| Nov 28, 2013
| 5:19 PM
James Douglas Gawel was born in April 2012 weighing just 31/2 pounds. He had sleepy eyes, bulldog cheeks and a rare genetic disorder that meant he might not live beyond his second year. From the start, his parents knew better than most that every moment...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:53 PM
The scars from the transplant surgery mean different things to each of them.
For Karen Forbes, who received a kidney last Wednesday from an anonymous donor, the scar is symbolic of her newfound hope.
"I am able to look forward to the future rather...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:53 PM
OK, FDA guys, when it comes to that 23andMe genetic test I recently took, I just want to make one thing absolutely clear: My wife made me do it!
It’s a story as old as Genesis, really. My little Eve offered me — well, not an apple but a...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:36 PM
I first saw them last week at the beach while I was riding my bike, what appeared to be a father pushing his young son in a wheelchair along the bike path and then over the sand toward the ocean.
The redheaded boy had a big smile, as did his dad. A...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Composer John Tavener, whose works ranged from angry, dissonant cantatas to achingly beautiful choral works sung around the world during holidays, died Tuesday at his home in Child Okeford in southern England, according to his publisher, Chester Music....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
NEW YORK CITY -- It's been called "one health" or comparative medicine, and now "zoobiquity" is the in-vogue term used to describe the intersection where human and animal medicine meet.
Here's an example: Lyme disease affects dogs and people, but...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:09 PM
John Kenneth Tavener, the renowned British composer whose spiritual, religious-inspired music drew a diverse fan base that included the Beatles and Prince Charles, has died at age 69.
Tavener died Tuesday at his home in Dorset, England, said his...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Harford County-based Upper Chesapeake Health System is the subject of a complaint and lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a former employee who claims she was discriminated against because of a disability and...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:05 AM
The American Angus Association reports another solid year for those who raise and benefit from Angus cattle. During the organization's 130-year history, demand for high-quality beef has never been stronger, and genetic selection technology is more...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:17 PM
A Reisterstown woman who at 20 retained the appearance of a toddler as the result of a rare genetic disorder has died.
Brooke Greenberg died Oct. 24, her father, Howard Greenberg, said.
"She was a very special child," he said. "She gave nothing but...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Even healthy children can come down with a case of the flu severe enough to cause death in a matter of days, according to a new report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In fact, children who were in good health...