The practice of medicine today is hobbled by some of the very technology that is supposed to improve it. The main culprit is the interference of the computer in the patient-physician relationship in the form of Electronic Medical Records.
Three Baltimore County women were honored Thursday at the county's Women of the Year: Deb Moriarty, a Towson University administrator, Francesa Brancati, senior at Dulaney High, volunteer Betty Cain of Riverview.
With the help of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students who have spent years stringing bits of DNA together, scientists have built the world's first synthetic yeast chromosome, an advancement that could help production of drugs, vaccines, biofuels and even beer.
The passage of the Humane Cosmetics Act and the insertion of a similar "last resort" clause into the House and Senate TSCA reform bills could save countless lives — both human and animal. We can do better than rely on animals to predict human results. It's time to let go of the methods of the past and embrace 21st-century science.
Several development issues remain on the Fallston community's radar, including a proposed commercial site at Route 1 and Milton Avenue and apartments slated for the historic Mt. Soma Farm near Route 1 and the Bel Air Bypass.
Three Bel Air-area Girl Scouts not only observed Monday's meeting of the Harford County Board of Education as part of getting a citizenship badge, they became active participants by telling board members about the difficulties they face as students at elementary schools with fourth-tier busing schedules.
Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost structures, patients battling blood cancers and many other serious conditions are forced to pay prohibitively high out-of-pocket costs for their treatment, which causes many patients to go without treatment entirely.
Expect more social disorder if a country that took a century and a quarter to learn to handle its liquor legalizes marijuana. Being stoned is a condition that loosens civic bonds, so tolerating, if not encouraging use, should contribute to, not lessen, what historian Norman H. Clark described as an "attenuated sense of community."
I encourage our lawmakers to remove the barriers that exist in recognizing pharmacists' clinical services so that the citizens of the state of Maryland can have the same access to care that the citizens of California now enjoy. Enacting laws that recognize pharmacists as health care providers will allow us to meet the increasing health care needs of the citizens of our state by practicing at the top of our license in collaboration with our health care partners, ultimately helping to make
Those of us who have been in the brownfields trenches for 15 or more years see the Harbor Point redevelopment as an example of the best brownfields and smart growth practices, developed through the carefully prescribed progression of site assessments, cleanup and redevelopment construction methods that eliminate exposure pathways. The cleanup objective was always to get beyond a fenced off lot, and redevelop the site as a prominent and extraordinary asset to the city and the neighborhood.
In his final State of the County speech, Harford County Executive David Craig reminded residents of his 8 1/2-year legacy of building schools, improving public safety and saving taxpayer dollars by making government leaner.
University research has led to countless innovations that improve our health, protect the environment, strengthen our security and power our economy. Yet, federal support for such research has diminished, likewise diminishing the breakthroughs that research can produce.
Despite how inextricably linked science and technology are to the American standard of living (half of all economic growth in the last 50 years occurred in S&T fields), many elected leaders are dangerously unaware of scientific reality.
Lockheed Martin formally opened a health care center in Baltimore County Wednesday, part of a bid to expand its role in the health care field. The company's health and life sciences division currently occupies six buildings and employs about 500 people in the Baltimore area.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently published a draft proposal that would remedy an injury the Supreme Court dealt to generic-drug consumers two years ago in a case known as Pliva v. Mensing.
As Obama continues his campaign to win over Americans skeptical of the Affordable Care Act, the ranks of critics are growing, swollen by people who are losing their existing health insurance because it does not comply with the law
Dr. John Yacoub, the Towson gynecologist accused of having an affair with a patient and storing photos of his patients' genitals on his phone, has been in the news a lot lately. Add this to Dr. Yacoub's media appearances: Baltimore Magazine's "Top Doctors" issue.