| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:11 AM
The Baltimore Sun
Sister Mary Jacinta Robson, a retired medical technologist who spent six decades at Mercy Medical Center, died there of congestive heart failure Feb. 7. She was 88.
"She had been a beloved presence at the hospital for over 60 years and...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:00 AM
After her first round of breast cancer treatment, Judy Davanzo was troubled by the appearance of her husband.
"At the end of it, he just looked beat," says Davanzo, a 47-year-old Timonium mother of two. "That struck me."
Even when she felt well enough...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:44 AM
In a rowhouse kitchen near Patterson Park, a small pennant-shaped Cuban flag hangs from a cabinet above a pot of garlic and onions warming in wine, vinegar and water.
Smudged and worn, the fringed banner used to hang from the rearview mirror in the...
| 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 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Buckets of baby's breath, tulips and irises filled a walk-in cooler at Flowers by Gina D. on Thursday. Vases were wrapped with pink ribbons, and teddy bears and greeting cards stood ready for purchase.
Missing were the four drivers who had been...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Dr. Howard F. Raskin, former chief of the gastroenterology department at Maryland General Hospital, died Sept. 17 at Duke University Hospital during surgery to replace a heart valve.
The longtime Owings Mills resident was 87.
"Howard was one of the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:19 PM
John H. "Beau" Williams Jr., who had headed a Baltimore contracting and building firm, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 87.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park, John Harlan Williams Jr. was...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:49 AM
One of the busiest hospitals in the state that tends to victims of sexual assault has launched an smartphone app that offers instant access to resources such as medical and police assistance and a crisis hotline.
The free app, called bMOREsafe is a...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:22 AM
It is well documented that African-American women with breast cancer are more likely to have a more aggressive type of the disease that kills them, but why remains a mystery.
The answers may be found one day soon, as researchers focus more on the genetic...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Federal health officials declared this season's flu outbreak an epidemic Friday as Maryland hospitals and clinics continued to treat unusually high numbers of patients for the virus and manufacturers reported low supplies of the vaccine to treat the...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently received a gag gift of protective headgear after she suffered a concussion and blood clot near her brain after a fall. While Clinton can now make light of the injuries, a blood clot can be a serious...
| Jul 15, 2013
When James Russell learned that he had a rare form of appendix cancer, he thoroughly investigated his treatment options.
His research led him to Dr. Armando Sardi, a surgical oncologist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore who is one of a few...