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By Bruce Japsen and Bruce Japsen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 11, 2002
CHICAGO - Low-quality health care in the United States is costing nearly $400 billion a year, about 30 percent of the total $1.3 trillion annual medical expenditures in the nation, according to a study to be released today in Chicago. Medical errors and unnecessary treatments to misused drugs and bureaucratic waste - new research suggests such problems compromise quality medical care and each year cost private employers $1,700 to $2,000 per insured worker. The findings in a study commissioned by the Chicago-based Midwest Business Group on Health come as employers are wrestling with soaring health-care costs.
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By New York Times News Service | April 12, 1994
NEW YORK -- A wide-ranging, three-year study of young American children to be released today confirms some of society's worst fears: millions of infants and toddlers are so deprived of medical care, loving supervision and intellectual stimulation that their growth into healthy and responsible adults is threatened.The plight of the nation's youngest and most vulnerable children, the report says, is a result of many parents' being overwhelmed by poverty, teen-age pregnancy, divorce or work.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2001
The mother of a 2-month-old child who died three months ago has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly failing to seek medical attention for her sick infant, Baltimore police said yesterday. Sherry Marilyn Walls, 30, of the 6500 block of Rosemont Ave. in Northeast Baltimore was ordered held without bail by a District Court judge yesterday and was placed on suicide watch at the city Detention Center. Her next court date is scheduled for April 2. She was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged late that night.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | October 8, 2000
Aside from God, who has been endorsed by both major political parties, the big issue in the presidential campaign is health care. Every time we turn on the TV, we see either an ad from the Republicans telling us how horrible Al Gore's health-care plan is, or an ad from the Democrats telling us how horrible George W. Bush's plan is. So to summarize what we, as voters, have learned from this campaign: If Gore is elected: Health care will be controlled by...
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By Yvonne Wenger and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2012
After hours of labor, Enso Martinez cried as his wife, Rebecca Fielding, was carried from their Waverly home on a stretcher en route to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Fielding, who had wanted to deliver her baby at home with the help of a midwife, assured her husband that everything would be OK. But she never expected to wait more than two hours for an emergency Caesarean section after being rushed to the hospital by ambulance that morning in March 2010. If a team of doctors and nurses had performed the surgery earlier, Martinez and Fielding contend, their son, Enzo, would now be a normal 2-year-old boy practicing new words and toddling across the floor.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | September 4, 1996
Baltimore County officials are moving to bolster medical services to women jammed into an overflowing jail, but say inmate complaints about other problems aren't easily fixed in the outmoded building.EMSA Correctional Care, a Florida firm that has the $1.4 million annual contract for medical care at the county's jails, is ready to hire a physician's assistant to improve services for inmates, said county Corrections Administrator James M. Dean.But, he added, only emergency care is available nights and weekends, and conditions in the women's jail are difficult, especially when the 40-year-old building is so crowded.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 1, 2003
WASHINGTON - With reports that hundreds of Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers mobilized for the war on terror are living in substandard military base housing and sometimes waiting months for medical care, the Army is sending more medical staff to the bases and moving the soldiers to better quarters. But Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, a Vermont Democrat and co-chairman of the National Guard Caucus, said he wonders whether the problems, which surfaced at Fort Stewart, Ga., are widespread. He wants an investigation of more than a dozen other bases where part-time soldiers stay before heading to duty overseas.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
As kids spend time in the water, officials warn parents to keep a close watch to ensure children don't drown. But there is another condition parents should know about: secondary drowning. It afflicts children who survive a near-drowning incident. And though it's uncommon, it can be fatal if left untreated, according to Dr. Melissa Sparrow, clinical director for pediatric inpatient and emergency services at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. What is secondary, or dry, drowning? Secondary drowning is a term that is used by the public, and less so by physicians.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 3, 2003
SHUMULLI, Iraq - Residents of this farming community southeast of Baghdad believed they had good reason to fear the approach of American troops. According to what Iraqi government officials have told them, the Americans planned to steal their land and kill all their young men. But a convoy of U.S. Marines rumbled into the community's palm fringed streets this week to attempt to prove them wrong. The Marines came bearing gifts of medical care, water and food for the community of 30,000.
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By Reginald Fields and Reginald Fields,SUN STAFF | January 4, 2003
Tony Davis is homeless, jobless, doesn't have a doctor, doesn't have medical insurance, but he does have ailments that could use a physician's touch. Despite his circumstances, Davis is fortunate. He's getting the medical attention he needs and from an unlikely source -- a full-fledged primary care doctor's office on wheels that visits two Baltimore homeless shelters each week. Davis, with bloodshot eyes, raspy voice and toothy smile, strolls into the huge white mobile home parked outside the Franciscan Center in Charles Village and looks for nurse practitioner Bill Gough, whom he has seen almost exclusively since first using the vehicle for medical care in May 2001.
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