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  • Baltimore VA using 3-D mammograms

    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-...
  • Towson teacher among marathon victims to lose limb

    Towson teacher among marathon victims to lose limb
    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...
  • Mary Joan Hagigh, social worker, dies

    Mary Joan Hagigh, social worker, dies
    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...
  • Dr. Fray F. Marshall

    Dr. Fray F. Marshall
    Dr. Fray Francis Marshall, a urologist and former Johns Hopkins professor who developed surgical technique for the treatment of kidney cancer, died of cancer Dec. 2 at the Atlanta Hospice. He was 67 and had lived in Ruxton before moving to Georgia in...
  • Francis N. Craig

    Francis N. Craig
    Francis N. Craig, a retired Edgewood Arsenal scientist, died of respiratory failure Thursday at the Broadmead Retirement Community in Cockeysville. He was 100 and had previously lived in the Loreley section of Baltimore County near White Marsh. His...
  • Do doctors lie to patients?

    Do you think your doctor is open and honest with you? Maybe not always, according to a new survey. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surveyed 1,891 physicians...
  • DANGEROUS REMEDY

    American military doctors in Iraq have injected more than 1,000 of the war's wounded troops with a potent and largely experimental blood-coagulating drug despite mounting medical evidence linking it to deadly blood clots that lodge in the lungs, heart and...
  • DUBIOUS BREAKTHROUGH

    When the drug known as Recombinant Activated Factor VII arrived on the American market in 1999, it seemed destined for obscurity. Made by the Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk and sold under the name NovoSeven, it was approved only for...
  • Does new marijuana study back Gov. Brown's warning about pot smokers?

    Maybe Jerry Brown was more right about marijuana than folks gave him credit for -- at least if a new study on pot has merit. You may recall that California’s governor, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in March, had this to say...
  • Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in young: study

    Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in young: study
    Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, researchers found. The study to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience...
  • For optimal health, stock up on the produce aisle

    Now that it's spring, it's time to take advantage of the bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. They taste great and provide important nutritional benefits you won't find in a pill bottle. "The safest and most balanced way to get your vitamins and...
  • Learn how to save money on your prescription medications

    Are you getting the cheapest deal when you buy your medications? A better price is often available without your knowing it. "A little digging is all it takes to find out. But people hear that a co-pay is high, and they walk away without getting the drug,...