| 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.
| May 27, 2013
| 5:55 AM
For the Sterner family, Memorial Day is about more than having a day off from work or hosting a family cookout.
Dan Sterner and Steve Sterner each served a tour in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. A third brother, Donald, who died of asbestos poisoning...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The Rev. Dr. Alfred A. Vaughn, who had pastored United Methodist churches for nearly 40 years, died May 21 of heart disease at his Cedonia home. He was 90.
"He was clear, insightful and persuasive but not loud. He was gentle. That is the way he was as...
| May 18, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Robert Vigorito knew he had changed some lives over the years since he helped start the Columbia Triathlon in 1984. He transformed an inaugural event that attracted fewer than 100 competitors into one of the top triathlons in the country with as many as...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:06 AM
Sandy Johnson and her son, Jeff, were juggling the demands of classes and exams, jobs and family life in pursuit of associate degrees. They also were confronting what could have been an insurmountable obstacle: homelessness.
"This has been a tough...
| 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...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Ann Bartlinski placed the Eucharist and a pearl-beaded rosary blessed by the hands of the late Pope John Paul II on the chest of her 6-year-old daughter, Teresa, who lay Tuesday in a hospital bed, her tiny body rejecting a donor's heart.
| May 15, 2013
| 12:39 PM
"Mom. Do you have that gene? Do I? Have you been tested? I thought Grandma had breast cancer. Why weren't you ever tested?"
The questions from my 27-year-old daughter were coming fast.
Angelina Jolie published an essay in The New York Times on Tuesday,...
| May 18, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Dr. Frederick L. Brancati, an internationally known expert on the epidemiology and prevention of type 2 diabetes who was director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Tuesday of...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical Center regularly contribute a guest post. The latest post is from Catherine Schroeder, dietetic intern.
Spring showers inspire the growth of a colorful array of fruits and vegetables to decorate your...
| May 7, 2013
| 4:11 PM
After more than 100 pitches, the fastball had lost some steam and the breaking ball that baffled batters earlier in the game didn't have the same snap.
South River senior pitcher Scott Mitchell, his dirty jersey showing the effects of an already...