| Mar 15, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Janset Nahum, a registered nurse and neighborhood activist who was known as the "Unofficial Mayor of Sugarville," died March 9 of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
She was 79.
Janset Aranlar was born in Adapazari, near Istanbul, one of three...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Twins William and Raphael "Rafi" Karkowsky have always shared life's best moments.
That was true again Friday when the brothers and best friends learned where they would begin their careers as doctors.
They were among nearly 16,000 medical students...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Eating chocolate can make you thin, new study shows.
The article, Association Between More Frequent Chocolate Consumption and Lower Body Mass Index, was published Tuesday in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The full text of the article costs $30...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 4:03 AM
The state of Maryland is seeking doctors willing to practice in needy areas of the state, in exchange for up to $50,000 to repay student loans.
The Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program was launched in 1996 and 157 primary care doctors have gone...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 2:14 PM
William Magruder Waters, a retired Johns Hopkins and Navy electrical engineer and inventor who built his own car and held patents related to radar imaging, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 17 at Renaissance Gardens at Oak Crest Village. He was 86....
| Dec 31, 2011
| 11:33 AM
Dr. John Butler MacGibbon, an internal medicine specialist who treated port of Baltimore mariners, died Dec. 24 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications of a stroke and a fall. He was 90 and lived in Original Northwood.
Born in Christchurch,...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 10:35 AM
There's a new doctor in Hereford, but Hereford isn't new to the doctor. George LaRocco, a Monkton resident since 1979, has opened St. Joseph Health Park on Mt. Carmel Road.
LaRocco is an internist who is now seeing patients, ages 16 and older, in his...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Michigan have discovered an inherited mutation linked to significantly higher risk of prostate cancer development at a younger age.
The discovery, after two decades of looking, provides insight into...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Virginia Whittlesey, a retired teacher and community volunteer, died of congestive heart failure March 29 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The former Roland Park resident was 90.
Born Virginia Markell King and raised in Bolton Hill, she was a 1940...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 8:56 PM
Dr. Constance A. "Connie" Griffin, an internationally known pancreatic cancer researcher who led the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center's Cytogenetics Core and was director of the Pathology Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, died Jan. 8 of pancreatic...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 3:30 PM
For all the attention that violent crime gets in the media, the average American is much more likely to die from another largely preventable tragedy. Fatal drug overdoses have risen sharply in recent years. In Congress this month, Maryland Rep. Donna F....
| May 31, 2012
| 1:37 PM
As a nation, our collective attention is increasingly drawn to the way in which health care costs are crippling the economy. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects this cost, if unchecked, could rise to $3.4 trillion in 2015, a whopping...