| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Normal wounds heal within weeks, but for people with health problems, the injuries may fester for much longer. In the worst cases, persistent wounds that aren't treated can infect the bone and even lead to amputation. Dr. Kapil Gopal, vascular surgeon and...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Donna L. Hansen, a former congressional staffer whose lifelong struggle with diabetes led her to become an advocate for diabetes and cardiac research, died Nov. 15 from heart and kidney failure at Carroll Hospice's Dove House. The Sykesville resident...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:09 PM
The Department of Health's website offers information on the holiday blues and healthy ways to cope with them. Visit aahealth.org and click on "holiday blues" under hot topics. Information: 410-222-6785.
Holiday food safety
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Laurel Regional Hospital officials are in the development stage of a major project that focuses on tackling women's health issues in a big way. According to hospital officials, they hope to soon open a one-stop facility, separate from the main building,...
| Oct 11, 2013
These activities will be offered at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818.
European river cruise The center's trip committee is accepting reservations for a cruise next summer on the Danube....
| 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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Bon Secours Baltimore Health System applaud the good work of the Baltimore City Health Department's initiative, Healthy Baltimore 2015. An alarming statistic, however, is the drastic increase in emergency room...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. The latest post is from Elaine Pelc....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:51 PM
In the past two years, fewer Baltimoreans have been hospitalized for diabetes, hypertension, asthma and drugs.
More city residents have health insurance, more are exercising and fewer are dying prematurely from heart disease. Fewer teens are having...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Julio T. "Speedy" Gonzalez, who had been honorary consul to El Salvador and a successful Baltimore shipping executive whose motto was "My sales territory is the entire world," died Thursday from complications of diabetes at Gilchrist Hospice Care in...
| Sep 13, 2013
The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's Junior Firefighters sponsors a Wacky Tacky youth dance for ages 9 to 15, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at 6275 Old Washington Road. Food and beverages, which include pizza, corn dogs,...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:50 AM
More than 1 million men and women in Maryland have one thing in common: They are enrolled in Medicare or Tricare. These programs provide seniors, the disabled and military families the coverage they need to remain healthy and to access the care when...