| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Three days before Christmas, Paul Blair felt the pain. It was as if he’d hit the fence, chest first, while chasing a fly ball.
Rushed to Howard County General Hospital, Blair, the former Orioles’ outfielder, learned he had suffered a heart...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:54 PM
The daughter of a Glen Burnie couple was the first baby born in Howard County in 2014, according to a Howard County General Hospital spokeswoman.
Lydia Strube Ammann was born at 12:25 a.m. on Jan. 1 to parents Jason and Emily Ammann. Lydia, the couple's...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Retired educators expressed gratitude and relief when the Howard County school officials last month postponed the rollout of a contested Medicare plan through United Healthcare. But many remain concerned about their future medical needs.
"I was very...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Donna L. Hansen, a former congressional staffer whose lifelong struggle with diabetes led her to become an advocate for diabetes and cardiac research, died Nov. 15 from heart and kidney failure at Carroll Hospice's Dove House. The Sykesville resident...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:36 AM
When Victor Broccolino talks about his upcoming retirement, he doesn't mention hobbies or exotic travel, or taking it easy or doing more reading.
No, the president and CEO of Howard County General Hospital for the past 24 years — more than half of...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:10 AM
Several thousand people gathered at Columbia's Symphony of Lights last weekend for the Dazzle Dash, a two-day event to raise money for the Howard Hospital Foundation.
About 1,000 people registered for a run through the lights on Saturday, Nov. 23,...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:01 AM
The Howard County farmers markets wrapped up their season last week, but at two of the markets, vendors packed up their trucks for the last time.
Sarah Keckler, of Orchard County Produce and Fruit Farm in Gardners, Pa., said vendors received a letter...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Ellen Irene Rhudy, a writer and activist for Patapsco Valley environmental causes who also performed in community theater productions, died of complications from leukemia Nov. 24 at Howard County General Hospital. The Marriottsville resident was 69.
| Nov 30, 2013
| 4:31 PM
The lanky 18-year-old in a blue mortarboard cap, his shoulders festooned with tassels and other regalia, stepped to the lectern, gave Howard High School's Class of 2001 a nervous snicker and spoke words heard in countless other graduation speeches that...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 11:00 AM
When Maryam Qayumi started working for Chase Brexton Health Services in Columbia in August 2012, the center didn't have a specific employee dedicated to managing the new patients who walk through its doors every day in search of health care options....
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:07 AM
Fred Eiland has thought about running for office for the past five years. And on his birthday — July 23 — he made it official by filing for the state delegate race in District 13.
Eiland, 58, a Democrat from Columbia, said that public...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:25 PM
As Maryland health officials prepare for nationwide health reform, the goal is clear: enrolling the state's estimated 800,000 uninsured residents. But finding them is a challenge.
There is no master list or map of the uninsured, who make up 14 percent...