MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center plans to open a high-risk breast cancer clinic by the end of the month, which will immediately assess patients' likelihood of getting the disease and nudge them over time to undergo regular screenings
When the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a statement saying there wasn't enough evidence to determine if the standard pelvic exam was beneficial for women without symptoms and who are not pregnant, it may have felt like welcome advice for women who dread the annual precautionary look
As they gathered for a vigil outside Boyd's home in Middle River on Friday, the people who knew the 21-year-old Baltimore native best chose to remember him walking his son, also named Tawon, along the sidewalk here — instead of the police altercation that put him in the hospital.
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has received a $300 million gift from businessman and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg — to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the institution — to be used to launch an initiative it says will transform the way the country approaches public health issues.
On Friday, Bel Air-based surgeon Dr. Geoff Bloomfield will start his deployment to Afghanistan, the theater where the U.S. military has prosecuted a nearly 15-year war – the longest war in the nation's history – against the Taliban.
James B. "Jimmy" Williams, whose professional baseball career spanned more than four decades and during the 1980s was the Orioles' first and third base and outfield coach, died Monday from pneumonia at Season Hospice at Franklin Square Medical Center. He was 90.
In February, Joi Turner and Natalie Estelle launched Preemie Moms Rock, an organization that provides healthy meals and emotional support to NICU parents. It's one of several local and national programs run by fellow preemie parents and hospitals, targeting moms and dads.
Harford County Emergency Services Director Edward Hopkins told the 38 graduates of the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Program at Joppatowne High School something Thursday that they had not heard before – he thanked them for going to school.
Horse racing is a contact sport steeped in risk: men and women hunched on 1,000-pound animals thundering around tight turns at 50 miles an hour. Falls are inevitable; injuries, a given. But head trauma has long been shrugged off by the industry. Jockeys often ride out concussions rather than forego a paycheck. And track owners have largely ignored the more subtle but sinister injuries in a community they consider a transient hodgepodge of independent contractors.
Constantinos S. "Deno" Yenias, a civil engineer who was a construction manager for the Maryland Transit Administration and a major force in the city's Greek community, died Thursday of cancer at Franklin Square Medical Center. The Perry Hall resident 67.
Omega-3 fatty acids found naturally in fish have been shown to improve cardiovascular health and are possibly staving off other maladies such as cancer, but levels of the fats are likely altered by a shift at the farms to plant-based feed from fish meal and oil
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.
Glenn L. Wittstadt Jr., a pianist and organist who taught and performed throughout the Baltimore region, died from complications of heart disease on Dec. 5 at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He was 80.
The U.S Department of Justice said Friday that it has reached a $250 million settlement with 457 hospitals – including 10 in Maryland – related to cardiac devices that were implanted in violation of Medicare rules.
Joseph Soukup, a retired Baltimore County teacher who was a decorated World War II veteran and prisoner of war, died of a heart attack Sept. 27 at Seasons Hospice at Franklin Square Medical Center. The former Carney resident was 95.
Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed two business executives as the newest members of the Maryland Port Commission, which is charged with keeping Baltimore's port competitive within the international maritime industry, officials said Wednesday.
The Baltimore County Council voted Monday to allow a proposed 200-home waterfront development in Essex to go through an alternative review process. The council also approved a land deal that will allow for a new homeless shelter to be built at Franklin Square Medical Center.
No hospital in Maryland earned a top score under a new, simplified ranking system from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that adds to the collection of sometimes conflicting assessments of the nation's health care facilities.