| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has named her choice to become the new Cook County medical examiner.
In an item just added to the Cook County Board's agenda for today's meeting, Preckwinkle proposes that Dr. Stephen J. Cina replace Dr. Nancy...
| Sep 23, 2012
"A poet," Louis Simpson once wrote, "should wish for enough unhappiness to keep him writing."
Simpson may not have wished for trouble, but he kept writing for 60 years — spare, powerful poems about war, infidelity, suburban alienation and other...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 7:19 PM
Scientists are trying to unravel a medical mystery involving a new type of coronavirus, which come from that same large family of viruses that bring us the common cold but also brought us Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - better known as SARS - back...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 9:53 AM
The UC Irvine School of Law faculty has been ranked in the top 10 with the highest scholarly impact in the nation, according to a recent study.
The law school, now in its third year, was ranked No. 7 nationally, moving Irvine up two spots from a...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 3:50 PM
Maryland, which has been quietly seething over its strongly held belief that Vanderbilt improperly made contact with quarterback Danny O’Brien, has filed a complaint against the Commodores football program.
At the same time, Maryland told O'Brien,...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 1:25 PM
Dr. Carlton Lasley Sexton, a retired Baltimore internist who was also a member of the clinical faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, died July 20 of pneumonia at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson.
The former longtime Stevenson...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Thomson Reuters has released its top 100 U.S. hospitals based on overall performance.
The hospitals were ranked on 10 key areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average patient stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction,...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Dr. Ronald L. Gutberlet, a retired pediatrician who was a specialist in the care of premature infants, died of metastatic bladder cancer Wednesday at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The Cockeysville resident was 78.
Born in Baltimore, he attended...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Assessment tests, college-entrance exams, advanced placement tests, graduation rates, dropout rates ...
Every year, a pile of reports and statistics is produced to show how students and public school systems are faring.
But which ones really matter when...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:19 PM
Dr. Richard Conklin, a longtime cancer specialist in Aberdeen, has joined Avera Medical Group Oncology and Hematology Aberdeen.
The partnership will involve major growth over the next few years that will help improve treatment for patients with cancer,...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 12:01 PM
A consortium of U.S. universities — including Northwestern University and the University of Notre Dame — is launching a new online course program next fall in which undergraduate students can tap into live classes from participating schools...