| Nov 11, 2012
Every year, health organizations spend millions in the developing world attacking the iron-deficiency disorder known as anemia. They pay special attention to pregnant women, a population highly vulnerable to the disease.
Every year, though, 115,000 of...
| Nov 18, 2012
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University slogged through thigh-deep water to rescue tissue samples and evacuate lab animals when a flood crippled a cancer research building after Hurricane Sandy last month.
"It was really an extraordinary...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 3:40 PM
Health care technology company WellDoc Inc. is close to raising $5 million from individual investors that will allow it to expand its mobile applications for disease management.
WellDoc, based in Baltimore, developed a mobile phone-based application that...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 6:44 AM
"Pomp and Circumstance" played over the loudspeakers of the UMUC Marriott Inn and Conference Center auditorium June 15 as students processed, dressed in full regalia. Their beaming families gave them a standing ovation, cheering and clapping above the...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 11:45 AM
Baltimore's 18th annual Dining Out For Life is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22.
Restaurants particpating in Dining Out for Life will donate 20-50% of their Sept. 22 take to Moveable Feast, an agency that provides meals to Marylanders living with HIV/...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 6:29 AM
Plan your week with our guide to everything going on this week
MOVIES OPENING (Friday unless otherwise noted)
The Debt (Wednesday)
Seven Days in Utopia
Shark Night 3D
Basketball Wives LA (series debut; 8 p.m. Monday; VH1)
| Oct 19, 2011
| 2:40 PM
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent advisory panel, recently recommended that healthy men not be given PSA blood tests to detect prostate cancer. But that won't mean the end of diagnosis and treatment of the disease, the most common...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 6:16 PM
Working late into the night at a research center at the South Pole, Renee-Nicole Douceur thought she was just tired when her vision suddenly became blurred.
Sleep did nothing to improve her eyesight, and a doctor at the center at first thought she had...
| Sep 8, 2011
Hepatitis C has long been a problem with a low rate of cure. But new drug therapies are in use and others are on the horizon, according to Dr. Paul J. Thuluvath, chief of gastroenterology at Mercy Medical Center and the medical director of the Institute...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 11:42 AM
Mark Gregory pauses as he relives the time when he nearly died. His gaze trails off into the distance and words fail him as he ponders a past he prefers to keep behind closed doors.
Yet, he's willing to dredge up those painful events for a purpose....
| Oct 13, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Cheryl Corbin's mother and grandmother had breast cancer, so an oncologist suggested she be tested for an inherited gene mutation linked to the disease. But when the results came in, she didn't show up to hear them.
"I was afraid to hear the words,"...
| Jul 8, 2011
Sunday, July 10
Theater performance Red Branch Theatre Company, in conjunction with the 30th annual Baltimore Playwrights Festival, presents "Web of Deceit" through Saturday, July 16 at the Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Road in Columbia. Shows...