| Jan 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
As a parent of a child suffering for 14 years from a devastating severe mental illness — one that includes zero awareness and utter denial that the illness exists — I am bewildered why Maryland has failed to create an assisted outpatient...
| 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....
| Jan 6, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Dr. John M. Freeman, an internationally renowned Johns Hopkins pediatric neurologist and expert in pediatric epilepsy who had also been a medical ethicist, died Friday of cardiovascular disease at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The longtime Ruxton resident...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Joan B. Brady, a former accountant and receptionist, died Jan. 2 of Alzheimer's disease at Ellicott City Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 84.
The daughter of Frank Brinegar, a steelworker, and Blanche Brinegar, a homemaker, Joan Brinegar was...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Bishop Lee Robinson Sr., the city's first African-American police commissioner who began his 50-year law enforcement career with the Baltimore Park Police and went on to lead two state agencies, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease and dementia at Gilchrist...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:38 PM
David A. Dannenfelser III, a World War II naval veteran who later co-founded a Baltimore truck rental business, died Thursday of dementia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 89.
The son of a mechanic and a homemaker, David Andrew Dannenfelser...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Roberto I. Gutierrez, co-founder of a Baltimore-based international freight forwarding and customs brokerage, died Monday of dementia at Arden Courts in Riderwood. He was 93.
The son of a restaurant worker and a homemaker, Robert Isaac Gutierrez was born...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Far from home in China's warm-weather Sichuan province, a delegation of business people and government officials braved unfamiliar snow for a tour of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Green House Residences in Stadium Place on Monday morning.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Mary B. "Wesi" Price, a social worker who helped establish the social work department at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Saturday of dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the Maples of Towson, an assisted-living facility. She was...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Rockville researchers are on the cusp of developing the first-ever malaria vaccine. The impact on global health would be revolutionary — the mosquito-borne disease sickens 200 million people each year and claims more than half a million lives....
| 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...