| Nov 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Why do some people get sicker and die sooner than others? The answer involves more than our genes, behaviors and medical care, according to a new study by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the advocacy group Equity Inc. It turns...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Anthony Clark hadn't even gotten a plate of food and already he was overcome with emotion, just seeing friends, having a medical student check his blood pressure and knowing hundreds of people had given their time to make sure those needier had a taste of...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 12:33 PM
It was 1985, and Gordon Tomaselli had graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of California at San Francisco. He was at a Boston hospital, interviewing for a possible fellowship, when he got the...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 6:33 PM
Deep furrows of concentration crease Dan Cenidoza's forehead.
The Perry Hall native assumes his stance. His left leg forward, he braces an inch-and-a-half-thick White Pages against his muscular thigh. Staring intently at the book, he forcefully grips and...
| Oct 19, 2011
On a quiet Friday morning in a West Baltimore gym above the Cash USA pawnshop, Franchon Crews unleashes a powerful flurry outside the ring.
"It's been a long, a long time coming," she roars. "But I know change gonna come, oh yes it did."
| Jul 11, 2011
| 7:20 AM
Salt is good? Or at least it's not bad. That's what a new meta-analysis in the American Journal of Hypertension finds. Also, a Christian Science perspective on "Millenial foodies" and a recipe for Old Bay fried green tomatoes.
| Oct 26, 2011
| 5:08 PM
When a load of bagged salad arrived at the Fishes & Loaves food pantry in West Baltimore recently, people scooped it up quickly.
Salad is a treat for the more than 100 people who come to the pantry each month but usually face a limited choice of high-...