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Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 at 08:27 AM EST

New Health Insurance Laws in Maryland Taking Effect

New Health Insurance Laws in Maryland Taking Effect

Several new laws mandating certain health insurance coverage are taking effect in Maryland in the new year.

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 11:55 AM EST

Guide: What to Expect at the 2019 Health & Fitness Expo

Guide: What to Expect at the 2019 Health & Fitness Expo

For the 26th year, we're bringing you a chance to learn more about health, wellness and fitness — while having fun. Join us in Hall B and C at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday until 5 p.m....

Monday, Dec 31, 2018 at 04:24 PM EST

200K Virginians to Benefit From 2019 Medicaid Expansion

200K Virginians to Benefit From 2019 Medicaid Expansion

Thousands of uninsured, low-income Virginians will have new health care coverage starting in the new year.

Monday, Dec 31, 2018 at 12:10 AM EST

Judge Clears the Way for Appeal of Ruling Against Health Law

Judge Clears the Way for Appeal of Ruling Against Health Law

A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas who recently declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional has stayed his ruling to allow for appeals. That means "Obamacare" remains in effect while litigation...

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 01:37 PM EST

Neb. Center Monitors American for Possible Ebola Exposure

Neb. Center Monitors American for Possible Ebola Exposure

An American who was providing medical assistance in Congo may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus and is being monitored at a Nebraska medical center. The University of Nebraska Medical Center in...

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 at 06:20 PM EST

Lawsuit Filed After Safety Issues Found at NJ Surgery Center

Lawsuit Filed After Safety Issues Found at NJ Surgery Center

State investigators say a New Jersey surgery center that may have exposed more than 3,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C used poor drug storage methods, an outdated infection control plan and...

Friday, Dec 28, 2018 at 06:56 AM EST

Newly FDA-Approved Children's Vaccine Protects Against 6 Diseases

Newly FDA-Approved Children's Vaccine Protects Against 6 Diseases

A new pediatric vaccine that immunizes children against six diseases was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, French pharmaceutical company Sanofi said Wednesday. Reuters reported that the...

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 at 09:52 PM EST

Ex-CEO of Insys to Plead Guilty in Major Opioid Case

Ex-CEO of Insys to Plead Guilty in Major Opioid Case

The former CEO of a drug company that produced a powerful and addictive painkiller containing fentanyl for cancer patients has agreed to plead guilty in connection with a scheme in which the firm's leaders...

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 at 11:56 AM EST

DC Seeks to Cut Its Opioid-Related Deaths by Half by 2020

DC Seeks to Cut Its Opioid-Related Deaths by Half by 2020

Washington, D.C. has released a 22-page report outlining its plan to reduce opioid-related deaths in the District by late 2020.

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 at 08:18 PM EST

3,000+ NJ Patients Possibly Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis

3,000+ NJ Patients Possibly Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis

The New Jersey Department of Health says more than 3,000 patients at a surgery center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Officials say patients who had procedures done at the HealthPlus...

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