| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:16 AM
For those of us in Maryland who have suffered from unacceptable electric utility service — and that is most of us — there is light at the end of the tunnel. Utility executives, think tanks and energy experts all agree: There is a utility...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:12 PM
If Baltimore County resident Orlando DeFelice hadn't had a heart transplant, doctors told his wife, Pam, he would have likely died within four days.
Even after the surgery, doctors told him he had 50/50 odds of dying within five years.
But that was...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals." The committee's chairman, Republican...
| 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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:53 PM
Seven Maryland health care centers that received tainted steroids linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak will be required to turn over documents and give testimony under subpoenas filed last week in a federal lawsuit.
A steering committee of...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:01 AM
I hate needles, and I've always deferred to doctors and scientists when it comes to questions of medical importance.
Suffice it to say I've been ambivalent since I was a teen about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ban on gay men donating blood....
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Dr. Martin Helrich, a pioneering anesthesiologist who had headed the department of anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, died Sunday of complications from heart disease at his Pikesville home.
He was 91.
"Martin was so...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As a pediatrician, my No. 1 concern is to keep children safe and healthy. Inside the walls of my office, I can provide services and counseling to help do just that, whether by giving an infant her first childhood vaccine, providing a mental health...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 1:44 PM
If there ever was a right time to be diagnosed with breast cancer, Beth Thompson found one.
In February 2006, the pea-size tumor in her right breast was too small for a clinical trial of Herceptin, a targeted therapy that had proved effective in advanced...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 6:23 PM
Technicians at the Cape Apothecary compounding pharmacy in Annapolis spend their days mixing drugs that are no longer sold commercially or creating specialized batches of medicine for patients such as children who can't handle the normal dose.