| May 5, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has sent letters to 10 e-cigarette manufacturers questioning what the companies are doing to prevent sales to underage buyers.
The letters come as the safety and regulation of the devices face increased scrutiny. The...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Anyone who has lost a loved one has experienced the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
Following my mother's death from one such infection, Clostridium difficile, or C. diff., in April 2010, I went through the...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Two cases of Legionnaires' disease have been confirmed at a senior housing complex in East Baltimore, city health officials said Friday.
A pair of residents at the 149-unit Apostolic Towers Apartments at 201 N. Washington St. tested positive for the...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:05 PM
An outbreak of group A Streptococcus infections at weight loss clinics in Maryland and Delaware in 2012 was probably caused by poor infection control practices on the part of the staff, according to a new study.
All of the patients — including a...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:24 PM
First ladies aren't normally given to sharp rebukes of Congress, but we can't blame Michelle Obama for being a bit peeved at the efforts of some on Capital Hill to roll back school nutrition standards. At the request of certain special interest groups,...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:17 PM
It's a disease that's been known and feared for hundreds of years, and for good reason.
Rabies is a viral infection of a variety that, once symptoms start to show, it's too late to do anything to prevent the disease from progressing. Once it starts...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 3:08 PM
A student at Watkins Mill High School in Montgomery County has active tuberculosis and parents were told Feb. 6 in a letter that some other staff and students will be tested for the disease, though the risk of transmission is small.
The letter from...
| 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."
| Apr 6, 2014
My bookshelves attest to my worries. They hold book after book about parenting, about temperamental children, about children with sensory challenges, about raising boys, about how to get an accurate diagnosis for your child, about the importance of...
| 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.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Local medical professionals will gather with members of Baltimore's gay community later this month to discuss a new medical treatment that involves HIV-negative patients taking a daily pill to avoid becoming infected.
The April 28 forum, hosted by the...