| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:00 AM
A new study has found that acid reflux medicine used to treat asthma in children isn't effective.
Physicians often prescribe the acid reflux drug lansoprazole in addition to standard inhaled steroid drugs to children who have asthma. The number of...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 1:30 PM
The da Vinci robotic technology allows doctors to perform more precise surgeries. The technique also enables patients to recover more quickly with fewer complications in many cases. The technique is used to perform many different types of surgeries. Dr....
| Sep 16, 2012
| 12:35 PM
His mother's death 16 years ago came as a sudden shock to Sean Hull. Even more distressing was the family's discovery that Ida Hull had suffered in silence for years with sarcoidosis, a debilitating, often fatal disease that frequently attacks the lungs....
| Oct 13, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Many patients taken to the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore cling to life, barely able to breathe, much less consent to participate in a medical trial, a reality that makes trauma research extremely difficult.
| Jul 24, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Twenty-nine athletes who have received a donated organ or have donated one will represent Maryland in the 2012 Transplant Games of America, an annual awareness raising event.
The games aim to highlight the importance of organ and tissue donation, while...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 3:05 PM
For years, the wastes from burning coal and producing copper have enjoyed a second life, used in sand-blasting to remove paint, rust and grime from ship's hulls, storage tanks, bridge trusses and other surfaces. Painting contractors, shipyard workers...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Kathy Brown wasn't always much of a chef — but she was an educator.
When Brown, the former head of Grace Christian School, was diagnosed with amyloidosis of the heart in April 2008, she began experimenting with recipes to suit her new low-fat, low-...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 2:56 PM
In 1973, Marian Berman saw a newspaper ad for an art gallery for sale in the Baltimore suburbs. With an asking price that was exactly the amount of money she had recently inherited from her grandfather, the 23-year-old knew she was meant to own it.
| Feb 23, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Nobody can tell Elkridge Elementary School staff that lightning doesn't strike five times in the same place.
During the annual fundraiser last week to honor children at the school with cystic fibrosis, three of whom had coincidentally enrolled as...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:29 PM
For Bill Schmidt Sr., the recipe for life consists of its simple pleasures. They begin with his nine kids, 19 grandchildren, 12 greats.
Then comes his health.
Schmidt, who lived in Laurel for decades and ran a flooring business on Main Street, endured...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:00 AM
At 8 years old, Mason Roberts has struggled his entire life. Mason was born with pneumonia and meningitis.
They were not sure he would live, but he proved them wrong. He has three lung diseases that have caused many problems, including many more trips...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Baltimore's air is healthier to breathe than it used to be, but the region still has some of the nation's worst smog and soot pollution, according to the American Lung Association.
In its annual report on the state of the nation's air, the advocacy group...