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  • Letter: Public subsidies are not to blame for health issues

    Regarding the June 14, letter commenting on New York's proposed ban on sodas ("New York Mayor Bloomberg's ban on sodas should be backed") my interest soon changed to destain when the author listed "public subsidies" a culprit to the obesity epidemic,...
  • Universal health care on the horizon

    Universal health care on the horizon
    U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.and the Supreme Court have not only upheld the Affordable Care Act, they struck down a barrier to universal health care for Americans. Looking forward from the Supreme Court's decision, by defining the cost of...
  • Getting doctors to practice what they preach

    It's ironic that the year we, both new medical students, moved across the street from the nation's best hospital and began learning how to manage the health of others is the same year we stopped taking care of our own. It was a year of ups and downs....
  • Health care reform moves ahead in Maryland, nationally

    Health care reform moves ahead in Maryland, nationally
    States including Maryland can move with more certainty to insure their poor, and the federal government can require others to buy health coverage after the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's landmark health care law Thursday. The highly...
  • Maryland should embrace gay adoption

    Maryland should embrace gay adoption
    It's gratifying that same-sex couples in Maryland who are seeking to adopt have found a welcome reception in Baltimore City Circuit Court. Because of a city precedent and a uniform attitude among judges here that sexual orientation should not be a...
  • Bahrain's brave health care workers deserve support

    Bahrain's brave health care workers deserve support
    The United States continues to ignore the thwarted Arab Spring in Bahrain. Recently, a quasi-military court in the small Gulf state sentenced 20 doctors and nurses to up to 15 years in jail. The charge against them? Treating injured demonstrators opposing...
  • Study reveals strongest link yet between organ transplants, cancer

    Study reveals strongest link yet between organ transplants, cancer
    The most comprehensive study ever on the link between organ donations and cancer is arming physicians with new data that could help make the procedures safer. Organ transplant patients get new kidneys, livers and lungs that save their lives, but they...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Helicopters help save lives, Hopkins study finds

    Helicopters help save lives, Hopkins study finds
    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. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...