| Apr 12, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Pauline H. "June" Brannan, an artist and former owner of a Mount Washington frame shop, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure and kidney disease at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The longtime Ruxton resident was 85.
The daughter of farmers, Pauline...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 9:45 PM
Stretching the parameters of a wholesome HonFest, three women on The Avenue stripped down to their bras and leotards Saturday to promote Sugar, a nearby sex-toy shop.
In the booth behind them, a banner said, "Stirring up raw passion."
| May 30, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Donald J. Artes, a Sinai Hospital pediatric respiratory therapist who was known as a skilled clinician and administrator, died May 24 of complications from an infection at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Fullerton resident was 54.
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:20 PM
During her first attempt at rappelling down the 28-story face of the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel last summer, Mays Chapel resident Barbara Case understandably focused on making it down safely.
Now, with last year's experience as reassurance...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 8:38 AM
A fear of heights usually keeps Billy Stapleton grounded.
Only once in the past dozen years has the Catonsville resident ever flown on an airplane and that caused the same reaction he usually has when he confronts his fear: his body temperature rose...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 10:04 AM
On Tuesday, I'm lucky to be speaking at Home Dialyzors United's third-annual meet up and conference in Baltimore. As an end stage renal disease patient currently doing home hemodialysis treatment, this is an issue I am passionate about. And, mostly...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 10:37 AM
We had two cats, one 16 (a rescue) and one 12 (Scottish Fold). The 16-year-old cat passed away, and the 12-year-old has become very vocal and lost weight (previously overweight). I don't suspect kidney disease or pain. It is more like an attention-getting...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 11:09 AM
With the extreme heat, and even in less extreme temperatures, those who spend any time outside must stay properly hydrated. Some drinks are better than others, and some people need more fluids than others, says Dr. Marc I. Leavey, an internist at Mercy...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:41 AM
I knew that having kids would change my relationship with our pets, no matter how much I tried to avoid it. But based on the amount of time the cats have spent glaring at me lately, I think I underestimated how much it would change.
Our three cats --...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:07 AM
When you grow up taking care of other people, it's understandable that you might put taking care of yourself last on the list.
Until, of course, you absolutely have to put yourself on the list. The kidney transplant list.
A colleague, Carla Hubbard,...
| May 3, 2012
| 10:58 AM
With the Supreme Court reviewing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there is no shortage of legal analysis to handicap the decision. But unfortunately, not enough attention has been paid to the real value this law provides to millions of American families and...
| May 14, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Growing up in Texas, I played softball — fast pitch. After playing in the hot Texas sun, our team, the Sweetpeas, had a snack of oranges and water, in containers brought from home.
Today, my husband and I are new Howard County residents, and we...