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    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.

  • Viruses, bacteria, humans all pose bigger threats than amoebas in Maryland

    Viruses, bacteria, humans all pose bigger threats than amoebas in Maryland

    People may think there is nothing more terrifying than a "brain-eating" amoeba like the one that recently killed a New York college student who authorities believe was infected in a Cecil County swimming hole. But there are only a handful of such cases nationally each year, and government data shows...

  • Is the Bayer-Monsanto Merger too big to succeed?

    Is the Bayer-Monsanto Merger too big to succeed?

    It took $66 billion — the largest all-cash transaction in history — for German biotech giant Bayer to win control over Monsanto, the global seed market leader. The takeover creates a very unique — and to some, very unsettling — kind of corporate beast, one tasked with feeding billions as temperatures...

  • Michael Bloomberg gives $300 million to Hopkins for U.S. health initiative

    Michael Bloomberg gives $300 million to Hopkins for U.S. health initiative

    Businessman and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has given the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health $300 million to focus on five challenges the school's experts say are contributing to a decline in Americans' life expectancy. The gift, which coincides with the school's 100th anniversary,...

  • Infections from 'brain-eating' amoeba deadly, but rare

    Infections from 'brain-eating' amoeba deadly, but rare

    News that a college student from New York died from an infection she likely got swimming in Cecil County was frightening for many who spend time in local water. The Naegleria fowleri amoeba is so common in warm freshwater that public health authorities don't bother testing for it. They don't plan...

  • Treat or monitor early prostate cancer? 10-year survival rate is the same

    Treat or monitor early prostate cancer? 10-year survival rate is the same

    Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds a major study that directly tested and compared these options. Survival from prostate cancer was so high — 99 percent, regardless...

  • EEOC sues Harbor Hospital for discrimination

    EEOC sues Harbor Hospital for discrimination

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against MedStar Harbor Hospital accusing the Baltimore facility of firing a respiratory therapist rather than accommodating his medical disability so he could do his job. The Baltimore hospital discriminated against Jerome Alston,...

  • Bayer and Monsanto to merge in $66B mega-deal that could reshape world's food supply

    Bayer and Monsanto to merge in $66B mega-deal that could reshape world's food supply

    The German chemical company Bayer said it will take over U.S. seed giant Monsanto to become one of the world's biggest agriculture conglomerates. The $66 billion deal — the largest corporate mega-merger in a year full of them — could reshape the development of seeds and pesticides necessary to...

  • Health official: Student dies of brain infection linked to amoeba

    Health official: Student dies of brain infection linked to amoeba

    A New York college student has died of a rare brain infection she probably contracted while swimming in a body of fresh water in Maryland, health officials said. Nineteen-year-old Kerry Stoutenburgh of Kingston, New York, died in Kingston on Aug. 31, weeks after officials say she visited Cecil...

  • Maryland's mental health treatment wait list shortened

    Maryland's mental health treatment wait list shortened

    State health officials have significantly reduced a backlog of patients waiting for beds in mental health hospitals. A dozen people now sit in jail waiting for a spot — down from 85 a few months ago, the state's health secretary told lawmakers on Tuesday. The state-run psychiatric hospitals have...

  • Hopkins researcher wins prestigious Lasker Award

    Hopkins researcher wins prestigious Lasker Award

    A Johns Hopkins doctor who was part of a three-person team to figure out how the body maintains adequate oxygen levels at the cellular level, a process crucial for survival, has won a medical award seen as a steppingstone to the Nobel Prize. Dr. Gregg L. Semenza, director of vascular programs at...

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