| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Winning a $1.6 million federal grant to buy a robotic system to store 1 million blood, urine and tissue samples was easy compared to finding space for it at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
The "monster" machine, to be known as the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:47 PM
To us, biomedical research is not an abstract idea funded by wasteful government spending. It is work done by driven and passionate young people like ourselves who want to save lives -- but that work requires money, resources, and time.
We are a...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
October, with its ubiquitous pink ribbons, has come to symbolize breast cancer awareness. I'm guessing you didn't know that September has a ribbon too — a little-seen light blue ribbon that is the sign of Prostate Cancer Awareness month. I didn't...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Dr. Alan Ross, a longtime faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University whose love of numbers fed his career and also an enjoyment of baseball, died Sept. 7 at Roland Park Place. He was 87.
He was born in Oxford, Ohio, to E.C and Madeliene Ross, and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Harford County residents can get on the path to healthy living Saturday while participating in Zumba classes, cooking demonstrations and health screenings during the second annual Healthy Harford Day at the Bel Air Farmers Market.
The free event, hosted...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:23 PM
An advisory panel recommended Friday that the state Health Department revise language on its parental consent form for indoor tanning to specify that the practice can cause skin cancer.
The recommendation by the Maryland State Council on Cancer...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Dr. Howard F. Raskin, former chief of the gastroenterology department at Maryland General Hospital, died Sept. 17 at Duke University Hospital during surgery to replace a heart valve.
The longtime Owings Mills resident was 87.
"Howard was one of the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:28 AM
A possible government shutdown starting Tuesday would cause federal agencies in Maryland to close or seriously cut back operations, resulting in significant hardship for federal workers, as well as declining economic output and lower tax revenue for the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:45 AM
Summer is officially over. Thoughts of summers past came to the forefront while on vacation in Ocean City, during the changeover from summer to fall. While sitting with my husband on the boardwalk one evening, watching all the people go by, I wondered...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. The latest post is from Shanti Lewis, a...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Towson gynecologist Dr. John Yacoub surrendered his medical license to state regulators Wednesday as he faced allegations of improperly distributing prescription drugs.
He was not accused of wrongdoing related to images of patients' genitals found on his...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:50 AM
The Frederick County sheriff's office identified three family members who were shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide Wednesday night in New Market but said they would wait until speaking with relatives before releasing more information.