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February 4, 2011
If Republicans really think medical service is best rendered by the free market — hard to believe given that the United States' health outcomes rank on the bottom of the developed world — they should go all the way. Why do we have a fully government-run, taxpayer-paid, socialized, single-payer Medicare system if the free market does a better job providing quality care? Why, then, not let the market work its wonders for the elderly? Why, in the final analysis, do the Republican repeal gimmicks not include full repeal of the truly socialized medicine, Medicare?
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NEWS
By WILEY A. HALL III | May 2, 1993
We did not lose the war against poverty, we just got pickyabout who we helped and how much we helped them.Similarly, there is a great rising fear that we will get equally finicky when it comes down to the crunch on health care reform.A couple of recent studies illustrate what I mean about the war on poverty.In a 1991 report, "Child Poverty in America", the Children's Defense Fund noted that while federal programs had cut poverty among the elderly from 30 to 11 percent since the 1960s, children in poverty had grown steadily over the same period.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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
FEATURES
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 avam.org or call 410-244-1900.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2012
Bernard R. Rynarzewski, a retired state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene worker who was proud of his Polish heritage, died July 9 of complications from a stroke at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 60. The son of a civil engineer and a homemaker, Bernard Ronald Rynarzewski was born in Baltimore and raised in Towson. He was a 1970 graduate of Towson High School and earned his college degree from the University of Baltimore. From 1974 to 1998, he worked as a facilities surveyor for the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he frequently became an advocate for residents of health care facilities who were unable to do so for themselves.
HEALTH
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]
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | September 18, 1990
Smog can be hazardous to your health. They ought to put a label on it that says so....
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