| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Despite the industrial train tracks about 100 feet beyond her back fence, Laurie Weishorn's neat, tree-lined backyard in Southwest Baltimore can seem like an oasis of suburban quiet on a low-humidity summer afternoon.
After 22 years in Morrell Park,...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
To paraphrase his own words, reader Sheldon Laskin displays stunning ignorance of the position of the Catholic Church on sex ("Pope's comments on gays are less significant than they appear," Aug. 2).
Yes, the Catholic Church insists that the sexual...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Maria G. Zannino, a longtime Highlandtown funeral director who played a prominent role in numerous Italian social and cultural organizations, died Saturday from complications of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 80.
"Maria was so...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:55 AM
September marks Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and with prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the United States, the Harford County Health Department urges men to consider the facts about prostate cancer and the...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:42 AM
As the Hispanic community in Baltimore boomed in the last decade, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center responded by adding health programs to meet the population's unique needs.
Now the East Baltimore center is bringing all its past efforts —...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Services for 6-year-old Teresa Bartlinski will be held at St. Mark Church in Catonsville on Friday and Saturday, the family's pastor said Tuesday.
Viewings for the child, who died Monday at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, will be held Friday...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Doctors determined that Teresa Bartlinski, the 6-year-old Catonsville girl struggling to accept a donor's heart, will be re-listed on the transplant list.
The family announced on their blog, ourplacecalledhome.blogspot.com, that Teresa will remain on...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Catonsville resident Jeff Brooks doesn't set his family's chairs out along Frederick Road days, even weeks, before the renowned annual Fourth of July parade.
Brooks, along with about 15 family members and friends, watches the parade from a piece of 30-...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:00 AM
When your grandmother gets some bad news, do you tell her: "Well, at least you have your abortion rights"?
Why not? Maybe it's because whatever you think of abortion, the right to have one is not synonymous with a woman's health.
But don't tell that...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Last week's decision by the American Medical Association to categorize obesity as a disease brought out the expected reaction — cheers from advocates who believe this growing health threat has been neglected and a collective shrug from others who...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Days before the official May 22 publication date of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM-5), a number of psychiatrists who were closely associated with the project scrambled to do some preemptory damage control, mostly by...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:48 PM
As they cradled her lifeless body Monday, Ed and Ann Bartlinski tried to picture their 6-year-old daughter on a bicycle pedaling toward heaven, to celebrate her life as a miracle, rather than see her death as a sign of unanswered prayers.