| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:53 AM
With this week's heat wave, air quality warnings and severe weather forecasts as a backdrop, President Barack Obama could scarcely have picked a more auspicious moment to reveal his multi-pronged plan to address climate change. His surprise decision to...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Johns Hopkins Medicine and Walgreens are collaborating on a new drugstore that is expected to open by the end of the year in East Baltimore, the partners announced Thursday.
"We'll hopefully use the store to develop programs, deliver them to the...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Last week's decision by the American Medical Association to categorize obesity as a disease brought out the expected reaction — cheers from advocates who believe this growing health threat has been neglected and a collective shrug from others who...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Dr. Trish Perl traveled halfway around the world last month to trace the outbreak of a deadly SARS-like disease in Saudi Arabia that's spreading.
She and two colleagues pored over hospital records, tracking the spread of...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:02 PM
There are so many violent tragedies every day — I'm thinking specifically about the deaths of young people, and particularly those by gun — it's impossible to process it all, much less give our hearts to it. If we tried, our heads would burst....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:25 AM
When Jonah Posner developed a fever last spring, his mother, Tracy, didn’t think much of it. The then-2-year-old was eating, drinking and sleeping as he usually did.
“He had no other symptoms besides the fever,” Tracy Posner says....
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:45 PM
I am writing in opposition to the proposed legislation in both the Maryland Senate and House to ban assault weapons ("Governor predicts assault weapons ban will pass" Jan 13). The proposed legislation will not accomplish stated purposes of increased...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 9:45 AM
People across the political spectrum acknowledge that no one knows exactly what policies or programs would substantially reduce individual gun deaths and mass killings. Without well-conducted research, we will never find out. As a physician, I applaud...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Nearly half of Baltimore's municipal employees and retirees have a "critical or chronic" illness — a distinction that contributes to the high cost of providing their health insurance, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday.
"We need to...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 1:47 PM
The Army will hold a public information meeting in Edgewood next week to go over its findings in connection with a former salvage site on Aberdeen Proving Ground, where a small amount of radioactive material was found beginning in 2009.
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:49 PM
With epidemic rates of prescription opioid and heroin deaths in Maryland, families are demanding easier access to the antidote that could save the lives of their loved ones. Naloxone is used safely to reverse the effects of heroin and prescription...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Maryland has received $250,000 in federal funds to explore the role of climate change on people's health.
The funding was awarded by the Centers for Disease Control, which has a program aimed at preparing local communities to deal with the health affects...