| Apr 25, 2012
| 11:02 AM
When firefighter AJ Pumilia went to the emergency room last June because he wasn't feeling well, the word "cancer" wasn't even mentioned.
By December, the husband and father was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor and fighting for his life.
| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:27 AM
A drug commonly used by patients with HIV may be damaging nerve cells and causing memory loss, Johns Hopkins researchers have found.
Doctors have long thought the brain damage and memory loss longterm survivors of HIV suffer was caused by the disease....
| Oct 2, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Sometimes I read something that just makes me shake my head in disgust. Luckily, I'm confident that what allegedly happened in Tustin, Calif., recently will never happen here because of the quality of our youth league coaches and coordinators.
| May 24, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Politicians have been making a lot of gaffes lately (what else is new?). Michele Bachmann thought the founding fathers abolished slavery; Sarah Palin invented the word "squirmish," and, now comes news that our president, Barack Obama, has no idea what...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:49 PM
It is an image that has inspired hundreds, if not thousands.
Zach Lederer, 18, stares directly and defiantly into the camera, arms up and flexed in a muscle pose, surrounded by the medical accouterments of his hospital bed.
He had just come out of brain...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 7:10 PM
It should have been such a happy occasion for Ken and Kristin Sheely of Germantown. They were moving their daughter, Keyton, into her dorm room Aug. 22 for her freshman year at Penn State. Then Ken's cell phone beeped.
It was a call the Sheelys will...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 4:22 AM
For the first group performance tonight, before we learn who is out on American Idol, Stefano, Jacob, Lauren and Haley sing Train's "Hey Soul Sister." I'm pretty over that song, but you know ... these small-group performances this season have......
| Jan 28, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Sorry, folks, that this is so late. Between the snow earlier this week and an eye doctor's appointment that left me unable to see for a couple of hours. (But, yay, my retinas are OK. /TMI) Anyway, at long last,......
| Sep 28, 2010
| 3:03 PM
As long as I've been writing restaurant criticism, first as a freelancer for the City Paper and later for The Baltimore Sun, people have always been curious about my qualifications.
Some of them were actually nice about it. Now that I'm The Sun's...
| Nov 6, 2010
| 10:46 PM
Kevin Brown knew he was hooked on crack cocaine. That was obvious each time he set off on another smoking binge. But Brown says he never imagined that he also suffered from a mental illness until he walked into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc.
A day or...
| Apr 10, 2011
| 9:05 PM
After several postponements, George Huguely V, accused of killing his former girlfriend Yeardley Love almost a year ago, is to appear Monday before a Virginia judge for a preliminary hearing at which prosecutors are expected to lay out the case against...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Not all addictions live up to their advance press.
In the past decade, it's become common to casually and humorously describe a favorite activity in the parlance of chemical dependency. People speak of being "addicted" to chocolate or high-fat foods,...