| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Donald Cormack hasn't driven a car since his stroke last spring. He walks with a crutch. Most frustrating, he can hardly speak, because the words seem stuck in his head and it takes all of his energy to get them out.
"I talk so much, I have a headache,"...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 2:15 PM
A new study provides the best evidence to date that a Mediterranean diet high in olive oil, fish, vegetables and nuts can reduce heart disease.
The research, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine online edition, found that the diet can...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Joyce V. Richardson, a Baltimore County riding instructor who taught hundreds how to ride during her nearly six-decade career, died Nov. 30 of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 77.
"She rode the day of her stroke,...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, but many don't recognize the warning signs. They may ignore the symptoms or mistake them for more benign ailments. Dr. Shannon J. Winakur, medical director of the Women's Heart Center at Saint Agnes Hospital,...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Nonprofit organizations abound in Howard County, and Howard Magazine highlights who they are, what they do and how you can help.
Name: American Heart Association
Who: Annette Fisher, senior director, marketing and communications, Mid-Atlantic region...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 6:34 AM
As part of its continuing efforts to upgrade services, Laurel Regional Hospital has added Dr. Trudy Hall to its senior leadership team as the hospital's vice president of medical affairs. Among other duties, Hall will focus on aligning services and...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Among the 60 calls the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received for medical and fire-rescue service during the period Jan. 20-27 were the following:
Poplar Avenue, 1300 block, 1:19 a.m. Jan. 26. Crews responded to the report of a person having a...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:05 PM
— Pikesville resident Gerald Cohen was an active 71-year-old retiree, filling his free time with gardening, volunteering and enjoying the company of his grandchildren despite persistent back pain — until he sought relief for it.
| Apr 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama wants to invest an initial $110 billion in a study of the human brain that could have benefits as great as those achieved by the Human Genome Project. Maybe the first study should be done on the one-track minds of tea party...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently received a gag gift of protective headgear after she suffered a concussion and blood clot near her brain after a fall. While Clinton can now make light of the injuries, a blood clot can be a serious...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 1:05 PM
In his mind, Scott Spinelli can see himself calling the play. It's like a dream unfolding in slow-motion.
The Maryland men's basketball assistant coach closes his eyes and visualizes Terps guard Terrell Stoglin with the ball in the final seconds of...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 1:40 PM
A national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to a tainted steroid killed two Marylanders. Nearly two dozen people living with the disease and hundreds of others who may have been exposed fear they may be next.
Sheila Smelkinson began suffering in...