| May 11, 2012
| 12:46 PM
On a windy, sunny morning at Rockburn Elementary School, third-graders burst out of the building and down the hill behind the school, rushing to the recreation field and toward a familiar face: that of their classmate, Ava Conklin.
Ava sat waiting for...
| May 15, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Maryland's children would be required to get more vaccines before attending school under a proposal being considered by state health officials.
But doctors and state health officials said most children are already getting the shots and that they are...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 6:00 AM
After reading the article in The Sun, "Report finds lax pharmacy oversight," (Oct. 30) I was prompted to write in. While Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for president, argues for reducing the role of the federal government, particularly with respect...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 12:36 PM
Naomi Morgan reached her limit when her doctor recommended a third surgery for chronic back pain.
Tired of being cut open only to have the pain return, Morgan, a 65-year-old nursing assistant, began looking for a less invasive and hopefully more...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Chiropractor Alan K. Sokoloff, who was mentioned in a recent story about meningitis, stated that "lots of times, primary care doctors ... go the extreme route" ("Outbreak spotlights back pain treatment," Nov. 5). Lots? How many?
I offer the kind of...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 10:31 AM
The state board that regulates Maryland pharmacies like the Massachusetts firm under investigation in a national fungal meningitis outbreak said it can adequately oversee so-called compounding pharmacies, despite cries from critics that the federal...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Maryland health officials said Monday that two more patients have developed meningitis in the state after receiving a steroid injection for back pain in an outbreak that has hit nearly two dozen states.
Both patients are alive, but no additional...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties are getting sprayed for mosquitoes and health officials are warning residents to take precautions as the nation copes with the worst season of West Nile Virus since the disease was discovered in the...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Delaware and District of Columbia health officials are reporting their first West Nile virus deaths.
District health officials also announced that another resident is hospitalized with the virus.
Delaware officials said a 76-year-old New Castle woman...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 4:50 PM
Maryland health officials said Monday that two more people in the state have developed meningitis after receiving a steroid injection for back pain, as an outbreak that has afflicted 105 people nationwide continues to grow.
Five people in Maryland have...
| 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...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:46 AM
Not so long ago, Gina Sager set out to cure her patients by wielding a surgeon's scalpel. Today, her preferred tool is a set of two small brass bells connected by a cord — though these, too, require all the precision and delicacy she can muster....