| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:10 PM
When Alan Shackelford's ankles would swell up, he brushed it off as another sign of getting older — only to find out it was a symptom of something much worse.
The 59-year-old Windsor Mill man was shocked when his doctor recently diagnosed him...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Carroll Hospital Center and Carroll Hospice announced this week that the Taneytown-based Kahlert Foundation has donated $5 million to the "Campaign to Cure & Comfort, Always," a $22 million community fundraising initiative.
This is the first multi-...
| Jul 21, 2012
Description: Researchers have developed an anti-cancer drug that can travel through the bloodstream and act solely on specific cancer proteins. The drug comes from a weed known as Thapsia garganica, which grows in Mediterranean countries and has for...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Owls can rotate their heads a dizzying 270 degrees, allowing them to see what's happening behind them while perched on a tree branch or barn beam.
This evolutionary adaptation helps the birds keep their fixed-socket, binocular eyes trained on the...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 9:46 AM
As a caregiver, Richard DeCaro knows that a little kindness goes a long way. And now he has a local nonprofit organization to thank for making his life a little easier.
The Dorsey’s Search resident began taking care of his wife, Ellen, in 2008...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Rosemary E. Allulis, a lawyer and world traveler who was also a photographer and musician, died Tuesday of liver cancer at her Villa Cresta home. She was 52.
"She was a genius. She had a fast mind and was such a good writer," said Sidney Friedman, a...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 6:57 AM
At Harford Friends School, an unusual field trip for middle school resulted from an equally unusual assignment for Cheryl Foley's science class: reading and discussing "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."
Eighth-graders from Harford Friends School...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Mary Love Mezzanotte, a registered nurse who later became a lawyer, died Thursdayof liver cancer at her West Friendship home. She was 56.
The daughter of a career naval officer and a homemaker, Mary Love Green was born in the Canal Zone in Panama and...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Blayr Callaway, 19, who is raising her 8-year-old niece as well as her 2-year-old daughter, was in a familiar setting, at the Hampden Family Center's annual Holiday Party.
It's the center Callaway comes to throughout the year for social services ranging...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Bob Turley, a hard-throwing right-hander who won the Orioles’ first home game, died of liver cancer early Saturday morning, according to his son Terry Turley. He was 82.
Turley pitched one season for the Orioles in 1954, their first in Baltimore,...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Those with type II diabetes are at two to three times the risk of developing primary liver cancer. But new research from the University of Marylandshows that a common drug many patients already take may prevent the cancer.
Studies on animals show that...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Few nonfiction writers think bigger than Walter Isaacson, who has taken on subjects like Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. But when Apple founder Steve Jobs invited him in 2004 to write a complete and frank biography, Isaacson held...