| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:54 AM
What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine?
Since the 1920s, the Medical...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The changes coming with the 2015 MCAT exam represent an important shift in the way we assess and prepare tomorrow's doctors ("A better MCAT may not produce better doctors," July 10).
We recognize that these changes may bring challenges for aspiring...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In the past month, I anxiously awaited the outcomes of several important civil rights and criminal justice court decisions. But the case that triggered the strongest and most varied emotions was the criminal trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman, who...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:14 AM
There are many lingering and tragic results of racism in this nation that are likely to take generations to untangle, and one is the unfortunate state of the reputation of African-American horse jockeys from an age gone by.
Iris Barnes, curator and...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Mary LeG. Fisher, a homemaker and volunteer, died Aug. 18 of pneumonia at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 96.
The daughter of an attorney and the manager of the Baltimore Country Club, Mary LeGrand Slingluff was born in...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:02 PM
It's no secret that the right is going through what some call a healthy debate and what others see as an identity crisis.
For some, the solution to what ails conservatism requires a sudden philosophical shift leftward to win back the last Rockefeller...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Charles Sower intended to drum up support for the formation of a new county between Baltimore and Frederick counties when he began publishing Carroll County's first newspaper in 1813.
While Carroll County was not formed until 17 years after Sower's...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:57 AM
In a democracy, it is always important to get involved in the process. Many individuals I talk with say that they do not like it when people complain about government, but then they do not even vote. Contrary to popular belief, each vote does matter,...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Here's another reason the dysfunctional federal budget process is bad for Americans: besides hurting the economy and hitting us in the pocketbook, partisan feuding over budget cuts could undermine our health and even shorten our lives.
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Regarding Sandra Hofferth's recent column on funding for the National Institutes of Health, I agree that "closing the longevity gap depends on behavioral and social science research" ("Budget cuts and the politics of research," July 15).
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Think of it as the graying of social media.
Mom and dad — even the grandparents — are flocking to Facebook, and for the same reason the kids do. Connections.
A report from the Pew Research Center found that 72 percent of adults who use the...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Harry L.W. "Tombstone" Hopkins, who was an insurance salesman, banker, rural mail carrier, orphans' court judge, registrar of wills, funeral home attendant and tombstone salesman, and finally a Harford County Living Treasure, died Sunday of septic shock...