| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Major League Baseball has gone to great pains to move past its so-called steroid era, which gripped the game for more than a decade and stained the reputations of many of its greatest players.
But nearly six years after the release of the Mitchell...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Dr. Kenneth B. Kochmann, a former social worker who became a physician later in life, died March 8 of multiple myeloma at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 63.
The son of German immigrant parents — his father was a traveling salesman and his mother a...
| May 18, 2012
| 8:23 AM
A Columbia-based biotechnology company said this week it received the world’s first government approval to market a stem cell drug, in Canada.
Osiris Therapeutics, founded in 1992, spent 17 years developing a stem cell therapy that offers anti-...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 6:53 PM
The rapid decline in health and ultimate death of a woman from fungal meningitis at Johns Hopkins Hospital after she'd received a tainted steroid injection was outlined by a team of Hopkins doctors in a medical journal article released online Thursday....
| Oct 31, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Fans were missing linebacker Ray Lewis at the end of the Ravens' last game. Lewis is out for the season after suffering a triceps tear, a rare injury with a long recovery time. Dr. Umasuthan Srikumaran, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Maryland could see new cases of meningitis for a month or more as health officials continue to search for new and past cases of the disease, which has sickened 50 people in several states who received injections of a tainted steroid.
In the cases...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 5:01 PM
Maryland health officials on Saturday announced a third patient has developed meningitis in the state after receiving a steroid injection in September. More cases were found across the country, bringing the total to more than 60.
The person is alive, but...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Maryland health officials said Monday that two more patients have developed meningitis in the state after receiving a steroid injection for back pain in an outbreak that has hit nearly two dozen states.
Both patients are alive, but no additional...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 9:36 AM
State health officials in an article in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association criticized the oversight of compounding pharmacies and said the facilities need to take more responsibility in protecting patients from tainted drugs.
| Oct 10, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Hundreds of Marylanders may need spinal taps as public health leaders seek to rein in a fungal meningitis outbreak that continues to expand as more is learned about the unusual cases.
Health officials said Wednesday that they still are working to contact...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 6:04 PM
The Massachusetts pharmacy at the heart of a probe into a deadly meningitis outbreak may have violated federal health laws, U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigators said Friday, saying mold and bacteria were found in areas where drugs were mixed....
| Oct 12, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Health officials confirmed a 14th fungal meningitis case in Maryland on Friday as an outbreak of the disease continues to spread across the country.
Confirmed meningitis cases reached 184 nationwide. They are thought to stem from three batches of...