| Jan 16, 2012
| 5:20 PM
Frustrated by Maryland's high rate of health disparities, state leaders are proposing a new attack — one more commonly associated with economic development.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012-2013 budget will include funding to create Health Enterprise...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Looming federal budget cuts the nation faces in January could strike a body blow to Maryland's economy, taking $2.5 billion in personal income out of residents' pockets and crimping social programs in health and human services, education, and workforce...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 1:26 PM
Much of Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Jason Farley's recent research has focused on an evolving medical crisis: How to stop the spread of bacteria that have adapted immunity to most antibiotics.
To stop it the medical community needs to track it. He's...
| May 2, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Risselle "Rikki" Fleisher, a former general counsel to the Maryland Commission on Human Relations who was a legal advocate in civil rights cases, died Tuesday of breast cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The Bethany Beach, Del., resident was 77.
| Jul 12, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Baltimore health officials have been staring at a daunting statistic for years: life expectancy in the richest neighborhoods is 20 years longer than in the poorest ones.
But a plan unveiled recently aims to battle the intractable health problems...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 4:16 PM
Of all the city's neighborhoods, Upton/Druid Heights ranks lowest in life expectancy, with AIDS as the fourth-leading cause of death.
The Rev. Frank M. Reid III, pastor of Bethel AME Church in the heart of the neighborhood, is well aware of the...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 7:09 AM
The debate raging these days between those arguing whether this year’s U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team could compete with the Dream Team of 20 years ago is not answered simply by a generational divide.
I for one, being of sound mind and...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Profectus BioSciences Inc., a Baltimore-based biotechnology company, said Wednesday that it won a $5.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support the development of a vaccine for a pair of contagious and deadly viruses that the U.S....
| Jul 16, 2012
| 4:31 PM
The federal government has approved for the first time a drug that can prevent an HIV infection, a significant development for Baltimore where transmission rates for the virus remain high and growing.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:28 PM
No one likes to get stuck with a needle.
But it's the only way doctors can get blood to test for diabetes, anemia and numerous other health problems.
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing say there is a much less invasive and...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Sexual promiscuity fueled by alcohol and drug use led one 47-year-old Towson man to contract HIV.
But when he heard about government approval of the drug Truvada to lower people's risk of getting the disease, he wasn't completely sold on it as a...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 12:54 PM
A job at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation comes with a truly unique annual benefit, one that turns employees into grant givers.
Its 16 eligible employees will each award a $10,000 grant to the nonprofit of their choice. The staff members will...