Dr. Levi Watkins, the first black chief resident of cardiac surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was known as much for fighting the injustice faced by African Americans as his groundbreaking medical work.
One year ago, Essien Ture was a talented if unspectacular basketball player at Columbia's Hammond High School, hoping to make the varsity squad in the fall. Today, after enduring agonizing foot pain, a grueling series of tests and surgeries that culminated with his right leg being amputated below the knee and a remarkable return to Hammond's basketball team, the 16-year-old has become an inspiration. The 16-year-old's quiet grit and determination have wowed his family, his friends and coaches
Researchers at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital's Curtis National Hand Center want to show that indocyanine green laser angiography can replace less sensitive, or more expensive and potentially harmful, diagnostic tools before and after hand surgeries and even in assessing cold weather scourges such as Raynaud's phenomenon and frostbite.
Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will undergo surgery on the acromioclavicular joint in his right shoulder on Friday and will require two to three months of rehabilitation, which could put the veteran's availability for Opening Day in jeopardy.
Howard County General Hospital has received a $5 million donation from a husband-and-wife duo of doctors, the largest private donation in the history of the hospital, the hospital foundation announced Thursday.
State health officials are monitoring about 100 people who have traveled from Ebola-stricken countries but won't disclose any more information about their condition unless someone tests positive for the deadly virus under a new policy.