| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:53 PM
State lawmakers put finishing touches last week on plans to apply federal health care reforms in Maryland come Jan. 1. But who becomes newly insured — and at what cost —still worries stakeholders as the state speeds toward becoming one of...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 12:57 PM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched an ad campaign to show the damage done from smoking to smokers and their families.
The ads began March 19 on television, radio, online and billboards, as well as in theaters, magazines and...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 3:51 PM
One in 88 American children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The rate is 23 percent higher than one the agency released three years ago. Federal officials said some...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:46 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Watching Bill Clinton act as Barack Obama's "No. 1 surrogate," in the words of National Public Radio, is as exquisitely painful as watching a runaway monkey with a paintball gun at a museum.
Most of the pundits have focused on Mr. Clinton's motivations...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 8:24 PM
The Supreme Court's ruling on President Barack Obama's health care initiative was a cause for great anticipation for Alicia Steinberg.
In the parking lot of Brown Memorial Woodbrook Church on Thursday, the West Towson resident was waiting until the...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 12:11 PM
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius came to a private house in Roland Park on Thursday to "get the word out" about women's health care issues and promote the Obama administration's controversial health care reform act.
| Feb 10, 2012
| 5:21 PM
– For days President Obama had been hammered by critics — including Cardinal-designate Edwin F. O'Brien of the Archdiocese of Baltimore — over a regulation in the healthcare law that required religiously affiliated hospitals, charities...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:09 AM
Where are the women?
In the extreme and ill-tempered debate over the availability of contraceptives for women, we have heard from the president, the bishops of the Roman Catholic Church, the Republican presidential candidates, members if Congress and...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 11:41 AM
Leave it to some thoughtful physicians to put good medicine ahead of good politics. Last year, the Obama administration wrongly chose to limit access of teens to the emergency contraceptive pill known as Plan B. This week, pediatricians are urging their...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently argued that a new health insurance exchange will help Maryland's small businesses more easily find affordable coverage ("Insurance exchanges will help Md.'s small businesses," July 28).
| Dec 8, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' decision this week to overrule the Food and Drug Administration commissioner and refuse to authorize girls under age 17 to have over-the-counter access to the emergency contraceptive pill known as...