| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:10 PM
The Food and Drug Administration would play a broader role in regulating specialty pharmacies, such as the one responsible for last year's deadly outbreak of meningitis, under legislation approved by Congress on Monday and expected to be signed by...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:02 AM
It's hard to imagine that something as distant as a feedlot could have an impact on our health. After all, industrial farming operations are located far from where many of us live.
But the recent news of an antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Shannon Duick brushed away tears as a technician fixed electrodes onto the head of her infant son, but as a machine sent beeps and clicks into his ears, the baby slept in her arms, unaware.
He slept as the machine came up empty, as it showed his brain...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 2:29 PM
Pacemakers regulate the beat of a weak heart and ease the tremors caused by Parkinson's disease, and now Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers hope the devices also will slow down the symptoms of Alzheimer's.
Doctors at Hopkins and four other medical...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:15 PM
A nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center regularly provides a guest post. This week, Shanti Lewis weighs in on gluten-free diets.
Have you walked in the grocery store lately and seen a plethora of products labeled "gluten-free?" Do...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:05 PM
The tall, lanky patient enters the room bent over and shuffling like a man twice his age. He climbs on a gurney and lies back, head throbbing. Then Carlton Haywood pulls out a bottle of Tums, relief-in-waiting for the nausea he fears will come.
| Dec 14, 2012
| 6:45 AM
While the Sugar Association applauds efforts to combat childhood obesity, delivering 10 tons of sugar (or white sand as the case may be) to illustrate what people are putting in their bodies when they drink a soda unfortunately misses the mark, as does...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:59 PM
When her husband of 30 years died in 2004, Rosalie Lijinsky decided she no longer wanted to live in the 3,000-square-foot home they had shared with their daughter in the Columbia neighborhood of Hickory Ridge.
She sold the house the same year for $720,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:02 AM
Ivelisse Page is on a mission.
In 2011, Page launched Believe Big, a nonprofit foundation that helps cancer patients and their families through this traumatic, life-changing diagnosis. Based on her own experience as a colon cancer survivor, Page aims to...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:04 PM
WellDoc Inc., a Baltimore-based company that makes mobile apps to manage chronic disease, welcomed the Food and Drug Administration's announcement Monday of final rules governing the development of mobile medical apps.
"It does put us at ease that we're...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 10:44 AM
The Food and Drug Administration's plans to streamline the approval process for "breakthrough" drugs that treat life-threatening diseases is great news for patients and has enormous potential for our pharmaceutical industry, already in the midst of an...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:38 AM
A health watchdog group is releasing a study today that found high levels of a cancer-causing chemical in Pepsi drinks in 10 states, including Maryland.
The Center for Environmental Health commissioned Eurofins Analytical laboratory in Louisiana to...