| Mar 13, 2013
| 1:36 PM
There's no magic bullet that will suddenly solve all the problems in a community like Baltimore's Oliver neighborhood, not even the small army of city officials who descended on the East Baltimore community this week. But the effort is still worth it if...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Doctors and patients alike are often uncomfortable talking about sexual health and sexually transmitted disease. But a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that this squeamishness costs society millions of dollars spent trying to...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Tom Stoner made his fortune owning AM radio stations, where the weekly Top 40 was eagerly anticipated by devoted listeners. Would their favorite artists move up this week? Would that new release make it?
"I remember how easy it was to decide who came...
| 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...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 9:05 AM
On a recent, frigid week of winter, some cold air blew in on possessions we use most.
Early one Monday morning, our security system started beeping. The battery on the sun porch glass breaker was low. It was too cold to go out there, and the glass...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Inside Arnolia United Methodist Church, located at Joppa and Oakleigh roads, is an exact replica of the building complete with the steeple and cross which rises high over the church, dozens of windows, six porches with steps and even the corrals for the...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 3:40 PM
Health care technology company WellDoc Inc. is close to raising $5 million from individual investors that will allow it to expand its mobile applications for disease management.
WellDoc, based in Baltimore, developed a mobile phone-based application that...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 8:30 PM
After moving aggressively in recent years to make a dent in Maryland's stubbornly high infant mortality rate, city and state officials plan to announce Wednesday a significant drop, to the lowest level on record.
Data from the state Department of...
| Jan 22, 2011
| 3:25 PM
Kathleen Harwell can't imagine what life on the streets would be like for a 59-year-old woman with diabetes and high blood pressure, but she's afraid she'll soon find out.
After nearly two years without work and no luck finding a new job, the Laurel...
| Jan 27, 2011
The new year brings a lot of resolutions to exercise. And sometimes the cold weather also means more snow shoveling. All that exertion can be harmful to people with abnormal hearts by leading to sudden cardiac arrest. Dr. Gordon Tomaselli, director of...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 6:38 PM
For a time this year, a psychiatric hospital run by the state of Maryland didn't have enough injectable drugs for schizophrenia patients who refused to take pills.
Doses of the most effective drug to boost blood pressure in patients at risk of dying from...
| Jun 23, 2011
Beginning in 1995, 46-year-old Anita Sills of Laurel developed sleeping problems that worsened to the point that she would wake up in the middle of the night every two or three hours.
"I thought I was having nightmares because my heart would be beating...