| Jun 22, 2011
| 3:20 PM
The Towson cardiologist accused of placing cardiac stents into patients who didn't need them had a chance to defend himself Wednesday before the Maryland Board of Physicians, which is deciding whether the doctor should retain his license.
| Oct 5, 2010
| 11:37 AM
An attorney says negotiations with St. Joseph Medical Center over patients who received cardiac stents they might not have needed have collapsed and that he plans to file malpractice claims on behalf of 104 clients.
The lawyer, Jay D. Miller, has...
| May 4, 2011
| 8:51 PM
A doctor nationally known for treating autism with a drug sometimes used to chemically castrate sex offenders has been suspended from practicing medicine in his home state of Maryland after state officials determined that he is putting children at risk....
| May 8, 2011
| 6:24 AM
Dawn Cofiell was adamantly opposed to delivering her son Donovan by cesarean section three years ago, but a complication made it unavoidable.
The experience was so smooth, pain-free and convenient that she surprised her doctor with requests to plan the...
| Nov 6, 2010
| 10:46 PM
Kevin Brown knew he was hooked on crack cocaine. That was obvious each time he set off on another smoking binge. But Brown says he never imagined that he also suffered from a mental illness until he walked into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc.
A day or...
| May 6, 2011
| 8:42 AM
A day after Dr. Mark Geier's medical license was suspended in Maryland over allegations of putting children with autism at risk, state officials were seeking to remove his son from a state commission that advises the governor on the disorder.
| Jan 20, 2011
| 5:07 PM
The state's top health official laid out new oversight measures Thursday aimed at better policing taxpayer-funded drug treatment and mental health providers.
Among the steps Health Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein presented to lawmakers: monitoring the...
| May 11, 2011
| 5:49 PM
After her daughter Jodie was diagnosed with autism, Alison Singer went online, searching desperately for anything that looked like it might help her little girl.
She tried gluten-free and casein-free diets and supplements. She sprinkled something...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 9:39 PM
The U.S. Department of Labor has opened an inquiry into the employee retirement plan of a taxpayer-funded mental health clinic in Baltimore after former workers said money deducted from their paychecks as far back as 2009 never reached their retirement...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 12:30 PM
Your article about the Physician's Board revoking Dr. Mark Midei's license to practice neglected to mention the question of whether he obtained his patients' informed consent ("Cardiologist's license revoked for unnecessary stent operations," July 14)....
| Jun 15, 2011
| 1:29 PM
When Lynn Patterson resolved to lose weight early this year, she took a hormone normally associated with pregnancy, not dieting.
The 53-year-old Catonsville nurse went on the hCG diet, named for human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone that is produced...
| Dec 17, 2010
| 5:48 PM
Enrique Villa can walk from his condominium on Water Street to his job at St. Paul and Baltimore streets in about five minutes. In Maryland, that's rare.
Villa and his wife, Kathryn, a physician whose commute by subway to Johns Hopkins Hospital is nearly...