| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Maryland's new Center for Excellence on Early Intervention for Serious Mental Illness holds out the promise that for some people with mental illness — especially psychosis — early intervention may reduce the chance, already small, that they...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Most Marylanders are not aware of the shortage of one type medical specialists that will affect health care availability for decades: Podiatrists. Podiatry is the medical specialty that deals with foot and ankle injuries and disease. Don't laugh. This...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 2:53 PM
After battling stomach problems for years, Sarah Croessmann took action. On the advice of her doctor, she tried eating fewer fats, then removing dairy. Four years ago, she hit on a winner: She cut gluten from her diet.
Croessmann, a 25-year-old Baltimore...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:58 AM
A popular "Downton Abbey" character died in childbirth from eclampsia in a storyline that shocked audiences. But what exactly is eclampsia, and does it kill modern-day moms?
Barbara Deller, a nurse-midwife and senior maternal and newborn health adviser...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, but many don't recognize the warning signs. They may ignore the symptoms or mistake them for more benign ailments. Dr. Shannon J. Winakur, medical director of the Women's Heart Center at Saint Agnes Hospital,...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:39 PM
It is well known that HPV (human papillomavirus) can lead to deadly cervical cancer in women, but the virus is causing cancer in men as well. Throat cancers caused by HPV are showing up typically in men with little or no history of smoking, said Dr. Kevin...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Area hospitals are coping with a surge of patients with achy bodies, fevers and sore throats as the nation grapples with a flu season that has hit earlier and harder than usual.
The flu virus is unpredictable, so no one knows when the outbreak will...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Maryland has confirmed its first cases of seasonal influenza, state health officials announced Friday, several months earlier than last season.
Four children in the Baltimore region have laboratory-confirmed cases. One was hospitalized, but all are doing...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:47 PM
It inevitably happens to people every flu season - they obediently get a flu shot only to catch the virus anyway.
But don't blame the flu shot.
Despite what many people believe, the flu shot doesn't cause the flu.
The influenza viruses in the shot...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Every flu season, doctors instruct their patients in the basics of respiratory etiquette: To limit spread of the disease, wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough and practice good hygiene.
The practices are based on the belief that the flu and...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 11:52 AM
Every time a woman is tested for gene mutations linked to significantly higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer, her blood is sent to a lab in Utah.
That's because Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. owns the patents to the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 12:57 PM
The answer to why some obese people develop diabetes and other health problems may be found not in just a love for junk food, but in the bacteria that thrive deep in the human gut.
Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have...