| Jul 24, 2013
| 9:10 AM
You may feel like you're going to die during that hot yoga class, but a new study finds the extreme heat is no more strenuous on the body than taking the class in a room with lower temperatures.
Researchers found no difference in the increase in core...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:37 PM
One in a series of occasional articles.
Hearses enter the six-story building in West Baltimore through garage doors that snap open and shut quickly, to keep business discreet.
Researchers who work across from the $43 million Forensic Medical Center...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Here's another reason the dysfunctional federal budget process is bad for Americans: besides hurting the economy and hitting us in the pocketbook, partisan feuding over budget cuts could undermine our health and even shorten our lives.
| Aug 28, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Howard County boasts a wealth of nonprofits serving a wide array of needs.
Some of the organizations are assisting people in crisis, others are providing specialized services for underserved demographic groups, and many are offering educational...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:15 AM
Back to school can also mean back to germs, breaks, sprains and concussions.
While most of us know kids need a good night's sleep and a good breakfast, just what exactly do experts define as "good"? And what other basics should parents put on their...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Maryland achieved several milestones Tuesday as Gov. Martin O'Malley named the first woman to lead what will be the first female majority on the state's top court.
The appointments, announced Wednesday in Annapolis, mark a shift in a male-dominated...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Sharon Johnson is not a physician or scientific researcher. She has never been trained as a nurse. Her most recent prior occupation was as office manager in a dental practice.
Yet colleagues say she's a bundle of compassion, a quick study and a genius at...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 3:14 PM
Johns Hopkins will use an $8.9 million gift to make intensive care units safer for patients, expanding on the institution's past work to reduce medical mistakes that have long troubled hospitals.
The grant is part of a 10-year, $500 million program ...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:38 PM
The head of the nation's medical research agency and leaders of Johns Hopkins hospital and medical school warned Monday that progress in fighting diseases could be slowed, jobs lost and scientists driven overseas unless across-the-board federal funding...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:15 PM
A 20-year decline in male circumcision has cost the country $2 billion in medical costs that could have been prevented, Johns Hopkins researchers say in a study released Monday.
In what is believed to be the first look at the economic impact of male...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 6:09 PM
Peter Marvit, a 51-year-old scientist who sang with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and sought to widen music education opportunities for city students, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital after he was shot near his Northeast Baltimore home last Monday...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 11:52 AM
Every time a woman is tested for gene mutations linked to significantly higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer, her blood is sent to a lab in Utah.
That's because Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. owns the patents to the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2...