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  • Deadly Texas fertilizer explosion was preventable, authorities say

    The deaths of 15 people, including 12 volunteer firefighters, in an explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant a year ago were preventable, federal investigators said Tuesday. Preliminary findingsĀ from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the chemical...
  • No easy answer to the question of forcible medication

    No easy answer to the question of forcible medication
    Howard Askins grew up in New York, the son of blue-collar transit authority employees who expected him to go far, and he did. His first stop was Brown University, and then he was off to Harvard, where he earned both medical and law degrees before moving...
  • Pet health stats a valuable source of information

    Pet health stats a valuable source of information
    So, what's the state of pet health? Human health trends are monitored by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but there's no comparable agency for pets. With 850 hospitals across America, Banfield the Pet Hospital's database is a gold...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Teen's hair loss likely a result of genetics, but treatment options are available

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 19, has been losing his hair for about a year. He's been using a hair growth foam for about 6 months without much difference. He is healthy otherwise and exercises daily. He's a baseball player and wears a cap often, but this...
  • When it comes to primary care, there's no place like a medical home

    Joe McDonald, 70, of Fairfax, Va., really likes his primary-care doctor. And it's no wonder. The retired finance manager can get same-day appointments at the Fairfax Family Practice, e-mail his physician or drop by the practice's walk-in clinic, even on...
  • Torrez discusses Zion slayings in jailhouse recordings

    Torrez discusses Zion slayings in jailhouse recordings
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Jorge Torrez, who is awaiting sentencing in a sailor’s murder and is charged in the slaying of two Zion girls on Mother’s Day 2005, told a fellow inmate how he stabbed both girls over and over, knifing their throats...
  • Police charge man accused of raping women in N.E. Baltimore

    Police charge man accused of raping women in N.E. Baltimore
    Baltimore police arrested a 45-year-old Baltimore man they suspected in two sexual assaults over a period of 15 months in Northeastern Baltimore. John Thomas Leach, of the 3400 block of Mary Ave. in the Glenham-Belhar neighborhood, was charged with...
  • Feds: Woman posing as physician assistant treated 200 patients

    Feds: Woman posing as physician assistant treated 200 patients
    For 11 days last summer, Shawna Gunter worked as a physician assistant, treating 200 patients at a Centreville doctor's office and prescribing medication. But, authorities said Friday, the 36-year-old had no medical training. Federal prosecutors said she...
  • O.C. measles outbreak spurs officials to call for immunizations

    A measles outbreak in Orange County — by far the largest in the state — has prompted health officials to step up their campaign to have parents immunize their children, an effort that has run up against a "vigorous anti-vaccine movement"...
  • Lige Lightning team to take part in MS Walk Towson

    Tricia Lige remembers the first thought she had in 2005 when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis: "I'm going to end up in a wheelchair for the rest of my life." Now, nine years later, the Knettishall resident will be walking with her entire family...
  • Stocks slump, extending decline from last week

    For investors, a volatile stock market passed a worrisome milestone on Monday. The market logged its longest losing streak in two months, and extended a sell-off that began last week. After biotechnology and internet stocks pulled the market lower...