| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Dr. Joseph S. Ardinger, a retired obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered more than 4,000 babies in nearly 50 years of medical practice, died Monday of complications from pneumonia Monday at Howard County General Hospital. The Ellicott City resident...
| Jan 13, 2014
Can you believe it? Just when we need it most, there may be a shortage of Velveeta.
The marigold-colored cheese product that melts so smoothly may be missing from your grocer's shelves — it doesn't require refrigeration — just as the NFL...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 11:00 AM
I read Anne P. Hahn and Michael Reisch's commentary on hospital reform with sad amusement ("Hospitals too must reform under Obamacare," Nov. 11). Their arguments are all backward.
Hospitals actually need to step back from the their invasion into the...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 1:09 PM
It was the most expensive campaign ever launched, but opponents were determined to defeat the president's health care reform plan.
"Would socialized medicine lead to socialization of other phases of American life?" began one of the pitches used in a...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Since 1983, the Food and Drug Administration has banned blood donations from men who have had sex with other men any time after 1977. Created in the nascent years of the AIDS epidemic, the policy was intended to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:54 AM
What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine?
Since the 1920s, the Medical...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Nearly 10 years ago, I reacted with horror and disdain as President George W. Bush gleefully took credit for extra-judicial killings and indefinite detention of suspected terrorists. I thought: "How could a president throw away the basic principle of...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:50 AM
More than 1 million men and women in Maryland have one thing in common: They are enrolled in Medicare or Tricare. These programs provide seniors, the disabled and military families the coverage they need to remain healthy and to access the care when...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Good luck to Jessica Weiderholdt in keeping her 70 pounds off ("Teacher adopts new diet, lifestyle," June 20). However, the article looks like an advertisement for Beachbody exercise and Shakeology drinks.
The American Medical Association has agreed...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:01 AM
I hate needles, and I've always deferred to doctors and scientists when it comes to questions of medical importance.
Suffice it to say I've been ambivalent since I was a teen about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ban on gay men donating blood....
| 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 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A critical opportunity to improve U.S. health care finally lies within reach. In 2004, then-President George Bush announced the goal to have a national electronic health records (EHR) system in place in 10 years. Tragically, EHR development had become...