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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 16, 2001
In a boon to hospitals, patients can be held liable for bills for emergency care they received when they were minors if their parents refused to pay, a divided Maryland Court of Appeals ruled yesterday. "This ruling is critically important for hospitals," said Herbert A. Thaler Jr., lawyer for the hospitals. As a practical matter, he said, the 4-3 ruling largely affects people who turn 18, legal adulthood, within three years of receiving emergency medical care that their parents refused to pay for. The hospital has three years from treatment to file suit.
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BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | ed.gunts@baltsun.com | March 9, 2010
The Baltimore Technology Park is building a $5 million expansion that will provide 7,000 square feet of space and support up to six megawatts of power for law firms, educational institutions, health care providers and others seeking data center services. The 30,000-square-foot technology park opened five years ago in the shell of a one-story former whiskey warehouse at 1401 Russell St., just south of M&T Bank Stadium, and now has several dozen customers. Its expansion is scheduled for completion in April.
NEWS
By Janet Simon Schreck | August 21, 2014
While the roles of depression and addiction in Robin William's suicide were the focus of most news stories about his death, perhaps the headlines should have focused on his recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, highlighting the intricate relationships between neurological diseases and mental health conditions. The U.S. health care system is woefully inadequate at addressing the overlap between the body, mind and soul in these patients. The anatomical, physiological and neurochemical changes in the brain associated with neurological disorders - such as stroke, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease - can exacerbate or worsen previously existing mental health conditions including depression and anxiety.
NEWS
By Stacey Lee | December 3, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently published a draft proposal that would remedy an injury the Supreme Court dealt to generic-drug consumers two years ago in a case known as Pliva v. Mensing. In that decision, the court held that federal law prevented generic manufacturers from independently revising inadequate, inaccurate and out-of-date warning labels on their products, as the manufacturers of brand-name drugs are able to do. The ruling had the net effect of taking away any legal recourse from consumers who were harmed by those drugs because of poor safety labels.
BUSINESS
By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,Sun Staff Writer | February 9, 1994
Faced with a deluge of opposition from angry doctors and health maintenance organizations, a state planning panel yesterday scrapped the idea of a six-month moratorium on new outpatient surgery centers.The chairman of the Maryland Health Resources Planning Commission, Marcia G. Pines, said its decision was not a signal to health care providers to flood the panel with applications to open the freestanding centers.If they do, she said, the planning staff would be unable to focus on the topic that prompted the proposed ban -- the financial impact of such centers on traditional providers and the need to devise a new health care delivery system in Maryland.
NEWS
July 1, 2001
Public service video to show mobile clinic Mission of Mercy, the mobile medical clinic that makes several stops in Carroll County, is featured in a new video produced by Towson University. The video will be shown to service organizations, churches and civic groups in Mission of Mercy's service area, said David Liddle, chief executive officer. "Anyone who wants to know more about the health problems faced by the increasing of the uninsured should contact us," Liddle said. "By the time patients get to Mission of Mercy, they are desperate.
NEWS
By THERESA SHAVER AND ADRIENNE OLECK | May 14, 2006
During the Katrina disaster, Robbie Prepas, a certified nurse midwife from California, delivered five babies in the New Orleans Airport and twins in an ambulance en route to Baton Rouge. She triaged several hundred pregnant moms by listening to their fetal heartbeats, providing antenatal and postpartum care. "I have worked in disaster situations all over the world, and Hurricane Katrina was the worst I have ever been involved in," said Ms. Prepas, a member of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | December 25, 2007
BOSTON -- State health officials across New England are on alert after dozens of cases of mumps have been confirmed or suspected in Maine. Fifteen cases have been confirmed in Maine since September, and 57 more are suspected, said Geoff Beckett, the assistant state epidemiologist. While no cases have been confirmed in other New England states since September, officials fear the disease could spread quickly, particularly because of the region's abundance of college students, who are thought to be at particular risk.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 28, 2003
WASHINGTON - Millions of low-income Americans would face the loss of health insurance or sharp cuts in benefits, such as coverage for prescription drugs and dental care, under proposals moving through state legislatures across the country. State officials and health policy experts say the cuts will increase the number of uninsured, threaten recent progress in covering children, and impose severe strains on hospitals, doctors and nursing homes. But those officials, confronting a third straight year of fiscal crisis, say they have no choice but to control Medicaid, the fast-growing program that provides health insurance for 50 million people.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2012
State health officials are seeking the public's advice on how to deal with new federal guidelines expanding the number of young children deemed at risk of harm from low-level lead exposure. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is considering whether to have local health departments follow all young children testing positive for low levels of toxic lead in their bloodstream, or to leave the least exposed youngsters to doctors and other health care providers to track. Earlier this year, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention effectively halved its long-standing threshold for acting on low-level lead exposure in young children.
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