| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Robert Ballantine Jr., of Woodbine, fell critically ill with pneumonia on the last day of December in 2013. He was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit at Carroll Hospital Center, then transferred to the University of Maryland Medical Center Intensive Care...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:43 AM
When Ben Simpkins was 16, he was involved in an auto accident that turned out to be more of a lucky break than a tragedy.
During an examination that followed, doctors discovered the teenager's kidneys were failing. Without immediate action, Simpkins,...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 2:00 AM
When John Davis' kidney began failing in January, his girlfriend's mother decided to donate one of her kidneys to help save his life. That the two weren't actually a "match" — meaning Davis' body would never accept her kidney — didn't matter....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:44 AM
President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday legislation that would allow HIV-infected people to donate their organs to other HIV-infected people for research aimed at eventually making such transplants routine.
The HIV Organ Policy Equity, or HOPE,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:00 AM
From The Aegis dated Aug. 4, 1988:
After a 26-year-absence, the Harford County Farm Fair returned for three days 25 years ago this week, three years of work all leading up to the weekend.
The new Harford Farm Fair was to feature commercial exhibits,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:54 PM
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler was on to her third set of doctors when she visited the Johns Hopkins Hospital, having been told the fetus she was carrying was developing without kidneys and would be unable to breathe on its own after birth.
| Jul 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A couple of months ago, Vermont passed historic legislation, the Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act, sometimes known as aid-in-dying, or death with dignity. It was the first state in the nation to enact such a law legislatively instead of by...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
• More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and most don't know it.
• Half of Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime.
• Currently, one in eight Marylanders has kidney disease, and...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The state Medicaid program is expanding the types of doctors and other medical providers it will reimburse for providing consultation to patients remotely.
In the past, Medicaid only reimbursed such telemedicine services for mental health consultation....
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:15 PM
How far would you want doctors to go to save your life after a bad accident? It's a tough question many people may not want to think about it, but they should. The state has created the Maryland Order for Life Sustaining Treatment form, which patients...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:15 AM
On July 1, Medicare proposed a dramatic and disappointing reduction in dialysis payment rates that could jeopardize local dialysis care. As a dialysis professional I am responsible for some of the sickest and most vulnerable patients in Maryland, those...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Cameryn Rehbein is the spunky 2-year-old daughter of Maureen and Joey Rehbein, and granddaughter of lifelong Elkridge residents Luanne [Castiglia] and Chris Cisna. This little angel has had a rough start in life, but is nothing short of a miracle baby....