| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:30 AM
In its short lifetime, the music department at Marriotts Ridge High School has garnered an impressive list of accolades. Now the Madrigals vocal ensemble has additional cause for celebration, for this year, the Washington Chorus has invited the group to...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 6:57 AM
Linda Teixeira, of Laurel, is no stranger to emergency rooms. Her daughter is on dialysis and has other related health issues that require emergency care on a regular basis. What is new for Teixeira is that on this particular evening, she's waiting for...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 3:17 PM
When a jury ordered Johns Hopkins Hospital to pay $55 million to a Baltimore family whose newborn was brain-damaged, the case hinged on what doctors and nurses did in the two hours before birth.
But the jury never heard about the nurse midwife trying...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 3:59 PM
The underlying medical condition that contributed to the death of writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron and is forcing ABC news anchor Robin Roberts to get a bone marrow transplant is a rare and complicated disease that scientists are still trying to figure...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 2:17 PM
LaQuasha Singletary was having a normal pregnancy until the day her blood pressure shot up and her vision blurred.
The Pikesville woman was rushed to Sinai Hospital, where she delivered a 2-pound, 8-ounce baby boy named Caleb Lyles 10 weeks sooner than...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Regarding columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s commentary on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it's worth noting the success of the Healthcare for All law enacted by Mitt Romney when he was governor of...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 11:50 AM
You might not have received your open enrollment package yet, but you probably know what to expect: Higher premiums. More out-of-pocket costs. Enticements to participate in wellness programs.
This may be the last predictable open-enrollment season....
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Baltimore city is looking for someone to develop a mobile app that helps people reduce their risk of heart disease.
The city is one of four chosen by the theU.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesto take part in a contest dubbed The Million...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 10:27 AM
Change has started to materialize in the Prince George's County health care system, and Laurel Regional Hospital, in many ways, is on the front end of it.
A new hospital president and University of Maryland doctors who manage the emergency department...
| May 29, 2012
| 1:34 PM
As temperatures climbed into the 90s around Harford County Memorial Day weekend, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene activated its state heat emergency website http://dhmh.maryland.gov/extremeheat to provide information about preventing...
| Aug 8, 2012
Yawn, dear readers,
Today, Aug. 10 is Lazy Day. Celebrate by lying in a hammock in the cool shade with an iced glass of lemonade and this column, and read on.....yawn.
Ray Astor informed me that August commemorates the 67th anniversary of several...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Men now have a new option to treat erectile dysfunction.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the new drug Stendra to treat the illness that causes problems in the sex lives of 30 million men.
It is the first erectile dysfunction drug in a...