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  • Dr. John B. MacGibbon, treated mariners at port of Baltimore

    Dr. John B. MacGibbon, treated mariners at port of Baltimore
    Dr. John Butler MacGibbon, an internal medicine specialist who treated port of Baltimore mariners, died Dec. 24 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications of a stroke and a fall. He was 90 and lived in Original Northwood. Born in Christchurch,...
  • Richard K.C. Hsieh

    Richard K.C. Hsieh
    Richard K.C. Hsieh, a public health specialist and former National Library of Medicine official who in retirement traced his family tree back to seventh-century China, died of a heart attack Dec. 31 at his Towson home. He was 79. Born in 1932 in...
  • Dr. Michael Victor Edelstein, Sheppard Pratt psychiatrist

    Dr. Michael Victor Edelstein, Sheppard Pratt psychiatrist
    Dr. Michael Victor Edelstein, whose career at Sheppard Pratt Health System spanned nearly 30 years and whose hobbies were auto repair and listening to gospel music, died of a heart attack Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Cockeysville resident was...
  • Ervin M. Milner, founded production house

    Ervin M. Milner, founded production house
    Ervin M. Milner, who founded Milner Productions in the basement of his Northwest Baltimore home and turned it into one of the nation's largest producers of educational audiovisuals for physicians and hospitals, died Aug. 17 of complications from...
  • Arline K. Howdon, Hopkins cytologist

    Arline K. Howdon, Hopkins cytologist
    Arline Kaye Howdon, who was chief cytologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was known nationally and internationally for her work in the field of cytopathology and education, died July 20 of lung cancer at her Harper House condominium in Cross Keys. She...
  • Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

    Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola
    ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000...
  • US troops dispatched to fight Ebola will find an epidemic out of control, UN says

    GENEVA The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the agency now expects tens of thousands of people will be infected with the Ebola virus before the current epidemic is contained, and it called for nations to commit far more resources to combating...
  • FDA approves a new artificial sweetener

    FDA approves a new artificial sweetener
    Say hello to advantame, aspartame's intensely sweet cousin, which got the nod to enter the U.S. food market on Wednesday from the Food and Drug Administration. Advantame -- which does not yet having a catchy marketing name -- is the sixth artificial...
  • LVH's Rosenau heading national physician group

     
    Lehigh Valley Health Network physician Alex Rosenau this weekend assumed the presidency of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He took over the position at the college's annual meeting in Seattle. Rosenau was elected to the board in 2006 and...
  • C. Everett Koop dies at 96; former U.S. surgeon general

    In the mid-1980s, the emerging AIDS epidemic was a high-profile target of vocal conservatives. Politicians and the religious right called for sweeping measures against those diagnosed with AIDS, including quarantine of patients, mandatory screening of...
  • Loyola University Hospital works toward 'Baby Friendly' designation

    Loyola University Hospital works toward 'Baby Friendly' designation
    Telicia Gardner, of Chicago, plans to breast-feed her son, Josiah Neal, until he is a year old — for several reasons. "It's healthier for the baby, cheaper than buying formula and it's helping me lose weight," said Gardner, who delivered on June...
  • ‘Smog catcher’

     
    Health officials demonstrate electrostatic precipitator, or "smog catcher."...