| 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...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Doctors and patients alike are often uncomfortable talking about sexual health and sexually transmitted disease. But a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that this squeamishness costs society millions of dollars spent trying to...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Last week, Catonsville resident Jason Howard reaped the rewards for his theory on how to treat and cure cancer.
Now he and his co-workers are hoping the notoriety will mean a boost for their cause.
Howard was awarded $25,000 on April 3 from the Rangos...
| Jan 13, 2012
Given that the country is facing huge problems and still digging out from the worst financial crisis since the Depression, some might expect that the seemingly endless debates and breathless saturation of media coverage of it all would converge into a...
| Feb 17, 2012
Free HPV vaccine
The health department will provide free human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The vaccine, Gardasil, is available for both males and females ages 9 to 26. Those under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form. The clinic will...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Aspirins and short skirts and contraception, oh my! The last few weeks have seen a slew of Republican gaffes concerning women's sexuality. From Rick Santorum's billionaire supporter Foster Friess' waxing nostalgic about the good old days when women put...
| Nov 18, 2012
When Gail Folena-Wasserman joined Gaithersburg biotechnology startup MedImmune in 1991, she was its first employee in research and development, and dreamed of what the company might be "when it grew up."
Two decades later, the senior vice president for...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 8:54 AM
Well, it's about time. At last we have a candidate with the guts to close down our embassy in Iran were she elected president. Thank you, Michele Bachmann. Oh — and thank you Jimmy Carter as well, since he closed down the embassy there in 1980 in...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Just hours after it was announced that MSNBC host Martin Bashir was leaving the cable news network in the wake of his criticism of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, fellow MSNBC outcast Alec Baldwin jumped to his defense.
Bashir, who drew heaps of...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Katie Couric may want to brush up on her reporting skills before she takes on her new role as "global anchor" at Yahoo!, according to a number of critics displeased with a report about the HPV vaccine on her syndicated talk show, "Katie."
In a segment...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:13 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Gay teenagers who have had at least four sexual partners are at increased risk of contracting human papillomavirus (HPV), a new study suggests.
At least half of sexually active people get HPV at some point in their lives,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:09 PM
The anti-vaccination movement has long been a public menace. It's responsible for the resurgence of numerous serious diseases that were on the decline, including measles, mumps and whooping cough.
Now the movement has been given a big booster shot by...