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  • Criminal trial begins for Eastern Shore doctor accused of unnecessary stent procedures

    While the Maryland Board of Physicians weighs professional charges against one cardiologist accused of placing heart stents into hundreds of patients who didn't need them, a federal jury in Baltimore is considering criminal charges against another. The...
  • New study scrutinizes heart stent procedures

    New study scrutinizes heart stent procedures
    A new study of more than 500,000 cardiac patients who underwent recent cardiac stent or angioplasty procedures in the United States has found that up to 15 percent were either unnecessary or appeared to be of uncertain medical benefit. However, nearly...
  • Doctors, hospitals concerned about hefty malpractice awards

    Maryland's medical community is concerned about the potential fallout from two multimillion-dollar malpractice judgments awarded by Baltimore juries to families who blamed local hospitals where their babies were delivered for their children's...
  • Where medical masterpieces are made

    Where medical masterpieces are made
    As an oil painter in college, Elizabeth Cook expected to pursue the life of the typical aspiring American artist: get an advanced degree, move to a big city, embark on a future of creative struggle. Then she attended an exclusive arts workshop in New...
  • Is obesity grounds for taking away a child?

    In a July 13 opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a pediatrician and a lawyer from Harvard suggest that child-protective services take severely overweight children away from negligent parents. I do think this question should...
  • Not enough doctors

    Not enough doctors
    The Supreme Court's ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, expected in June, will determine the future for countless Americans. Health care reform debates have elevated the plight of millions of uninsured Americans to the national...
  • Dr. Edward Suarez-Murias, psychiatrist

    Dr. Edward Suarez-Murias, psychiatrist
    Dr. Edward Lawrence Suarez-Murias, a retired psychiatrist and World War II veteran, died of pneumonia July 2 at his Roland Park home. He was 96. Named a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he practiced in Baltimore for more...
  • Dr. Frank Anthony Faraino, surgeon

    Dr. Frank Anthony Faraino, surgeon
    Dr. Frank Anthony Faraino, a retired Baltimore thoracic and vascular surgeon whose career spanned more than four decades and who performed the first pacemaker implantation in Maryland, died Saturday of renal failure at his Timonium home. He was 90....
  • John S. Croucher, hospital engineer

    John S. Croucher, hospital engineer
    John Stewart Croucher, a retired hospital assistant engineer and World War II naval veteran, died of a stroke Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Bel Air resident was 90. Born in Baltimore and raised on Eastern Avenue in Highlandtown, he was a...
  • Alejandro Rodriguez

    Alejandro Rodriguez
    Dr. Alejandro Rodriguez, former director of the division of child psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who also conducted pivotal studies on autism and other developmental disorders in children, died Friday of heart failure at his...
  • Nation suceeds in reducing its trans fat intake

    Nation suceeds in reducing its trans fat intake
      The campaign to limit the amount of trans fats people consumer appears to have made a dent. A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that levels of trans-fatty acids in the blood of white American adults has dropped...
  • Dr. Raymond L. Markley Jr.

    Dr. Raymond L. Markley Jr.
    Dr. Raymond L. Markley Jr., a retired Baltimore gynecologist whose specialty was female urology, died March 4 of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The former longtime Towson resident who was residing at Oak Crest Village, was 89. The son of...