| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:49 AM
As 7-year-old Zara Cheek packed her bags for her first sleep-away camp this summer, she found herself looking forward to more than just swimming, going on hikes and eating S'mores for two glorious weeks.
To her, the experience meant a chance to live...
| Jul 15, 2014
Johns Hopkins, for decades ranked the best hospital in the country, has been through this before. Two years ago, it fell to No. 2 in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings, regaining the top spot last year.
But No. 3?
"What a disaster!" said...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Maryland's superintendent of schools has no plans to take down dozens of signs in the windows of her agency's headquarters that proclaim Maryland No. 1 in education. Likewise, Gov. Martin O'Malley is unlikely to stop bragging that Maryland is No. 1 in the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Dr. Elizabeth A. Martinez, a Johns Hopkins-trained anesthesiologist and critical-care physician who worked in the prevention of hospital-acquired infections in surgical patients, died of a rare cancer Sept. 19 at her Boston home. She was 47 and had...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:43 AM
Johns Hopkins Hospital is back on top — reclaiming bragging rights and a lucrative marketing chip as the nation's best hospital in the annual ranking released Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report.
A year after being knocked from its 21-year perch...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Dr. Henry V. "Harry" Chase, a retired internist who served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War, died June 9 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Somerford Place, a Frederick assisted-living facility. He was 90.
The son of Harry...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 4:20 PM
The Baltimore VA Medical Center said Wednesday it has become the first hospital in Maryland to offer three-dimensional mammograms, a technology it hopes will better detect breast cancer in women.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year, 3-...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:57 PM
After two days of heavy sedation, Erika Brannock awoke Wednesday morning in her hospital bed to dramatic and gruesome news: Her left leg had been amputated below the knee, the only medical option for a team of surgeons handling traumatic injuries from the...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 6:30 AM
As the horror of the bombing in Boston shocked us and filled us with disgust, many people noticed the swiftness and efficiency of the first responders and were astounded ("Acts of humanity," April 17). How did it happen? As reported on the Israel21C...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 8:39 PM
Sixty-six runners dashed, jogged and walked through the streets of Annapolis on Saturday to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and raised money for one of the hospitals that treated their wounds.
"When I saw what happened in Boston, I knew...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Vernissia Tam gulped down half a glass of champagne at noon Friday and prepared to scream. She was about to find out what kind of doctor she would become, and where she would train.
"No peeking," a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine official...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 11:02 AM
Mary Joan Hagigh, a retired social worker and registered nurse, died June 24 from complications of a fractured hip at Emeritus Towson Assisted Living.
The Ruxton resident was 78.
Mary Joan Wall, whose father was head of collections for the Internal...