| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When Brian Kahatt discovered a marble-sized lump on his neck a few years ago, he didn't think anything of it. When it didn't go away after a couple of months, he decided to see a doctor.
The doctor told him he had stage 3 tonsil cancer.
Seven weeks of...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:42 PM
During a weekend gathering of black alumni from the University of Maryland Law School in which the continuing inequalities faced by African-Americans was discussed, one participant called for Baltimore to preserve the city's tradition of public pools....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:59 PM
State health investigators suspect that a deadly outbreak of infections at Monarch Medspa in Timonium last year may have stemmed from "visibly dirty" equipment or two health care workers who carried the same bacterium found in patients, according to a...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Baltimore's Restaurant Week, which recently ended, can be an occasion for reflection as well as celebration. Until recently, I was a Baltimore restaurant worker, with minor interruptions, for more than seven years. In my experience, no restaurant employee...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:50 PM
The number of Maryland children poisoned by lead fell to a new low again last year, even as state officials expanded their effort to deal with a much larger pool of youngsters harboring lower levels of the harmful substance in their blood.
| 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,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:45 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sickle cell disease affects an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 Americans. It is most prevalent in people with ancestors from Africa, South or Central America, the Caribbean, Mediterranean countries,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:36 PM
State health officials are weighing new safeguards for research laboratories and biotechnology companies that handle potentially deadly infectious pathogens, but whether they will impose any remains uncertain because they don't know how big a threat there...
| 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...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 5:01 PM
On Monday, Dec. 2, in support of World AIDS Day, the Harford County Health Department will offer free walk-in confidential or anonymous HIV testing at 1 N. Main Street in Bel Air, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Since 1988, World AIDS Day is observed annually...
| 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...