| Sep 26, 2012
| 7:46 PM
At Fort Meade, where the suicide rate among service members is six times higher than that of the entire state, a crowd of 75 soldiers offered mostly silence when Mark Fisher asked them to list potential warning signs that a colleague is about to take...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 11:33 AM
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,...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 1:14 PM
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...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 1:40 PM
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.
| May 21, 2014
| 3:04 PM
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...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:23 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2013
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...
| Sep 26, 2012
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...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 12:24 AM
Health officials demonstrate electrostatic precipitator, or "smog catcher."...
| Jun 6, 2013
At the peak of the outdoor season, confirmed cases of rabies in Virginia are tracking last year's numbers. The Department of Health has recorded 184 cases for 2013, just three shy of the 187 at the same time in 2012 that included five bats, a bear and a...
| Feb 17, 2013
They trip over the ends of each other's sentences as they vie to tout their individual projects and recognize each other's work. They can barely wait to add an encomium or anecdote about their shared passions for health and education.