| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Legally married same-sex couples will be recognized for federal tax purposes no matter what state they live in, the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced Thursday.
The policy change follows the Supreme Court decision in June...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Johns Hopkins Hospital charged $13,667 on average to treat one admission of a Medicare patient with diabetes in 2011, while a couple of miles away Mercy Medical Center billed an average of $8,425.
The University of Maryland Medical Center charged $9,045...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
What a wonderful, if hypocritical and misleading, opinion by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who continues to be as truthful and upfront with the American people as her boss is about Benghazi ("Health care reform is cutting costs,...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Scientists at the nation's leading research institutions are warning that continued uncertainty over federal funding could lead to a brain drain that will undermine the country's global status in medicine.
With funding at the National Institutes of...
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Last week, a federal district judge in New York ruled that girls younger than 17 should be allowed to purchase the Plan B contraceptive pill over the counter. Unlike the Obama administration, Judge Edward Korman got this one right. The 2011 decision by...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 12:37 PM
Healthy Howard Inc., which helps county residents obtain health care services, has won an award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its health coaching program — one of the nonprofit's most controversial aspects.
| 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...