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Monarch Medspa

Cosmetic Surgery Centers Face New Regulations After Liposuction Death

Tough new regulations are about to hit cosmetic surgery centers. They’re aimed at protecting Marylanders after a woman died after getting liposuction.

04/30/2013

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Appeals Court Affirms Md. Doctor’s Convictions

A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of a Maryland cardiologist who implanted unnecessary heart stents in more than 100 patients.

04/24/2013

David Kwiatkowski

Tech Charged In Hep C Outbreak Seeks Trial Delay

A former hospital technician charged with stealing drugs and infecting patients with hepatitis C wants his trial delayed until at least next April, in part because the public defenders representing him say federal budget cuts will force them to take more than a dozen days off in the coming months.

04/11/2013

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Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Preliminary Senate Approval

The Senate gave unanimous preliminary approval to the bill to provide medical marijuana to qualified patients.

04/05/2013

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Senate Poised To Vote On Medical Marijuana Bill

The Maryland General Assembly is poised for another landmark decision this session, giving patients access to marijuana.

04/04/2013

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Fewer Patients Awake During Operations

Previous research has found that about 1 in 500 patients is aware or awake under general anesthesia.

03/20/2013

Johns Hopkins at Keswick

17 Johns Hopkins At Keswick Employees Treated For Unknown Illness

A mysterious illness spreads through a Johns Hopkins facility, sending more than a dozen employees to the hospital.

02/26/2013

Nikita Levy

Police Work To Identify Patients Whose Privacy May Have Been Violated By Gynecologist

A growing investigation and growing alarm over a doctor’s secret recordings of patients. As police work to sift through a huge number of images, lawsuits are now pending in the case.

02/20/2013

Nikita Levy

Former Hopkins Gynecologist Accused Of Recording Patients Found Dead

Police say former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy were violated by their gynecologist with a video camera. The invasion of privacy could be worse than first reported. Numerous patients at Johns Hopkins may be victims and some of them are voicing disgust and outrage.

02/19/2013

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Doctors Begin Sharing Notes With Patients

It’s a simple idea that could transform health care.

10/22/2012

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Md. Panel Sets Hospital Rate At Near-Freeze Level

The panel that set rates for hospitals in Maryland has adopted a plan that keeps payments at a near-freeze level.

05/03/2012

Dr. Mark Midei

Number Of Medical Fraud Lawsuits Growing Against Well-Known Cardiologist

More trouble for a world-renowned cardiologist. Nearly two dozen additional lawsuits are filed against Dr. Mark Midei for allegedly implanting stents into patients who didn’t need them.

12/01/2011

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