Medical cannabis is used to treat a variety of ailments, such as glaucoma, muscle spasms and lack of appetite, but it is for pain management that many users are finding it to be particularly effective.
A little over a dozen people gathered in a room at the Carroll County Agriculture Center on a Saturday in late February, finding their seats in plastic folding chairs after grabbing information packets and fliers from two folding tables. The meeting topic? Marijuana. Medical cannabis.
As state lawmakers contemplate reforming how the University of Maryland Medical System handles contracts with insiders, a Baltimore Sun review of other hospitals' disclosures show the practice is not rare. Only Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation dabbled in politics.
Ten weeks after a study recommended that the city, state and Pimlico Race Course owner negotiate over the track's uncertain future, the dialogue has become strained and elected officials now say they are battling to prevent the Preakness Stakes from ditching Baltimore.
The money left over from the late Kevin Kamenetz's gubernatorial campaign will be used to fund college scholarships, as well as boost programs at Northwest Hospital, the Hippodrome Foundation and the Maryland Zoo.
Carroll Hospital Senior Vice President of Operations Dwayne Richardson’s role will be overseeing all of the hospital’s service lines — that is, each of the departments such as cardiology, oncology and emergency.
The Havre de Grace City Council passed, unanimously, Ordinance 996 regarding hospital-related changes to the city zoning code Monday, following a public hearing with impassioned remarks on both sides about Upper Chesapeake Health's Vision 2020 plan.
The We Cancerve Movement Inc., a Maryland-run nonprofit organization, invites youth ages 8 to 18 in Harford and Baltimore counties and Baltimore City to apply for one of five seats open on its all-youth board of advisors.
If not for the accent, it would be easy to mistake Dr. Jonathan Ringo as a hometown boy because the recently named president and chief operating officer of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore ties are extensive
Statewide legislation is being considered in the Maryland General Assembly that would provide some relief for displaced employees of hospitals that close, as is expected to happen with University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace.
Hospital administrators want to see more cases worked out in the same manner and are trying to push legislation that they say would make it easier for doctors to admit when a procedure or surgery goes wrong without having to testify about it in court later. They argue it would put more compensation in the hands of patients, rather than lawyers, and enable them to come up with a treatment plan for the patient more quickly.
One of the expected benefits from the merger LifeBridge Health and Carroll Hospital, according to hospital officials, was local access to services that had previously been unavailable in Carroll County.
Just 1 percent of the 16,000 doctors who treat patients in Maryland have signed up to for the state's medical marijuana program, and two of the largest hospital systems in the state have banned their physicians from participating.
Doctors have used charcoal in emergency rooms for years to treat drug overdoses and poisonings. Some pediatricians even tell parents to keep a bottle in their medicine cabinet in case their kid accidentally ingests toilet bowel cleaner or bug spray. And now the ingredient is becoming more mainstream and touted by some for regular use, including to whiten teeth and zap acne away.
Mammothons will be held Monday, November 14 at the Center for Breast Health at Carroll Hospital, the Herman & Walter Samuelson Breast Care Center at Northwest Hospital, and the Herman and Walter Samuelson Breast Care Center at Quarry Lake.
Women are encouraged to get a regular breast cancer screening, a mammogram, to detect the cancer early when it can still be cured. Doing so can put more options on the table for treatments, including less extensive surgery, and a better chance of beating the cancer. Sometimes, though, life can get in the way of scheduling those regular screenings.
The Maryland Jockey Club is planning to sell part of its Pimlico Race Course property in Baltimore to Sinai Hospital, a deal that comes amid questions about whether horse racing will continue at the site.
The plan in Park Heights recalls the clear-and-rebuild urban renewal efforts of the 1960s and 1970s. In scale and strategy, it also is similar to the city's large, ongoing redevelopment projects in East Baltimore and Poppleton, but those were fueled by the expectation that powerful, growing university research hospitals would drive demand for new buildings. In Park Heights officials must figure out how to induce change without that kind of economic engine.