| Nov 29, 2012
| 10:25 AM
As we prepare to mark World AIDS Day tomorrow, the U.S. government this week announced a blueprint for achieving an AIDS-free generation. The plan to confront AIDS globally outlines goals and objectives that take into account groundbreaking scientific...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 10:24 AM
A 38-year-old Baltimore man has been charged in the murder of a 32-year-old city HIV outreach worker who he said he met on an online dating site, after being taken into custody Saturday driving her vehicle with blood stains on his clothes.
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:43 AM
In December, a young man in Newtown, Conn., killed 20 small children and seven adults, including his mother, and then committed suicide. This tragic massacre has prompted legislators to reexamine firearms laws and quickly propose legislation that might...
| Nov 28, 2012
Hello dear readers,
Happy birthday wishes to Debbie Jobes and Drew Shank (Dec. 2); Jean Mentzer (Dec. 3); Tina Mike, Tina L. Ripken and Harford County Director of Tourism Wini Roche (Dec. 4); Julie Baker (Dec. 5); Casey Jobes and Michi Shank (Dec. 6);...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:57 PM
As we come to the close of another challenging year on the economic front, local nonprofit groups throughout the area are still struggling to make ends meet and address growing needs in the community.
These groups and the people they serve need our help...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The Air Force service member infected with rabies before his organs were transplanted into several patients — including one Marylander who died — was thought previously to have been poisoned by a type of fish.
Kathy Giery, a director at...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Albert Einstein was 26 when he published his Special Theory of Relativity; James Watson, at age 25, explained the structure of DNA. Here in Baltimore, many great medical achievements were developed by early-career researchers at Johns Hopkins. "The...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
This is World Tuberculosis Day, the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch discovered the cause of tuberculosis (TB), an airborne infectious disease that continues to rage around the world, killing 1.4 million people each year. The disease remains a leading...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Jennifer N. Conyers, a Baltimore City Health Department research analyst who enjoyed making jewelry and photography, was found slain Friday in her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 32.
Ms. Conyers' body was discovered in the basement of her home in the...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 3:34 PM
An Edgemere man pleaded guilty Wednesday to having sexual contact with a teenage boy, in a plea deal that allowed him to avoid trial on a rarely used charge of exposing a victim to the HIV virus.
Steven Douglas Podles, 36, was charged after police...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Sally Foster worked in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as a health educator in the early 1960s.
Mike McQuestion was stationed in the Philippines in the mid-1970s, trying to teach basic preventive medicine to mountain villagers.
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In 2009, Congress passed legislation reversing the decades-old ban on the use of federal funding for syringe exchange but, for unclear reasons, in late 2011, it reversed this decision, again withholding federal funding from programs that provide drug...