Some women are more comfortable with a female doctor because of the sensitive nature of exams or believe another woman better understands their needs, and female dominated practices are not uncommon in the Baltimore area, by design or happenstance. But hospitals that tailor their staffs by creating all-female practices walk a fine legal line.
Pamela Audrey Hall, a former radio station program director who was active nationally in jazz and contemporary gospel music circles, died of cancer Jan. 21 at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 57 and lived in Ellicott City.
Towson gynecologist Dr. John Yacoub surrendered his medical license Wednesday as he faced charges of improperly distributing prescription drugs, but was not accused of wrongdoing related to images of patients' genitals found on his phone.
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.
Catonsville Children's Theatre founder Nick Gough says he takes a less-scripted, more partnership-type approach with young actors as they have since they started in 2002 so the children take greater ownership in productions, including its upcoming show, "Grease is the Word," on Nov. 9.
A "breakdown" in how Baltimore Police officers handled an alleged pit bull attack in South Baltimore that sent a 7-year-old boy to the hospital last week is now the subject of an internal police review, after animal control was left in the dark about the attack for several days, according to police and city health officials.
A 47-year-old Baltimore man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder in the near drowning of his young son in a bathtub at the family's Mondawmin Avenue home last week, according to Baltimore Police.
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