| May 16, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Casey Brown's handshake was warm, but shy, as if the 10-year-old Lake Evesham girl was surprised anyone would want to shake her hand.
Anne Mekalian's handshake was more confident, but understandably colder, more of a spongy fist bump with the palm open,...
| May 31, 2012
| 1:25 PM
Some of the world's greatest innovations were conceived in the humblest of places, and that was certainly true of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
When it opened its doors in 1942, in a former used-car dealership in Silver Spring,...
| Aug 30, 2012
A.J. Foyt, Indy car racing's all-time winningest driver (67) and championship record holder (7), is now 77. He's had open heart surgery, and in January went through an illness that nearly killed him. But here he is, alive, opinonated and planning to get...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 7:53 PM
A.J. Foyt, Indy car racing's all-time winningest driver (67) and championship record holder (7), is now 77. He's had open heart surgery, and in January went through an illness that nearly killed him. But here he is, alive, opinionated and planning to...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Days after undergoing gastric bypass surgery, Brenda Maker's diabetes was gone — her body producing enough of the hormone insulin to turn sugar into fuel.
It's a phenomenon seen in recent years by doctors who increasingly are using the operation...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Standing on the Morgan State sideline, running back Travis Davidson couldn't bring himself to watch Sacred Heart's Chris Rogers attempt the game-winning field goal in the third overtime of Saturday's season opener.
"I'm very superstitious," Davidson...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:02 AM
Q: Is it cruel to declaw a cat?
A: Declawing cats has a long and controversial history. In some countries, this procedure has even been outlawed. For years at our practice, declawing was not highly thought of. In fact, it was a cruel and bloody mess...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 1:17 PM
Dr. Gerhard Schmeisser, a retired orthopedic surgeon, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty member and an innovator in artificial-limb technology, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Sept. 23 at Roland Park Place. He was 86 and had lived on...
| May 8, 2012
| 4:58 PM
It's a parent's worst nightmare.
A father from Forest Hill accidentally backed his lawn mower into his five-year-old daughter, severing her feet.
The accident happened at about 6:30 p.m. Monday when many in the neighborhood were out doing evening yard...
| May 9, 2012
| 10:17 AM
I wrote today about a 5-year-old Harford County girl who lost her feet after her father accidently backed into her with a lawn mower.
It is an accident that could have been prevented, but one that is not all that uncommon in the summer months....
| May 12, 2012
| 7:28 AM
BETHESDA — A mother arrives at the Red Cross office at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on a mission for her son, a 23-year-old soldier and double amputee. He needs a back scratcher.
With her bright eyes and wide smile, volunteer Janice...
| Aug 1, 2012
An article in the Aug. 3, 1912, edition of The Argus reported on the pain and suffering endured by a local doctor in his quest to understand the new field of x-rays that eventually led to his undergoing more than 100 operations.
After having lost the...