| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Johns Hopkins Medicine announced Friday that it is temporarily halting its practice of giving second opinions in possible "black lung" cases, after ABC News reported that Hopkins doctors usually side with the coal mining companies paying for the service....
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:51 AM
It is a recommendation that is certain to cause huge family fights, followed by door-slamming, tears and covert attempts to subvert it.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that parents limit their children's access to cell phones, the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:25 AM
Scouting for Food in Howard County partnered with Dr. Jeff Muneses, of Ellicott City's Muneses Chiropractic Center, to help with the center's 20th annual food drive benefiting the Fish food pantry.
Under the direction of long time Fish volunteers Frank...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Deborah Adler, mother of two teenagers, daughter of a highly successful businessman, with a successful career of her own in geriatrics, never expected to be caring for her ailing, 80-year-old father.
But when her mother died and her father was diagnosed...
| Nov 20, 2013
National Chemistry Week did not slip by unnoticed at Halstead Academy and Pleasant Plains Elementary School. Thanks to the Department of Defense STEM Initiative and American Chemical Society, with the help of Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame and UMBC, students...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Mercy Medical Center is parting ways with a midwife group that has worked out of the hospital for years because of rising malpractice insurance costs.
The decision to close Kathleen Slone CNM & Associates, which plans to stop delivering babies in...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 11:00 AM
The House has proposed funding some individual government agencies and programs as a stopgap measure. The American Academy of Pediatrics is asking Congress to reopen the full government.
As a pediatrician, if I see a kid coming in with a sore throat and...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:59 PM
In the 90 days since Tyrone West died during an altercation with police in Northeast Baltimore, his relatives have flooded radio talk-show lines, protested outside City Hall and the state's attorney's office, and crowded community forums to confront...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:46 PM
An influential U.S. health care panel's recommendation for lung cancer screening of high-risk patients could fortify Baltimore-area hospitals' efforts to prevent deaths from the disease, which kills more each year than the next four deadliest cancers...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Among the 57 students at Mount St. Joseph High School who earned awards for their achievements on the College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP) exams, one student stood out.
Catonsville resident Joseph Szczybor scored a 5, the highest possible...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Wearing cosmetic contact lenses might seem like a nice way to finish off a good Halloween costume, but they can cause serious eye injury, according to an association of ophthalmologists.
Non-prescription contacts have been illegal since 2005 because...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Josephine Grant never knows what she'll find at her doorstep when she comes home. The biggest surprise came when she returned from school one day last spring to a stack of 10 enormous cardboard boxes, each containing dozens of baby bottles.
No one in...