| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:00 AM
It’s a new season and the University of Maryland Medical System officials say it’s a good time to take stock of your health. They are offering free screenings for cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and more.
The screenings will be...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 2:45 PM
In conjunction with the observance of National Public Health Week from April 2-8, 2012, the Harford County Health Department urges individuals to engage in better health practices as a way of improving the health status of families, neighborhoods,...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 1:28 PM
Fredric Julian Ptaschek Jr., a former Army musician who had worked in University of Maryland medical collections, died of a heart attack Dec. 9 at Christiana Medical Center in Newark, Del. The Parkville resident was 63.
The former pipe major of the...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 2:55 PM
Dr. Mark I. Rossberg, a pediatric anesthesiologist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Thursday of prostate cancer at his...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 12:07 PM
Many people pick quitting smoking as their New Year's resolution. But if quitting smoking was easy, most smokers would have already done it. Tobacco is highly addictive and the process isn't easy, but quitting is possible for those who really are ready...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 11:02 AM
Mary C. Walker, a retired Peabody Institute director of alumni relations who had been a special assistant to the school's director, died of cardiovascular disease Dec. 22 at the Edenwald Retirement Community. She was 100.
Her friends at the music...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 6:43 PM
Business entrepreneur and philanthropist William Polk Carey, who donated more than $100 million to Maryland schools and universities, spent most of his life outside the state, but he never stopped thinking of himself as a Baltimorean.
Mr. Carey, 81, died...
| Jan 7, 2012
Albert C. Reymann, a retired Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory mechanical engineer who led a team that helped create the forerunner of the global navigation and positioning systems in use today, died Monday of heart disease at Gilchrist Center...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 1:00 PM
On the heels of a Johns Hopkins study that showed telephone and web-based coaching helps patients lose weight and keep it off, medical faculty and staff are now collaborating with a private health care firm to make the system widely available.
| Mar 12, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Salisbury released a statement Monday evening regarding the welfare of coach Jim Berkman. While noting that the NCAA’s all-time winningest coach with 395 career victories is doing well, the school confirmed that Berkman did experience heart problems...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Elaine Pelc weighs in on Omega-3 fatty acids.
Over the past few years there has been a lot of hype over Omega-3 fatty acids. They are said to help...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 2:54 PM
The fifth annual Red Pump Ball will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Residents Club Ballroom at Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace.
The fundraiser, held in conjunction with Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation, presented by Jiffy Lube of...