The third year of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began Sunday and exchange officials said they are focusing more on consumer experience and finding hard-to-reach Marylanders as they work toward a goal of enrolling 150,000 people in private plans, up from 115,000 people last year.
Legislation backed by the administration of Stephanie Rawlings-Blake would empower city health inspectors to fine — and eventually shut down — retailers that sell synthetic drugs long criticized for appealing to youth with cartoon character marketing and claims of being natural and safe.
Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen will introduce new vending machines this afternoon with at least half the options to include nutritous foods. The city adopted new standards for vending machines in August.
The Arc of Maryland held a movie night at Bengie's Drive-In for kids with developmental disabilities where they could be themselves and not worry about bothering others. Families are finding more and more programs aimed at kids with developmental disabilities.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Microsoft announced Monday they are combining efforts to improve the way medical devices in the intensive care unit communicate in hopes of curbing medical errors and preventable complications that kill as many as 400,000 patients a year.
Maryland is among 17 states a Congressional committee looking into the federal government's oversight of state health exchanges sent letters asking for new information about how federal money was spent.
A state legislative audit sharply criticized Maryland health exchange officials for a wide range of fiscal failures, including how it awarded contracts to companies building the state's initially troubled online insurance marketplace.
By Andrea K. McDaniels, Erin Cox and Michael Dresser
Better detection and treatment of breast cancer means that many women are surviving the disease. But life doesn't necessarily get easier for survivors right away. Dr. Kenneth Miller, medical oncologist at the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute at LifeBridge Health, talks about how women can get through the early phases of survivorship and eventually take pride in beating such a difficult disease.
Nearly 200 of those researchers are gathering at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore to share the latest research, and hopefully spark new ideas, in the effort to meet that goal. They were in town for the International Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology, which for the last 17 years has brought together the best minds in AIDS research to help advance ways to treat it.
James Gaylord had left his fellow regulars at the McDonald's on York Road to help a friend drive a woman they both knew to the Motor Vehicle Administration office in Northwest Baltimore. At the Hilltop Shopping Center, the 71-year-old retiree became the city's latest homicide victim.
Infants and toddlers use eight to 12 diapers a day, costing $70 to $80-a-month, a price that many low-incomes moms find is not within their budgets. But a new non-profit diaper bank has opened in Baltimore to lend a hand.
The Baltimore City Health Department will announce today it has received more than $20 million from the Centers for Disease Contol for a new HIV strategy that will target gay men and transgender people and push a drug that can prevent people from contracting the disease.
While pulmonary hypertension is uncommon in children, more and more kids are being hospitalized for the potentially fatal condition in which blood pressure is abnormally high in the arteries of the lungs, Johns Hopkins researchers found.
Baltimore-based Barcoding Inc. is providing its radio frequency technology, or RFID, to a Louisiana startup that would automate the collection of medical data during doctor's visits so that physicians have more face time with patients.
The Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities said Wednesday it had received its largest grant ever - $1 million from the federal government to increase the number of minorities who use primary care services.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the state's largest insurer, is raising rates as much as 26 percent after absorbing more than $100 million in losses incurred as more older and sicker patients got coverage under federal health care reform.
Scientists have used tissue from aborted fetuses in their research for years, but debate over the practice has re-emerged after Planned Parenthood was recently accused by anti-abortion activists of profiting from the practice.
A clinical trial through the University of Maryland Medical School and the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center gave those with blood plasma cancer longer remission times by re-engineering parts of the immune system