| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:45 PM
When his son Owen was diagnosed with autism at 18 months, Pat Skerry did not believe it.
"I thought it was way too early," the Towson men's basketball coach recalled. "It could have been other things. I was not really accepting of it."
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Drug dealers are lacing heroin with the potent painkiller fentanyl, creating a deadly cocktail that is killing unknowing users — sometimes within minutes of use.
The drug combination has killed dozens of people in several states, prompting law...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Many young people are not getting timely treatment for their HIV infections, and that is putting their long-term health at risk and threatening the health of their partners, a new study from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center found.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Columbia resident Zereana Jess-Huff was crowned Mrs. Maryland America 2014 in October. For the 34-year-old wife, mother, philanthropist and corporate executive, winning the crown provided a fitting ending to a frightening chapter in her life and an...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in humans, and within the U.S. more than 9,100 men and women die each year from melanomas of the skin. That puts it among the top-10 deadliest forms of cancer, ranking 6th overall for whites.
| Dec 27, 2013
New Year resolutions
Anne Arundel Medical Center will offer a variety of health classes in January. Unless otherwise noted, all classes will be held at AAMC's Belcher Pavilion (formerly Health Sciences Pavilion), seventh floor of the Doordan Institute,...
| Dec 29, 2013
For those looking for a fairly simple and pain-free resolution for the new year, here's one: Get a carbon monoxide detector for your home or business or both. If you already have one, perhaps it's time to change the batteries or at least test them.
| Jan 4, 2014
| 3:11 PM
After a slow start to flu season in Maryland, physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they are starting to see a jump in cases around the state.
Trish M. Perl, a professor of medicine and pathology at Johns Hopkins Medicine,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Lawmakers arrive back in Annapolis this week to a major piece of unfinished business: passing a dog bite liability bill to address the unintended consequences of the Maryland Court of Appeals' ruling in which pit bull-type dogs were deemed inherently...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Everybody was afraid of freezing. I was afraid of falling.
During the recent polar vortex — we used to call them cold snaps — warnings were issued about frostbite and how quickly it can attack bare skin when temperatures drop into the single...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Americans are being diagnosed with fewer cases of lung cancer, the most deadly type of the disease, largely because of efforts to curb tobacco use, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The report comes...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:13 AM
The company that runs malls in Towson, Columbia, Owings Mills and White Marsh is removing cellphone-recycling kiosks from its Maryland locations after politicians voiced concerns that the machines contribute to cellphone thefts, including a rash of...