| May 5, 2014
| 12:34 PM
For 10 years Sandy Thomas had been running a 2-mile circuit most mornings around her North Laurel neighborhood of Hammond Village to stay physically fit, but in 2006 life handed her a detour.
Her husband, Jim, died that year from skin cancer, and the...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:38 PM
The nurses on the 20th floor were the first to see them. "Oh my goodness," declared Colleen Forrester, 29, a nurse dressed in green scrubs, who pointed to the windows. Other nurses came to look and laughed. Were the children strong enough to come see?...
| May 29, 2014
RICHMOND — After eight hours of public testimony at a formal hearing Wednesday, a five-member panel of the Virginia Board of Medicine deliberated for one hour in closed session before issuing its unanimous decision to revoke the license of Dr. Roger...
| Apr 20, 2014
One of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act that President Obama often touts is the limit it places on medical bills: no more than $6,350 annually per insured individual or $12,700 per family. The insurance industry's idea of an "out-of-pocket maximum,...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:19 PM
With open enrollment for Obamacare wrapped up, insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross stayed ahead of the pack in California sign-ups and widened its lead over rival Blue Shield of California.
Anthem signed up 425,058 people through April 15, or 30.5% of...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:48 PM
If a computer salesman told you that you needed an $8,000 systems upgrade, you might walk (or run) out of the store, research everything you could about the necessity of his recommendation, shop around for a better price and then decide whether to make...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Cleveland Clinic
It's hard to fight something you can't easily detect. Pneumonia is treatable, but spotting the infection early is a challenge. The disease has multiple symptoms that can lead people to think their illness...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:49 PM
A Newport Beach-based chain of rehabilitation centers that had been under fire from state regulators for years has agreed to pay a $75,000 settlement and limit its control over residents in its sober-living homes.
Until Tuesday, Morningside Recovery had...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:20 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday questioned the value of taking aspirin to try to ward off a first heart attack or stroke in people who have never had cardiovascular problems.
The FDA's statement follows its decision...
| Apr 25, 2014
Asthma camp for children
The Baltimore Washington Medical Center will sponsor "Camp Airways" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 4-8 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. The camp, for children ages 6 to 12, will...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Nothing could save Albert P. "Skip" Viragh Jr. from pancreatic cancer, but a $65 million gift from his foundation will help other patients suffering from that and other deadly cancers.
The money will be used to help pay for construction of a patient care...