The Johns Hopkins University and Gaithersburg drug company MedImmune announced Thursday that they have formed a joint training program that they said would be the first between a major university and a biopharmaceutical company in the United States.
The Worry Quest app is aimed at college students like himself who may be grappling with the stress brought on by classes with heavy workloads, student-loan debt and learning to live in a new environment. While all students feel these stressors, those with anxiety issues may find themselves consumed by the stress so much that it may keep them from going to classes or being able to study.
A West Baltimore teenager died Monday after being shot multiple times on a street corner less than two miles from his old high school, where counselors again prepared to provide grief counseling to students.
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LifeBridge Health officials will unveil a $5 million urgent care center and medical facility Friday that they say are the first of more expansion efforts planned for its Northwest Hospital campus in Randallstown.
Human bones need a steady supply of blood to survive. When something happens to that flow of blood, it can severely weaken and even kill the bone if not treated, said Dr. Robert M. Peroutka, a hip and knee surgeon at MedStar Orthopaedics. But, he explains, there are treatment options to prevent this from happening.
The state will recoup about $45 million from tobacco companies after The Maryland Court of Appeals declined to hear an appeal by the tobacco industry that accused Maryland officials of not aggressively enforcing tobacco laws, Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced Tuesday.
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center plans to embark on a $100 million renovation of its operating rooms – the first major capital project since a scandal involving one of its former doctors plunged the hospital into financial distress.
Baltimore Health Commissioner Leana Wen will join other health directors across the country today in asking the federal government to require a "black box warning" when prescribing opioids with a class of drugs called benzodiazepines.
A federal jury found the owner of an Owings Mills imaging firm guilty Wednesday of defrauding the federal Medicare and Medicaid system of more than $7.5 million and contributing to the deaths of two patients.
A Baltimore-based research consortium is forming a task force of leading scientists from around the world, including renowned AIDS researcher Dr. Robert Gallo, to better understand the Zika virus and quickly develop a vaccine.
A new pilot program at LifeBridge Health, which owns Sinai, Northwest and Carroll hospitals, aims to connect health care with patients' churches and has the potential to vastly change the role churches and other religious institutions play in the health of their members.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are growing tiny replicas of the human brain to help the study of neurological diseases in a trend many hope could lead to better treatments and even cures for some of the most debilitating illnesses.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today signed into law legislation that imposes hefty penalties and gives city officials the right to shut down retailers that sell synthetic drugs – chemically laced substances similar to marijuana and cocaine often sold clandestinely at convenience stores and gas stations.
The number of Americans who celebrated 100 years or more of life increased 43.6 percent from 50,281 in 2000 to 72,197 in 2014, according to new U.S. Census data. Nearly 26,000 Americans age 100 and older died in 2014 - a 40 per cent increase over 15 years ago and another sign people are living longer.
A new survey of 209 youths in Baltimore reveals just how prevalent violence is in their lives. Forty-three percent of the students said they witness physical violence at least once a week, and 39 percent said they know someone who has been killed before they reached their 20th birthday.
As carriers of the Zika virus get closer to Maryland, the state health department said Friday it is keeping in close contact with federal health officials about spread of the disease and will soon begin testing people who have traveled to regions where it is prevalent.
Researchers across the country, including at the University and Maryland, Baltimore County and John Hopkins University, hope to slow the rise of STDs by developing faster tests that allow patients to get results in mere minutes rather than days.
Sixty-nine top cancer centers from around the country have joined forces to urge more widespread use of the vaccine to treat the human papillomavirus, which can lead to deadly cervical, throat and other cancers.
Bladder cancer is one of the more common types of cancer but often gets confused as an easily treatable infection. It is far from easy to treat and, if caught in the most advanced stages, it could even lead to removal of the bladder.
An increasing number of women are undergoing minimum invasive surgery to treat early stages of uterine cancer, but new research by Johns Hopkins Medicine found that there are large racial and economic disparities to who is getting these procedures.
With about two weeks left before the deadline to enroll in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the number of Marylanders who have signed up for private plans is 60 percent higher than last year, state officials said.
Living with mom or dad again — or the in-laws — after years of independence isn't for everyone, but such living arrangements are becoming more common as the U.S. population ages and Americans live longer. There appear to be no studies showing how frequently it occurs, but many retirement communities in Maryland and elsewhere are seeing older children move into the same communities as their parents, sometimes even the same units.
The University of Maryland Medical System and St. Agnes Healthcare announced Wednesday that they have entered into a partnership where they will share doctors and other resources that hospital executives say will enable them to provide better care to patients and better manage costs.
In 2015 it is estimated that about 17,000 people will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer. In men in the U.S., the lifetime risk of esophageal cancer is about 1 in 125 while in women it is about 1 in 435.
In an effort to improve counseling services for substance abuse, the state is considering changing how it pays clinics and health facilities that administer methadone treatment to recovering drug addicts.
The board that oversees Maryland's online health insurance marketplace is considering several ways to improve the accuracy of its doctor directories, but consumers would not see major changes for another two years.
Feeding problems afflict at least 25 percent of kids. The disorders can mean that kids may not get enough nutrients to grow and develop. In the worst cases, kids end up on feeding tubes that deliver nutrients directly to their bodies.
A memorial unveiled Saturday will place the story of the Ukrainian famine on prominent display to the millions of people who walk the streets of Washington, D.C., each year — and organizers, including a Baltimore County man, hope to make sure those who died are not forgotten.
Under an inititiave announced Wednesday by the American Academy of Cancer Research called Project GENIE, the Sidney Kimmel center will contribute any research into a computer database that can be accessed by the other participating institutions.