| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:34 PM
A fist-sized contraption of plastic and metal kept 63-year-old Grant Feusner alive for five weeks earlier this year, pumping blood from his chest to his brain, kidneys and muscles. Doctors had removed most of Feusner's heart, ballooned with disease and...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 2:27 PM
Dr. Evelyn P. Valentine, a veteran Baltimore public school educator who was founder of the Pasteur Center for Strategic Management Ltd., died Thursday of heart disease at her Northeast Baltimore home.
She was 77.
The daughter of a furniture maker and...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Despite dramatic progress in reducing Americans' exposure to lead over the past 25 years, a growing body of research finds that children and adults still face health risks from even very low levels of the toxic metal in their blood.
A recent government...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 7:30 AM
As a practicing endocrinologist, I write with heavy heart regarding your article on medical insurance ("Maryland braces for Supreme Court decision on health care reform law," June 19). Through the years of recession, several patients of mine lost their...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 1:17 PM
Shirley Reingold, who managed the early R&B vocal group The Orioles and wrote their 1948 hit song "It's Too Soon to Know," died of heart disease Oct. 10 at Aventura Hospital in Aventura, Fla. The native Baltimorean was 89.
She was known professionally as...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Baltimore's effort to rein in non-conforming liquor stores is welcome news in Park Heights ("Better health through zoning," June 19). In the Park Heights Master Plan area, we have the highest density of liquor establishments in Maryland. When I drive...
| 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 10, 2012
| 8:19 AM
State health officials confirmed five more heat-related deaths Monday as a cool-down ended one of the longest heat waves on record for the region.
The heat killed a total of 18 people during a 12-day stretch of 90- and 100-degree heat, state health...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 6:49 AM
Rather than using their day off to relax, the sisters of Laurel's Psi Epsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha spent theMartin Luther King Jr.holiday doing something King would have embraced: giving back to the community.
Along with community...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 7:33 AM
The PriceWaterhouseCoopers quarterly MoneyTree report is out, and it shows who scored nice chunks of capital from investors in the Baltimore area. The report is a collaboration with the National Venture Capital Association, and uses data from Thomson...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 1:31 PM
If you're looking to get on Nick Carter's good side, address him as Lord Balgrott, his "World of Warcraft" character. The former teen heartthrob is such a fan of the online role-playing game that he changed his Twitter avatar to an illustration of the...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:28 AM
It is no secret that for decades, tobacco companies have filled disadvantaged communities with advertising and marketing attracting generations of young people of color to the products they peddle. A new report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and...