| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:44 AM
President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday legislation that would allow HIV-infected people to donate their organs to other HIV-infected people for research aimed at eventually making such transplants routine.
The HIV Organ Policy Equity, or HOPE,...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Mother and daughter Angela and Candi Watts were both diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. After a two-year battle, they are both disease-free, but the war continues.
The new enemy is their waistlines.
Scientists have discovered that excess weight not...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Many young people are not getting timely treatment for their HIV infections, and that is putting their long-term health at risk and threatening the health of their partners, a new study from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center found.
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Columbia Mall tragedy is heart wrenching, terrifying and incomprehensible, and so are last week's revelations about the shooter ("Police say Columbia mall shooter wanted to mimic Columbine," March 12).
Here was a young man developing a serious...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It's been half a century since the first U.S. surgeon general's report appeared linking smoking to lung cancer. In the decades that followed, federal and state health officials waged a vigorous public information and education campaign that convinced...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Calling all foodies! On Thursday, April 10, from 6 to 10 p.m., the St. Jude Hope in the Harbor Gala is cooking up inspiration to fight childhood cancer at Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum.
The event will feature over twenty top-rated...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:23 PM
This spring, a group of college students will go about their usual campus routines, but with a voice only they can hear calling them names and making other distracting, disturbing sounds.
In their case, the voice will come from a recording playing...
| Mar 28, 2014
Baltimore Washington Medical Center will begin its freedom from smoking class with sessions beginning April 7. Participants will learn about the barriers to smoking cessation, health benefits of choosing a smoke free lifestyle, nicotine-...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 6:10 PM
When the Orioles take the field Monday, one of the least visible but most beloved members will be missing from the team.
Monica Pence Barlow, the public relations director, had been there through 14 seasons — in the press box, in the locker room,...
| Feb 7, 2014
February is American Heart month. The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers kits and fact sheets about heart disease, its risk factors and prevention on the website learntolivehealthy.org.
The Department of Health is...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:59 AM
She organized 200 family and friends for a charity walk. She put together a bowling tournament and raffle that raised $5,000. Last month, she held a bake sale that earned $798 in a single day. Over the past five years, Lily Cavallaro, a whirlwind of...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:36 PM
When Dr. Frank M. Reid III, senior pastor at Bethel AME Church, said "bless your heart" to his congregation this Sunday, he meant it literally.
It was Red Dress Sunday at the church off Druid Hill Avenue, an annual event launched in Baltimore by St....