By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
An Indiana university said Monday that it gave Maryland a "D" for its manufacturing-industry health, adding that tax levels are likely a turnoff for companies in the sector. Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research gave the state "D" grades for tax climate - particularly its individual income tax, unemployment insurance and property taxes - as well as for the state's global reach through exports and the health of its logistics industry. The best grade the university gave Maryland was a "B" for productivity and innovation, a measure that includes research-and-development activity and patents per capita.
Patrick Maynard and The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2013
Informational articles on Blood clots and hernias were two of the most-sought health posts in the first half of 2013. The five "most popular story" slots for health were rounded out by three articles involving Johns Hopkins, according to metrics provider Adobe SiteCatalyst. Of those, two involved Dr. Benjamin Carson, who courted political attention this spring by criticizing Barack Obama's policies in a speech that the president viewed as an audience member. A collection of pictures related to Carson also made the list of the top photo galleries for the six-month period.
By Edward Lee | April 5, 2012
Wednesday night, Salisbury's Jim Berkman became the first college men's lacrosse coach to amass 400 victories in a career after his team trounced Mary Washington, 16-8. Berkman, who is 400-42 in 25 years, is understandably honored at the accomplishment, but he is even happier to celebrate a clean bill of health. Berkman suffered a mild heart attack while working out at his gym March 11. After having two stents inserted to remove a blockage in one of the arteries, he was permitted to return to the top-ranked and reigning national champion Sea Gulls eight days later.
January 20, 2010
Republican Scott Brown, above, defeats Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in the race for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Edward M. Kennedy. Brown's upset victory leaves President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders with fallback options to salvage a health care overhaul providing insurance to all Americans. And most of those fallbacks are fraught with political peril. Article, PG 10
Tim Wheeler | January 20, 2012
The American Visionary Art Museum is taking a characteristically fresh and different look at the state of our increasingly crowded planet on Sunday, with a free, day-long Eco Conference featuring presentations from indigenous artists and a variety of scientists, plus a pair of films on mountaintop coal mining and crop circles. (Didn't I say it would be different?) Keynoter is Sandra Steingraber , noted ecologist, author and cancer survivor who has focused on environmental links to cancer and human health.  Other featured speakers include marine toxicologist Susan Shaw and Hopkins-educated epidemiologist Shira Kramer . The conference, which begins at 10 a.m., has been organized to complement the museum's current exhibition, "All Things Round: Galaxies, Eyeballs and Karma," which celebrates "the circular and voluptuous nature of life," according to the museum's relase.  Among other subjects, the original artwork explores the much-discussed implications of the Mayan calendar ending in 2012.  The museum is at 800 Key Highway, at the base of Federal Hill park.  For more info, check or call 410-244-1900.
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | July 13, 2004
ViPS Inc., a Towson health software firm, is being sold to WebMD Corp. for $160 million, the New Jersey firm announced yesterday. While WebMD said it could not discuss its plans in detail until the deal closes, the sale is expected to have minimal impact on privately held ViPS' management and its nearly 400 employees. The purchase is expected take 30 days, including an antitrust review. The acquisition would join two companies in the business of processing and analyzing medical claims for insurers and doctors.
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2011
— The storage facility just past the quaint frame houses and antiques shops pressed against this town's Main Street held more than furniture and heirlooms that could no longer fit into people homes. Authorities say Unit 3019, steps from the main office, was being used to package the latest fad in designer narcotics — synthetic drugs sold as benign bath salts and herbal potpourri, with names such as "Snowblind Bath Salts," "Zombie World" and "Dark Night Sampler. " A recent arrest in Howard County led federal drug agents to the town this month.
By DAN BERGER | September 18, 1990
Smog can be hazardous to your health. They ought to put a label on it that says so....
March 23, 2010
As someone who has loyally voted for the Democratic party for 51 years, I am grateful for what has taken place in the health care reform debate. Democrats should take time , however, to thank Republican National Committee Chairman Micheal Steele for the manner in which he criticized the shouters and the spitters who sought to disrupt the health care reform debate. Denny Olver
By Meredith Cohn | January 10, 2010
There are three main areas in public health that need continued vigilance, said Dr. Peter L. Beilenson, now Howard County's health officer after serving as Baltimore's health commissioner for 13 years. The first is substance abuse, which has led to much of the violence in Baltimore. Next is a lack of primary care, contributing to obesity, diabetes and heart disease in the city. Third is the city kids' preparedness for school, including immunizations. "[Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake]
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