| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Peter Angelos, the personal injury lawyer who owns the Baltimore Orioles, donated $2.5 million to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center to establish a lung disease treatment center in his name, he and hospital officials announced Wednesday.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Climate change is a looming problem that will affect developed and developing countries. Developed nations have historically — and primarily — contributed to this problem, despite the fact that developing nations will be disproportionately...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:51 AM
The beginning of the school year is a time when allergy symptoms in children may flare up. Dr. Manav Singla, a specialist at the Asthma Allergy & Sinus Center in Baltimore, said the change in fall temperature, allergens and environment during this time...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Tomorrow's planned release of the Healthy Baltimore 2015 Interim Status Report says a lot about the health of our city.
The banner headline is that the health status of Baltimore City residents looks brighter than it did just a few years ago. The follow...
| Oct 20, 2013
A study by the Southern Education Foundation reported an astonishing statistic last week: Nearly half — 48 percent — of the 50 million public school students in the U.S. now live in poverty. Moreover, since 2000, poor children have become...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:51 PM
In the past two years, fewer Baltimoreans have been hospitalized for diabetes, hypertension, asthma and drugs.
More city residents have health insurance, more are exercising and fewer are dying prematurely from heart disease. Fewer teens are having...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Young people often criticized as whiny, entitled and irresponsible, may now have the most clout in one of the biggest overhauls of the country's health system ever.
Enrollment in President Barack Obama's landmark health reform plan began this week and...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Dozens of Morrell Park residents denounced plans to build a cargo transfer terminal in the neighborhood at a rowdy community meeting Wednesday night.
The $90 million facility, where CSX Transportation wants to stack cargo containers on trains, is...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Dr. Adam Kushner agreed to go to Syria last month to help in any way he was needed. And when the Baltimore surgeon got there, the work was waiting for him.
In the hours before he arrived at a small hospital in the northern province of Aleppo, a nearby...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:47 PM
J.T. Barker sometimes lives in the woods near Veterans Park in Dundalk and at other times sleeps in the shadows of an industrial park.
On a recent hot and muggy day, the 43-year-old homeless man found a little relief in the air conditioning at the Health...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:26 AM
For the past 21 years, the first week in August has been known as World Breastfeeding Week. Maryland, recognizing the importance of breast-feeding for both personal and public health, has annually expanded this to declare August Maryland Breastfeeding...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Despite the industrial train tracks about 100 feet beyond her back fence, Laurie Weishorn's neat, tree-lined backyard in Southwest Baltimore can seem like an oasis of suburban quiet on a low-humidity summer afternoon.
After 22 years in Morrell Park,...