Doctors at trauma units around the country use different blood mixtures when performing transfusions on patients. For a long time it was unclear if one combination worked better than another because no one had ever studied the issue.
President Obama issued an executive order last month, called "Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria." In essence, it's a broad spectrum plan to keep antibiotics working. There's a lot of good in there, but in one very important way, the new executive order report falls short. It doesn't get tough on factory farms.
Gay rights advocates and the state legislator who introduced legislation this session to ban so-called "gay conversion therapy" in Maryland have withdrawn the bill, saying they will instead pursue regulatory oversight of the controversial practice.
Transgender students at the University of Maryland, College Park seeking to undergo sex change surgery could have the cost covered in their health insurance plan next year, joining a recent wave of colleges and employers nationwide offering the benefit.
Dr. Joseph S. Ardinger, a retired obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered more than 4,000 babies in nearly 50 years of medical practice, died of pneumonia complications Monday at Howard County General Hospital. The Ellicott City resident was 92.
Some things never really do change: The same alleged Lenin quote used to defeat President Truman's attempt to expand medical coverage has risen its head again, most recently by Dr. Ben Carson in slamming Obamacare. Trouble is, some scholars doubt the quote ever passed Lenin's lips.
Dr. Richard J. Bouchard, a retired cardiologist who played an instrumental role in the establishment of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at St. Agnes Hospital, died Saturday from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 84.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
A Sinai Hospital cardiologist is launching a clinical trial of a type of coronary artery disease drug not yet tested in humans, building on a history at the Baltimore hospital of research to develop more effective treatments to prevent blood clotting.
Taking drops of allergens under the tongue can an effective alternative to allergy shots for preventing coughing, wheezing and chest tightness common this time of year among allergy sufferers, according to a Johns Hopkins doctor's review of dozens of published studies.