| Apr 17, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Severely injured patients are more likely to survive if transported by helicopter rather than ambulance, according to new research by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that adds fuel to the debate over flying patients to receive care.
| Nov 21, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The national debate over legalizing marijuana should be guided as much as possible by facts ("Stirring the pot," Nov. 12). Although marijuana is listed by the DEA as a "Schedule 1" drug — the same category as heroin — the notion that...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 9:50 AM
It took 25 years for Dr. Mark Midei to build his reputation and less than two for it to come crashing down.
In the spring of 2009, he was a superstar cardiologist with a seven-figure salary and a staff that adored him. By late April 2011, he was...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 3:36 PM
St. Joseph Medical Center tapped a veteran health care manager Friday to replace its president and chief executive, who resigned two weeks ago without explanation.
Charles W. Neumann comes to St. Joseph via FTI Consultants, a firm that specializes in...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 11:39 AM
A state delegate from Virginia recently wrote on this page that "Sexual orientation is not limited to same- or complementary-sex attractions but includes attractions to children, prostitutes, multiple wives (polygamy), dead persons (necrophilia), animals,...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:04 PM
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...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 5:25 PM
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.
| Sep 5, 2011
In my July 7 column, "Sharing learning opportunities has come full circle," I mentioned that I couldn't fit into that column all the information I had learned at the Maryland Gerontological Association's spring conference. One of the topics I didn't...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 3:27 PM
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.
| Nov 12, 2011
| 3:15 PM
The rows of wooden benches were filled with seven families for adoption day in Baltimore City Circuit Court last month.
A pair of gay men seeking to adopt a baby. Three lesbian couples, two with twins. Two single moms with two kids between them.
| Jul 16, 2011
| 7:45 PM
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...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:08 PM
The Havre de High School Hall of Fame Committee Wednesday announced the six people it has chosen for the Hall of Fame's second class that will be inducted in October.
The class includes brother and sister physicians who were also active in local...