| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:11 AM
The U.S. New & World Report graduate school rankings are out and Johns Hopkins University has moved up from 3rd to a tie for 2nd with the University of Pennsylvania.
They were behind top-ranked Harvard University. But they beat out Stanford University...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:21 PM
The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland continue to boast some of the best graduate programs in the country, according to rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine rose one spot to a...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 5:00 AM
With the exciting news that Maryland has received a new federal grant of $123 million to support the establishment of its health benefit exchange — a critical component of President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act —...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:21 AM
Johns Hopkins is working with a company in India that is opening a network of clinics throughout the country.
Johns Hopkins doctors and faculty will advise Bharat Family Clinic on development of clinical programs and help with facility design. Hopkins...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I still remember — although details are somewhat cloudy now, the gist of it is still clear as bell — the night when my teen and toddler brother and sisters, my father, some workers on the farm and I sat around a fire, on a somewhat cold night,...