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.


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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.


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.



Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Preliminary Senate Approval

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



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.



Fewer Patients Awake During Operations

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


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.


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.


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.


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Doctors Begin Sharing Notes With Patients

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


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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.


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.