| Jul 19, 2012
| 1:24 PM
After a week of cooler temperatures, the hot weather is back in Harford County, prompting medical calls and the opening of cooling centers.
Since Sunday, local emergency services personnel responded to four heat-related illness calls, according to Rick...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 3:39 PM
The case for building a new teaching hospital inPrince George's Countyassociated with the University of Maryland Medical System got a boost from a health study released Wednesday, but the question remains how the county and state would pay for it.
| Aug 26, 2012
You can see why a state might require minors to have a parent's OK before they receive medical care. But Maryland law has made life especially difficult for homeless teenagers who have no adults watching out for them.
It's the sort of problem that drives...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Baltimore's air is healthier to breathe than it used to be, but the region still has some of the nation's worst smog and soot pollution, according to the American Lung Association.
In its annual report on the state of the nation's air, the advocacy group...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 6:48 PM
Before the other boys jumped Tyrone, they asked if he wanted to fight.
That was a mere formality. Fights are a regular occurrence among juveniles being held in Baltimore's adult jail — where the 16-year-old was held for six months on attempted-...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:45 AM
We read with interest the July 24 article by Candus Thomson entitled "$40 million federal grant will help Baltimore replace aging bus yard." Our team has been working with the residents living near the Kirk Avenue bus yard for nearly 10 years. Over 30...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Not so long ago mixing a shopping trip with a visit to the doctor might not have crossed most people's minds.
But the concept has caught on quickly.
Clinics located in drug stores, supermarket and retail stores are attracting a rapidly growing number of...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:18 PM
For the first time in the six years since Victoria Chakwin was diagnosed with a deadly lung disease, the gown she wears won't be hospital issue.
The 18-year-old from Martinsburg, W.Va., will go to her senior prom Saturday night in a red-and-black...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 5:02 PM
A federal appeals court swept aside a key pillar of Maryland's plan to reduce soot and smog on Tuesday when it struck down a federal rule aimed at limiting air pollution crossing from one state to another.
Maryland has moved aggressively to cut emissions...
| Aug 23, 2012
I applaud the Maryland Sierra Club for taking a stand against the C.P. Crane and H.A. Wagner coal-fired power plants. It is high time for Maryland to make the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
Retiring the Crane and Wagner plants is a...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Nearly 10,000 people in West Baltimore are diagnosed each year with new cases of diabetes, hypertension and other treatable, chronic health conditions — enough to fill 24 jumbo jets.
These illnesses will kill many of them and complications will...