| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:22 PM
A large section of brick facade fell off a National Institutes of Health research facility on the Southeast Baltimore campus of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, reviving concerns about a building that opened two years late because of other problems....
| Apr 3, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Henry R. Elsnic, a retired savings and loan executive and decorated World War II veteran, died Monday of Parkinson's disease at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 88.
The son of grocers, Mr. Elsnic was born in Baltimore and raised above his family's Elmley...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The human brain is a marvelous instrument, capable of the subtlest thoughts, feelings and perceptions, and of dreams even the gods might envy. Yet for all our cleverness in other areas, we still know embarrassingly little about how our own brains actually...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Harold E. Hackman, a retired salesman and World War II veteran, died Nov. 15 of complications from Parkinson's disease at his daughter's Oakenshawe home. He was 90.
Born in York, Pa., he was a graduate of William Penn High School. Family members said...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Nobody believed Liu Fang, born with half a heart and abandoned in a village west of Beijing, would survive long after being adopted by a Baltimore County family. Even the Bartlinskis, deeply religious Catholics, expected the girl's lungs would fail even...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 10:06 AM
When I was a Ph.D. student at Yale, I dreamed of working as a university professor, directing a research laboratory, and training students of my own. I have been a professor for a little over four years now. Of the lessons I have learned in this time, the...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Howard County Health Officer Peter Beilenson, a prominent figure on the Maryland health scene for nearly two decades, has resigned from his job after 5 1/2 years to become CEO of the Evergreen Health Cooperative, the county announced Tuesday.
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:04 AM
If Congress fails to deal with the looming threat of sequestration, March 1 will be devastating for millions of Americans. That will be the day that automatic, across-the-board spending cuts begin to take effect — cutting $1.2 trillion from...
| Oct 12, 2012
Look good, feel better
The free program teaches beauty techniques to women with cancer to help them combat appearance-related side effects of treatment. Participants receive a bag of cosmetics donated by major manufacturers as well as instruction and...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Under Armour founder Kevin Plank tried to think of his perfect dinner party. There'd have to be a Beatle, he said, along with Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth and Mother Teresa.
But the No. 1 guest, he said, would be Muhammad Ali.
Plank and Ali were among...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 11:32 AM
Earlier this month a Texas Rangers sportscaster went from calling live highlights of a baseball game to talking about a botched robbery. The sportscaster's incoherent switch confused listeners, but doctors saw the symptoms of aphasia, a disease not...
| May 21, 2012
| 2:00 PM
An estimated 3.5 million cancer patients around the globe are in severe pain from their disease, but many get no relief.
In poor countries the cost is considered too high for drugs like morphine when such opioids are often stolen, abused or not taken...