| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:58 AM
Just over six months after her last day in the pediatric intensive care unit at Sinai Hospital, Riley Brager is savoring a clean bill of health heading into summer.
The Reisterstown resident and soon-to-be senior at Roland Park Country School is not...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:08 AM
Dr. Jay N. Karpa, a retired Baltimore surgeon who was also certified in chronic wound care, died Friday of prostate cancer at his Pikesville home. He was 79.
"As a person, he was a true gentleman. He was kind and compassionate and treated his patients...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Mandy Standiford was working at her desk in Hunt Valley earlier this spring when she saw a flier for Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Father's Day 5k Run and 1-mile Fun Walk on June 14
She'd never heard of the race and wasn't the sort of person to...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Frieda Fettweis, a retired master cake decorator who was the co-owner of Northeast Baltimore's Belmar Bakery, died of a stroke Sunday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She was 96 and lived in Rosedale.
Born Frieda Kramer in Kunzelsau, Germany,...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:08 PM
It seems that just about all kids, from toddlers to teenagers, have a smartphone, tablet or other device in their hands at one time or another. But too much screen time might not be healthy, especially if it's replacing physical activities or...
| 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...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:07 PM
A Towson gynecologist has been temporarily barred from practicing medicine after a state and federal investigation allegedly uncovered images of female genitalia on his phone, as well as evidence he used and distributed illicit drugs and had an affair...
| 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....