| May 18, 2014
Research labs closed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer dot the country: Illinois. Michigan. New Jersey. New York. North Carolina.
Maryland officials don't want this state to join that list.
After Pfizer declared its desire to buy AstraZeneca — which...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Harford County law enforcement and public health officials have been trying to battle opiate abuse, labeled the county's top drug problem, and are trying two new programs focused on administering anti-opioid drugs in overdose situations and at the...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:44 AM
A healthy diet includes nutrient-rich food from all the food groups — especially fruits and vegetables. To get the vitamins, minerals and fiber you need, the American Heart Association recommends cutting back on beverages and foods with added...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Chandler Crews sat on a bench outside of Sinai Hospital in Baltimore one recent day, put her feet on the ground and grinned.
Sitting this way was impossible for the 20-year-old from Arkansas just a few years ago because she was born with achondroplasia,...
| May 31, 2014
| 12:34 PM
On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease.
An Internet search for "sell...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:52 PM
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's Picture of Health blog. The latest post, reprinted here, is from dietetic intern Brian Bowers.
In an ever-changing world of health...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:40 PM
It's lunch time, and William Brown has stepped away from his desk for a nicotine fix in the lobby of the building where he works. The city employee isn't allowed to smoke here, but he can vape.
He flips the switch on his sleek black electronic...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Local medical professionals will gather with members of Baltimore's gay community later this month to discuss a new medical treatment that involves HIV-negative patients taking a daily pill to avoid becoming infected.
The April 28 forum, hosted by the...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Hardly a day goes by without a story exposing wealthy special interests sticking it to the average Joe. One day it's Wall Street bankers bringing down the economy, foreclosing on the unsuspecting poor, and getting off virtually scot-free. The next day it'...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Marcela Turnage does the challenging, such as skiing, sailing and horseback riding. And the more mundane, like shoveling snow from the driveway.
What the active 32-year-old mother doesn't do is walk. She hasn't since a car accident in 2002 took her...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Did you ever wonder if a restaurant's crabcake was made with Maryland crab or some foreign import? Or if that was really red snapper you bought, or an impostor?
A bill introduced Wednesday in Annapolis would make it illegal for restaurants or markets...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Maryland has been a pacesetter on some important health care issues like hospital cost control. But on one matter that is seriously impairing patient care — generic drug shortages — Marylanders are facing the same crisis as everyone else....