sequestration cuts smaller than expected, but still painful
    Newly released numbers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tell a bittersweet story: Federal sequestration spending cuts had a smaller impact on Maryland's Head Start early childhood education program than expected, but they still hurt. ...
  • Health insurers to pay rebates

    Health insurers to pay rebates
    Tens of thousands of Marylanders will get rebates from their health insurance companies this summer under a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires insurers to spend a certain amount on patient care and quality improvement. The U.S....
  • 'House that Bel Air Built' to be dedicated this Friday

    'House that Bel Air Built' to be dedicated this Friday
    This Friday, June 21, at 10 a.m., Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, Inc. will cut the ribbon on the "House That Bel Air Built," located at 404 Giles Street in Bel Air. This will be the 71st home HHS has built since its inception in 1993 and the first...
  • Lori's views outside the Catholic mainstream

    Lori's views outside the Catholic mainstream
    Archbishop William E. Lori writes that religious freedom is under threat in the United States by the exclusion of religious values from public life ("Religious freedom under threat in U.S.," June 16). This is difficult to understand in Maryland where...
  • 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...
  • Health care reform is cutting costs, improving care

    Health care reform is cutting costs, improving care
    This week marks the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. For Marylanders, that means a health care system that is stronger than it was three years ago, and a future that looks even brighter. Marylanders who have health insurance now have more...
  • 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...
  • Maryland hospital rate increase recommended

    Maryland hospital rate increase recommended
    Maryland hospitals would get some help dealing with federal cuts under a proposed plan that would increase the rates they can charge by 1.65 percent. The staff of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, the agency responsible for setting hospital...
  • Havre de Grace High robotics team is 14th in state tourney

    Havre de Grace High robotics team is 14th in state tourney
    At the recent Maryland state championship for the FTC class of FIRST Robotics, the Havre de Grace High School Spears and Gears team placed 14th among 32 teams entered in the competition held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel. The...