| Jun 9, 2012
For 35 years, Maryland has enjoyed a unique exemption from the federal government that allowed it to regulate hospital rates so that patients are charged the same no matter where they seek care.
But the system that state health officials say has...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Helen G. Rigler, a former elementary school educator and opera buff, died Saturday of heart failure at Mercy Medical Center.
The Parkton resident was 93.
The daughter of a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. draftsman and a homemaker, Helen Gill was born...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Peter O'Malley, who has served as chief of staff to Baltimore's mayor for less than a year, is leaving City Hall to join a private law firm.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced O'Malley's departure and several other Cabinet-level staff changes in...
| Apr 1, 2012
Catherine Mahan founded a landscape architecture firm in 1983 on the first floor of a Mount Vernon rowhouse. She had four employees and scraped by at first doing jobs for local architects and designing backyards for homeowners.
When she retired from...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 8:27 PM
A fire truck and ambulance collided as they were headed to a building fire Friday night, sending two paramedics to the hospital.
Around 8 p.m., two Baltimore City Fire Department units — Engine Company 13 and Medic 15 — were responding to a...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 3:28 PM
The Maryland affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded $2.2 million to 26 local health departments, hospitals and other programs to provide free mammograms, breast exams and diagnostic tests.
The money will also be used for support...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 2:04 PM
Rape is a notoriously difficult crime to prosecute. Of every 100 rapes nationwide, 46 are reported, 12 lead to arrests and three result in prison sentences.
To improve those odds, advocates are encouraging more nurses to receive the training to give a...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Maryland could see new cases of meningitis for a month or more as health officials continue to search for new and past cases of the disease, which has sickened 50 people in several states who received injections of a tainted steroid.
In the cases...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 1:47 PM
After two years of failing to post CitiStat reports online — and nearly two months without holding a meeting — Baltimore has named a new CitiStat director, who is pledging better transparency and performance from the vaunted good-government...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 11:51 AM
A selection of resources for breast cancer patients and families:
Nonprofits, charities and support groups
Active Survivors Network Helps people affected by illness, disease and accidents to maintain an active lifestyle. activesurvivor.org or 410-823-...
| 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...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 2:06 PM
The two men wore body armor with "POLICE" written across the chest and spilled out of their unmarked car, weapons drawn, ordering Christopher Dukes and his passenger out of their vehicle at a South Baltimore gas station parking lot. When Dukes pulled off,...