The Baltimore City Health Department has started "Baltimore in Conversation," an initiative by the city's health department to better understand the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and how obstacles they face affect health outcomes. The hope is that shared experiences will help foster better sexual health. Health officials also want to erase the stereotypes and stigma that others may have about the community.
The unanticipated costs of providing health care to customers on the state's online exchange prompted large insurers to seek rate increases of up to 30 percent while one insurer decided not to offer individual plans at all.
Johns Hopkins Hospital said Thursday it is appointing the first female president since the medical institution was founded 127 years ago. Dr. Redonda Miller, a 20-year Johns Hopkins employee, will begin her new duties July 1. She replaces Ronald R. Peterson who held the position for 19 years and announced he was leaving January.
The gymnasium at Gunpowder Elementary School was filled with activity one recent afternoon, but not with the first grade physical education class. The teachers — not the students — were the ones dressed in colorful tights and sneakers, jumping rope and running sprint drills across the floor.
A new program at Bon Secours Community Works aims to help people adjust to life after prison. An affiliate of Bon Secours Hospital, the Community Works program addresses the social issues, such as poverty, lack of housing and unemployment, that are as important to a person's well-being and health as the physical ailments that land them in a hospital.
Nearly 6 percent of children in Maryland have a parent in prison or jail, which makes it more likely that they will struggle academically, live in poverty, and have other social or psychological problems that could plague them for life.
Baltimore medical device company Clear Guide Medical said it has received $1.5 million in financing from a group of investors led by Wildermuth Advisory LLC to help increase sales of its hand-held ultrasound accessory
Dr. Ryan M. Zimmerman at the Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital said the tiniest joints of the fingers can break down over time, causing pain and stiffness in some patients. Joint replacement can provide much-needed relief.
Kaiser Permanente is expanding a database of DNA and other medical information donated by its patients to use in research it hopes leads to groundbreaking cures and treatments for some of the most common chronic diseases.
Since arriving at Sinai Hospital in 2013, Amy Perry has helped usher in new "population health" style of doing business. The idea is that there are a lot of social problems contributing to bad health that hospitals, working with community partners, can help address.
MedStar Health is disputing a report by the Associated Press that the hospital company knew as early as 2007 about weaknesses in its system, which led to a massive cyber attack that encrypted its files.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy on Tuesday held up Man Alive Inc., and Lane Treatment Center in Charles North as an example of the comprehensive approach to drug treatment the Obama Administration wants to see more of around the country. It was his first stop on a national tour to discuss drug addiction
Nearly 400,000 people piled into the Inner Harbor and several other neighborhoods for the inaugural week-long Light City Festival - an interactive, art walk featuring light displays, live music and other performances.
Doctors see bariatric arterial embolization as potential weight loss tool. The procedure involves injecting small microscopic beads into the veins leading to the part of the stomach called the fundus that produces ghrelin, the body's most potent hunger-stimulating hormone. The blockage decreases the amount of ghrelin produced in the body and dulls the hunger signal so patients don't feel as much of an urge to eat.
The four candidates for mayor on stage at the Saints Philip and James Catholic Church basement Saturday afternoon could agree on a few things: a desperate need for more affordable housing in the city, for the revitalization of the most neglected neighborhoods and the demolition of 31,000 vacant homes.
The hackers who locked up data on MedStar's computers this week are demanding ransom to begin unlocking it — and they're offering a bulk discount to release all of it, according to a copy of the demands obtained by the Baltimore Sun.
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The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission has awarded $3.4 million in grants to 15 organizations to go toward projects that will expand health access in underserved areas, reduce health disparities and help decrease avoidable hospital costs.
Legislation submitted by Sen. State Sen. Thomas Middleton, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and Del. Peter A. Hammen, chair of the House Health and Government Operations Committee, would make it easier for hospitals to shut down and convert to stand-alone facilities that focus on outpatient and emergency care.
Evergreen Health Cooperative is poised to turn its first annual profit this year as it continues to attract new customers and grow when nearly half of the co-ops created under the Affordable Care Act have failed.
While Renaissance Academy High School students, teachers and staff confront a crushing spate of grief, they find themselves in a surprising posture. They see possibility, even hope. Kids who weren't concerned about academics are now staying after school to study, and many are asking for help in finding jobs, legitimate jobs. They're desperate to escape the fate of their friends.