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  • Jobs in Health

    Jobs in Health

    Learn about the wide variety of careers in the health-care field in the words of local professionals. Also see the latest hirings and promotions at Health Professionals on the Move.

  • Ask the expert

    Ask the Expert

    Health professionals in Maryland answer questions related to their field.

  • Coverage: 'Death with Dignity' debate

    Coverage: 'Death with Dignity' debate

    Follow our coverage of the issue and its ongoing controversy.

  • Collateral Damage

    Collateral Damage

    For more than a year, Baltimore Sun reporter Andrea K. McDaniels and photographer Lloyd Fox have examined the unseen impact of violence — on children, caregivers and victims’ relatives — in the Baltimore area. McDaniels wrote the articles while participating in The California Endowment Health Journalism...

  • Sun Investigates: Group Homes

    Sun Investigates: Group Homes

    A two-month investigation by The Baltimore Sun highlighted troubles at a LifeLine Inc. group home for disabled foster children, where a 10-year-old died in July. The Sun showed that state regulators were left in the dark about significant problems at LifeLine, including the founder’s conviction...

  • Sun coverage: Ebola in the news

    Sun coverage: Ebola in the news

    Read Baltimore Sun coverage of the 2014 world-wide Ebola outbreak.

  • FDA has a few questions for makers of hand sanitizer

    FDA has a few questions for makers of hand sanitizer

    Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim — and whether there are any health risks to their growing use. The Food and Drug Administration is asking for new studies on how the antiseptic gels and rubs fight germs...

  • More resources needed for school kids with dyslexia, expert says

    More resources needed for school kids with dyslexia, expert says

    Dyslexia is not an uncommon problem among the nation's school children, though many kids are not getting the help they need to succeed, said E. Mark Mahone, a pediatric neuropsychologist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Proper assessments and treatment can help and can prevent secondary mental...

  • Health officials: A deadly, drug-resistant yeast infection is spreading worldwide

    Health officials: A deadly, drug-resistant yeast infection is spreading worldwide

    U.S. health officials are warning hundreds of thousands of clinicians in hospitals around the country to be on the lookout for an emerging and highly drug-resistant type of yeast that is causing potentially fatal infections in hospitalized patients around the world. Most people are familiar with...

  • Finding exercise that speaks to you, making it fun

    Finding exercise that speaks to you, making it fun

    Playing seemed so easy when we were kids. Cops chased robbers. A bike was our mode of transport. Summers were long. School days were shorter than workdays. And most of us had our meals prepared for us while we were told to "go outside and play." Adulthood has a habit of sucking the play out of...

  • Emergent BioSolutions lands $22 million order to make Zika vaccine candidate

    Emergent BioSolutions lands $22 million order to make Zika vaccine candidate

    Emergent BioSolutions, a Gaithersburg-based drug developer, has received a federal task order worth up to $22 million to develop and manufacture a possible vaccine for the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne illness that is spreading rapidly through Central and South America. The contract, from the...

  • 'It's like freedom': Wheelchair-accessible catamaran visits Baltimore harbor

    'It's like freedom': Wheelchair-accessible catamaran visits Baltimore harbor

    Raymond Plunkett wasn't thinking of his legs or his wheelchair Sunday afternoon, or of the bullet that smashed his spine a decade ago. The West Baltimore man was looking out over the Inner Harbor and thinking about why a sailboat ride meant so much. "I can't explain it," said Plunkett, 36. "It's...

  • Health care with a side of sushi in this Ellicott City doctor's office

    Health care with a side of sushi in this Ellicott City doctor's office

    After the gourmet meal of nori rolls with wild salmon, mixed-vegetable stir fry and a frozen banana dessert, there wasn't a tummy left unfilled. If all went as planned, there wasn't a tummy left upset, either. This dinner was for patients of an Ellicott City doctors' office — prepared and served...

  • House, Senate Republicans seal deal on $1.1B Zika measure

    House, Senate Republicans seal deal on $1.1B Zika measure

    House and Senate Republicans have reached agreement on a $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus, but the measure is certain to draw opposition from Democrats and is unlikely to make it through the Senate. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers, R-Ky., announced the agreement...

  • Nearly 1 in 3 on Medicare got commonly abused opioids

    Nearly 1 in 3 on Medicare got commonly abused opioids

    Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the addictive drugs are in many older Americans' medicine cabinets. With an overdose epidemic worsening,...

  • Bloomberg gift lures star professors to Johns Hopkins

    Bloomberg gift lures star professors to Johns Hopkins

    They came from Harvard, Michigan, Columbia and Cornell, every one an academic superstar. Their research crosses disciplines, tackling complex questions about the consequences of environmental regulations on the poor, computational methods for analyzing DNA, and statistical measures of the distribution...

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