| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Baltimore County Councilman David Marks recently announced that he will seek a second term representing the 5th District, which stretches east to west through Towson, Carney, Perry Hall, and Kingsville. Marks announced his intention to run on Oct. 9,...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 3:11 PM
After a slow start to flu season in Maryland, physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they are starting to see a jump in cases around the state.
Trish M. Perl, a professor of medicine and pathology at Johns Hopkins Medicine,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
About two months ago, I was driving home from Frederick at about 2 a.m., and I passed a specter on the side of the road. At least I thought so, because it was hard for me to believe that I had seen what I thought I saw. I pulled over to the side of the...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:12 AM
Johns Hopkins University scientists will share in one of the largest one-time philanthropic gifts for cancer research ever made, $540 million aimed at preventing and curing the disease, officials are scheduled to announce today.
The $90 million marked...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Fells Point residents are raising questions about chromium contamination at Harbor Point, and Morrell Park residents are concerned about the impact of a proposed CSX rail facility on their neighborhood. In Western Maryland, economic and health impact...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Black men who experience "high levels" of racism and internalize it may age more quickly, according to a new University of Maryland, College Park study.
Though it is well known that African-Americans suffer disproportionally from illness compared to...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Dr. Wilmot C. Ball Jr., former head of the division of respiratory diseases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Oct. 12 of complications from dementia at the Edenwald retirement community. He was 85.
The son of a Bell Laboratories electrical engineer and...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Teenager Kendall Reitz set out to become an advocate for improved mental illness awareness in the aftermath of last year's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., when a disturbed 20-year-old named Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Americans are being diagnosed with fewer cases of lung cancer, the most deadly type of the disease, largely because of efforts to curb tobacco use, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The report comes...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Dr. Thomas Russell Hendrix, a leader in the fields of gastric and liver disease, died of complications from heart surgery Dec. 23 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 93 and lived in Roland Park before moving to Chestertown.
Dr. Hendrix, who pioneered...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Regarding John J. Boronow and Steven S. Sharfstein's recent commentary on mental illness, I said the same thing, albeit more bluntly and without a clinical diagnosis, in a 2007 unpublished letter to the editor ("Close the mental health revolving door,"...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Treatment refusal occurs in medical/surgical settings across the world every day: a child with leukemia resisting a painful bone-marrow biopsy, an elderly man with Alzheimer's fighting his medication, a woman awakening from a coma and demanding release....