As a Greater Baltimore Medical Center doctor recovers from injuries suffered after being hit by a car while out for a run, it is a good time to remind all runners about safety precautions they should take.
A webpage updated by the family of Dr. Thomas Houk of Lutherville has detailed the injuries suffered when the doctor was hit by a car on his run to work last week, and reported "excellent progress" as of Tuesday evening.
Dr. Theodore Houk's condition after being struck by a car on North Charles Street on Thursday was upgraded from critical to serious over the weekend, according to a Maryland Shock Trauma Center spokeswoman.
The first Marylander to fatally contract rabies since 1976 developed the virus through an organ transplant that took place more than a year before the victim recently died, Maryland health officials said.
A dozen or more cases of mumps have been reported among Loyola University Maryland students over the past month, prompting officials to warn the campus community to be alert for signs of the rare virus.
HFMD is a common viral illness that often affects infants and children younger than 10 years old. Pediatricians say the illness makes the rounds regularly in summer and fall. But this winter, some pediatricians say they are seeing more cases than usual, as well as evidence of newer strains of the illness that affect adults.
Cullen Little, 12, of Guilford, may be the youngest football commentator on the airwaves today. The Calvert School sixth grader is a football junkie, knows more about the game than many adults, started a Fantasy Football League at 9 years old, and is in five leagues now.
Dr. John M. Dennis, former dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine whose career at the institution spanned nearly half a century, died Thursday from respiratory failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 89.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
As Laura Glaudemans begins another chapter in her fight with metachromatic leukodystrophy, a rare debilitating disease that affects the brain and central nervous system, her parents are using a milestone in her treatment as an opportunity to celebrate the outpouring of goodwill from friends, family, neighbors, and doctors since her diagnosis.
Harry Ratrie Jr., a World War II and Korean War veteran who became a leading businessman in Maryland's highway construction industry, died Dec. 8 of a heart attack at a hospital in Naples, Fla., where he lived. He was 90.
Jarnetta Kroh, a Greater Baltimore Medical Center philanthropist who assisted her husband in his import car servicing business, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder at her home in Laguna Hills, Calif. She was 81 and had lived in the Rockland section of Baltimore County for many years.
The Baltimore County police officer injured when a 16-year-old attempted to flee in a stolen minivan in Towson over the weekend is an 18-year veteran assigned to the Towson Precinct Patrol Division, a department spokeswoman said.
Baltimore County Police say an officer was injured early Saturday morning ¿ and a 16-year-old is being being charged as an adult with attempted murder ¿ following a pursuit in the Towson area involving a stolen minivan.