| Jun 20, 2013
| 10:01 AM
A man in north Ocean City was attacked on Tuesday by a raccoon that later tested positive for rabies.
According to the Worcester County Health Department, a citizen reported the attack by "an aggressive raccoon" near Northside Park at 125th Street and...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Last week's decision by the American Medical Association to categorize obesity as a disease brought out the expected reaction — cheers from advocates who believe this growing health threat has been neglected and a collective shrug from others who...
| Jun 29, 2013
Leslie Mancuso has been at the helm of Jhpiego, an international health affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University, for more than a decade.
Under her leadership, the Fells Point-based organization has expanded significantly. The nonprofit's budget has...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Days before the official May 22 publication date of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM-5), a number of psychiatrists who were closely associated with the project scrambled to do some preemptory damage control, mostly by...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:10 PM
In observance of the 2013 National HIV Testing Day, the Harford County Health Department will offer anonymous, no-cost HIV testing on a "walk-in" basis on Thursday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Health Services Division office on the top floor...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Nina, a resident of East Baltimore, celebrated her 41st birthday last Sunday. Surrounded by family and friends, she struggled for breath to extinguish the candles on her cake. Two years ago Nina was diagnosed with breast cancer. Genetic testing and...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Johns Hopkins Medicine and Walgreens are collaborating on a new drugstore that is expected to open by the end of the year in East Baltimore, the partners announced Thursday.
"We'll hopefully use the store to develop programs, deliver them to the...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:53 PM
Seven Maryland health care centers that received tainted steroids linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak will be required to turn over documents and give testimony under subpoenas filed last week in a federal lawsuit.
A steering committee of...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Dr. Trish Perl traveled halfway around the world last month to trace the outbreak of a deadly SARS-like disease in Saudi Arabia that's spreading.
She and two colleagues pored over hospital records, tracking the spread of...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:25 AM
When Jonah Posner developed a fever last spring, his mother, Tracy, didn’t think much of it. The then-2-year-old was eating, drinking and sleeping as he usually did.
“He had no other symptoms besides the fever,” Tracy Posner says....
| Jun 13, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Irene Pollin, the wife of former Washington Capitals and Wizards owner Abe Pollin, has given $10 million to Johns Hopkins' Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease. Her donation establishes the Kenneth Jay Pollin Professorship in Cardiology...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 9:29 AM
A Forest Lakes Elementary School music teacher, preparing to take an extended leave to undergo aggressive cancer treatment, petitioned the members of the Harford County Board of Education Monday to allow his fellow educators to donate their sick days so...