The sexually transmitted disease syphilis can be cured with a shot of penicillin if it's found early, but a national shortage is threatening to put this simple treatment out of reach in places like Baltimore where the infection rate far exceeds that of the nation.
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.
More than 1,000 bicyclists are expected to take to the streets in Baltimore and other areas around the state Friday for the 19th annual Bike to Work Day, which encourages bicycling as a commuting alternative to driving.
Karen J. Johns, a South Baltimore activist who successfully argued that a Fort Avenue span needed replacement and earned the title "the Bridge Lady," died of heart disease Saturday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 75.
Family and friends of Susannah Badders, Ray Badders, and Jason Simpkins stood outside of the Takoma Park Police Department with signs demanding answers about a car crash last year that claimed those three lives.
Laurie D. Dixon, who taught science in are Christian schools for more than three decades, died April 5 at the University of Maryland Medical Center of complications after a double-lung transplant. The Ellicott City resident was 63.
The Ronald McDonald House charity, which houses families while their children are being treated at the city's world-renowned hospitals, held its fifth Red Shoe Shuffle 5k Run and Walk on Sunday, both a fundraiser and a homecoming for families who have stayed at the facility.
Mid-Atlantic Health Care plans to convert a largely vacant building in downtown Baltimore into a $20 million skilled nursing facility with 80 beds where frail, elderly residents could go for rehabilitation after a hospital stay.
About 60 percent of all cancer patients have radiation, and though dozens of studies are still in the works to understand who may benefit most from protons, the promise of the more precise technology has lead to a boom in construction of the costly facilities and interest from patients who hope to for better outcomes and fewer side effects
Baltimore, Md. - March 25, 2015 - University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) President and CEO Robert Chrencik, MBA, CPA, has appointed David A. Zimrin, MD, as the System Chief of Cardiology. Zimrin, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM), was recently named the Division Head of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). "Dr. Zimrin's appointment supports our UMMS strategy to deliver high quality, market-leading programs providing coordinated cardiac care within and among each of our System hospitals and our affiliated cardiology specialists," says Chrencik. ...
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A text message changed the life of Maryland resident Liz Marks when she was 17. A resident of St. Michael's at the time, she glanced down to read a text from her mom when she crashed into the flatbed of a truck, sending her via helicopter to Shock Trauma at University of Maryland Medical Center.
Edward O. Clarke, Jr., an attorney for Piper and Marbury who helped craft the legal documents for bonds that financed numerous infrastructure and building projects around Maryland, died February 27 in Winchester, Va. of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 86.
The University of Maryland Medical System shared preliminary designs with the city Thursday for a new $50 million-plus outpatient center in midtown Baltimore, as it grows on the campus of the former community hospital.
A new rating from Consumer Reports has found many large teaching hospitals around the country still appear to be doing a poor job controlling spread of a dangerous kind of bacterial infection called Clostridium difficile, or C.diff., even as they make improvements in other hospital-acquired infections such as bloodstream and urinary tract infections introduced through catheters.
Shaquil Hinton, 21, had been shot several times the night before he died in the early morning of May 25, becoming one of Baltimore's 344 homicides in 2015.Hinton, who led a troubled life, left behind a 2-year-old son. Shauntaze Drake, now a senior at Lake Clifton and captain of the boys basketball team, loved and respected his half brother, but chooses not to follow in his path.Instead, he learns from Hinton's mistakes.
The scent of fresh cedar and mahogany fills a new shop in Lauraville, Four Hour Day. So does the spirit of enthusiasm of its owner, Gabe Sinclair, who bends the wood to make guitars, mandolins, ukuleles and banjos.
From hospitals and stores to delivery services and specialty boutiques, institutions that serve the public planned ahead, with mixed success, to keep logistics running smoothly and supply chains intact during the storm and after.
An increasing number of women are undergoing minimum invasive surgery to treat early stages of uterine cancer, but new research by Johns Hopkins Medicine found that there are large racial and economic disparities to who is getting these procedures.
Patricia E. Jeffers, a former purchasing agent who founded Creative Touches, a company that made custom-made window treatments, died Jan. 13 of heart failure at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 63.
Dr. Arthur L. Haskins, a retired Baltimore obstetrician-gynecologist who worked to end segregation at what is now the University of Maryland Medical Center and delivered in the early 1970s what was believed to be the first set of quintuplets there, died Thursday of complications from dementia at his Mercy Ridge retirement home. He was 98.