| Apr 13, 2014
An Alzheimer's patient is rushed to the emergency room, where her relatives tell doctors she has swallowed food down the wrong passageway.
They insert tubes so she can take in air and fluids. She survives the crisis. But the visit is so invasive that it...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Eye specialists, ambulance service providers and clinical laboratories are the biggest recipients of Medicare payments around the country and in Maryland, taking in hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal health program for seniors, according...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 12:45 PM
As a Baltimore County physician leader, I support the opinion of the city physicians ("Hopkins should support its employees," April 7). Employees should make enough so that we are not paying their children's health care cost through Medicaid.
As a Johns...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The man shot to death this week by Baltimore County police had approached officers with a knife before, according to court documents in a January incident that bears striking similarities to this week's case.
The department identified the man killed...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Dr. Anatol H. "Harry" Oleynick, a retired neurologist who taught for half a century at the University of Maryland Medical School, died Feb. 19 of cancer at the Veterans Administration Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard in Northeast Baltimore. The former...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Lighting up a cigarette on playgrounds, athletic fields and other areas in public parks could draw a $50 fine in Baltimore County and $500 in the city under legislation being considered in those jurisdictions.
Supporters of bans on tobacco use say...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Dr. Harry P. Porter, a retired Baltimore otolaryngologist who was known as a clinician who had a warm bedside manner, died Thursday of heart failure at his Timonium home. He was 96.
The son of Harry P. Porter Sr., a teacher, and Ethel Bagley Porter, a...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Prompted by recent multimillion-dollar medical malpractice judgments, Maryland lawmakers are pushing to create a fund to help pay for treating babies who suffer neurological injuries during birth.
Proposed legislation calls for hospitals and doctors with...
| Feb 2, 2014
Bruce Wheatley was considering coming back to the Towson area where he grew up when he saw an advertisement for an obstetrics and gynecology practice in Columbia that pitched an all-female staff.
As a nurse, he was dismayed enough to complain to St....
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Q: My son has a recurring stye in his right eye. How should we treat it and, better yet, prevent it?
A: A stye is a common condition and often appears as a red lump near the edge of the eyelid. It occurs when an oil gland in the eyelid becomes infected....
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Dr. Elmer Hoffman, a retired Baltimore surgeon who had been a pioneer in breast cancer surgery and immediate reconstruction and was also an advocate of the use of "super cold surgery" to ease the pain of the terminally ill, died Monday of complications...