A growing number of dieticians and doctors are practicing nutritional genetics - or looking at the way variations in genes can modify the affects of nutrients on health. They are using it to help patients figure out which foods they should eat, and avoid, for their biological makeup.
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States announced Wednesday that it is giving Bon Secours Health System $1.7 million to build a community resource center that officials hope will spur economic opportunity in communities that are part of the 21223 zip code of West Baltimore.
The state has received $6.3 million in federal funding to start an initiative they hope will reduce lead poisoning and asthma rates, particularly when related to poor housing conditions. The programs will also receive $860,000 in state funding in addition to the federal money.
Legislation unveiled by Senate Republican leaders to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law ran into swift internal opposition Thursday, once again throwing into doubt the GOP's ability to make good on a years long campaign promise to repeal the controversial program.
An executive at Chase Brexton Health Care, whose license as a social worker was suspended recently by the state, resigned several weeks ago, but officials at the chain of health clinics said his departure is not related to the suspension.
Team workouts are part of a growing movement at gyms around the region and across the country to offer workouts much like a sports team might do in small groups. Merritt Clubs, Brick Bodies and FX Studios, the Under Armour-affiliated gym, all offer team workouts.
Emergency rooms are marking up prices by an average of 340 percent with minorities and uinsured patients getting the biggest bills, according to new research by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Enrollment in clinical trials in general is low, with 37 percent failing to meet their enrollment goals and 11 percent never enrolling a single patient. The dilemma is even worse when trying to enroll the elderly.
Three first responders on a drug overdose scene in Harford County last week found themselves also needing treatment for potential exposure to heroin and fentanyl, showing how lethal the drugs on Maryland's streets have become and renewing safety concerns for those on the front lines of the drug epidemic.
State health officials are urging parents to see if their children need to be retested for lead in their blood after the Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Centers for Disease Control said this week that some tests were not accurate.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is warning consumers not to eat frozen foods sold under the brand names Aunt Jemima Brand, Hungry Man, and Save-A-Lot because of possible Listeria contamination.
Shock Trauma is one of the many hospitals and doctors offices around the country testing, and in some cases already using, virtual reality technology in treating patients. Virtual reality is being used to distract patients during painful procedures, such as treatment for third-degree burns, so they feel less pain. Soldiers and veterans suffering from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are getting treated with virtual reality videos that recreate traumatic events to help patients face
The board that licenses professional counselors and therapists took up to a year to tell the state's attorney general's office about cases of sexual misconduct and operating without a license, allowing the workers to continue seeing patients, a state audit released this week found.
The state entitly that approves insurance rates is going to hire an independent actuary firm to review exorbitant hikes requested by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield for plans that people buy under the Affordable Care Act.
Maryland's largest health insurer Thursday asked state regulators for permission to raise rates by an average of 52 percent on plans brought by individuals on a state exchange under the Affordable Care Act.
The Esophageal Cancer Action Network in Baltimore plans to file a citizen's petition Monday with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require cancer warnings on the labels of over-the-counter reflux medications
If left untreated an irregular heartbeat can cause life-changing complications over time. But Dr. M. Yousuf Kanjwal, the director of clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the LifeBridge Health Cardiovascular Institute, says there are successful options to control heart rate and heart rhythm.
An HBO movie starring Oprah Winfrey about Henrietta Lacks has thrust Johns Hopkins into an uncomfortable spotlight and prompted some Lacks family members and others to call for financial compensation for her descendants as a form of atonement. By dredging up past wrongs, it creates at least a temporary public relations issue for the esteemed institution, crisis management experts said.
A handful of hospitals are trying to change the culture of the neonatal intensive care unit and in turn reduce costs and improve the time it takes babies to recover by keeping mom and baby in the same room during recovery
Every year, thousands of child-bearing age people are diagnosed with cancer and suddenly forced to make the tough decision of preserving their fertility. Of the 125,000 people under the age of 45 diagnosed with cancer nationwide, about half will receive treatments that will affect fertility, according to the Alliance for Fertility Preservation. It is not only an emotional decision, but a huge financial commitment with some treatments costing as much as $20,000.
The country's largest advocacy group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people has dinged Johns Hopkins Medicine in its latest health index for not taking a hard stance about the views of two of its psychologists who believe there is virtually no scientific evidence that people are born gay or transgender.