| Feb 3, 2012
| 6:00 PM
When the Super Bowl ends Sunday, win or lose, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is likely to exchange texts with one man.
When Brady was 12, he met Tom Martinez at a football camp at the College of San Mateo in California and has sought the...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Dialysis is a lifesaving treatment for those with kidney disorders. But during emergencies, particularly bad weather, sometimes patients don't want to go — or can't get to — their usual dialysis center. There are some steps patients can take...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Patrick J. Mongeon, a retired construction superintendent and Vietnam veteran, died Oct. 20 from kidney failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 60.
Mr. Mongeon was born in Baltimore and raised on Marshall Street. After graduating in...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Tom Martinez, longtime personal coach to New England Patriot Quarterback Tom Brady was slated to come to Johns Hopkins Hospital for a life-saving kidney transplant in coming months. But the Associated Press reported today that he died.
The story says...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 11:09 AM
With the extreme heat, and even in less extreme temperatures, those who spend any time outside must stay properly hydrated. Some drinks are better than others, and some people need more fluids than others, says Dr. Marc I. Leavey, an internist at Mercy...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:07 AM
When you grow up taking care of other people, it's understandable that you might put taking care of yourself last on the list.
Until, of course, you absolutely have to put yourself on the list. The kidney transplant list.
A colleague, Carla Hubbard,...
| Feb 9, 2010
Days before the first snowflake fell, the region's home health clinicians pondered not only how they would care for elderly homebound patients during last weekend's historic storm, but if they could reach their doorsteps at all.
They began extensive...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Josephine D. "Josie" Davis, a dialysis patient for 36 years who continued to work for the Social Security Administration during her treatment, died Aug. 19 of kidney disease at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
She was 63 and lived in...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 12:00 PM
The Maryland Transportation Authority got another earful of fervent opposition to its proposed toll increases on the Susquehanna River bridges during a public hearing in Havre de Grace on Monday night.
The turnout was smaller than the pressing crowds...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:31 AM
Power restoration to Baltimore County homes in the wake of Hurricane Irene lagged behind the rest of the state Wednesday, as tens of thousands of residents entered a fourth evening without lights.
Large numbers of Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 6:13 PM
Too much was happening at once.
It seemed that years worth of life-altering news — some good, some tragic — was being compressed into a single, unforgettable day.
Remarkably, the thread that tied the day's events together was football.
| Nov 26, 2011
The most comprehensive study ever on the link between organ donations and cancer is arming physicians with new data that could help make the procedures safer.
Organ transplant patients get new kidneys, livers and lungs that save their lives, but they...