| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:04 AM
It's a common refrain in Gia D'Anna's office: Extra inches that childbirth or time left around the middle are resisting diet and exercise.
D'Anna is the office manager for a Lutherville plastic surgeon, and, as a mother, she sympathizes with the...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 1:50 PM
Gary A. Mullen, a retired Bell Atlantic-Maryland Inc. telephone operator who had been a longtime active member of the Civil Air Patrol, died Wednesday of complications from diabetes at Good Samaritan Hospital.
He was 70.
The son of a court clerk and a...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 5:25 PM
A new study of more than 500,000 cardiac patients who underwent recent cardiac stent or angioplasty procedures in the United States has found that up to 15 percent were either unnecessary or appeared to be of uncertain medical benefit.
| Jun 15, 2011
| 12:56 PM
It's Men's Health Week, and public health officials are encouraging men to pay more attention to their bodies. Not only should they be paying more attention to little changes that don't seem right, they should be getting annual checkups. Diseases common...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 3:52 PM
Before Aiesha Eddins got pregnant, she didn't give much thought to her diet.
"I ate whatever," said the 27-year-old Owings Mills woman. "We ordered take-out."
But when she weighed in at 220 pounds during her initial prenatal visit, she quickly earned...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 11:32 AM
Earlier this month a Texas Rangers sportscaster went from calling live highlights of a baseball game to talking about a botched robbery. The sportscaster's incoherent switch confused listeners, but doctors saw the symptoms of aphasia, a disease not...
| May 15, 2012
| 9:20 AM
The stories of marathon runners collapsing and dying at the finish line are enough to scare anybody thinking of participating in one of the 26.2 mile races popular around this time of year.
But a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers has found the...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:28 PM
No one likes to get stuck with a needle.
But it's the only way doctors can get blood to test for diabetes, anemia and numerous other health problems.
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing say there is a much less invasive and...
| May 18, 2012
| 8:23 AM
A Columbia-based biotechnology company said this week it received the world’s first government approval to market a stem cell drug, in Canada.
Osiris Therapeutics, founded in 1992, spent 17 years developing a stem cell therapy that offers anti-...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Often, those who are very overweight have tried dieting for years before giving up in frustration. But more obese people are turning to bariatric surgery to jump-start their weight-loss programs.
The surgery is low-risk but isn't for everyone. It...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 11:09 AM
With the extreme heat, and even in less extreme temperatures, those who spend any time outside must stay properly hydrated. Some drinks are better than others, and some people need more fluids than others, says Dr. Marc I. Leavey, an internist at Mercy...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Charlie Kimball was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2007, news that upended his personal and professional life. But the 27-year-old English-born, California-raised open-wheel racing veteran didn't just work to get his career back on track, he's worked...