| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:07 PM
I was first diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram, and there were no lump-like symptoms. I was given the surgical-treatment options of having a double mastectomy, plus it was recommended that I take Tamoxifen, a drug used to treat early...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 2:17 PM
That Stephan Schmidheiny has played a huge role in environmental matters around the world over the last 37 years is not up for debate.
What is hotly contested about the Swiss industrialist-turned-philanthropist and author is whether he's rightly...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Dr. Wilmot C. Ball Jr., former head of the division of respiratory diseases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Oct. 12 of complications from dementia at the Edenwald retirement community. He was 85.
The son of a Bell Laboratories electrical engineer and...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:26 PM
There is perhaps no better metaphor for the painful relationship between patients and our for-profit healthcare system than the fact that Anthem Blue Cross thinks you don't need anesthesia for a colonoscopy.
It's not "medically necessary," the insurer...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:40 PM
In the humid foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, deep within a carnivore's bloody lair, an early human ancestor fought a life-or-death struggle, and lost.
He had entered the den on a scavenging mission, possibly with several others. Their plan: Use a...
| Oct 15, 2013
Similar populations living in different regions of the United States get exposed to wildly different amounts of medical care.
If that sounds like an old story, it is. It's now four decades old. But it is an important story to reflect on as we consider...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over a capped toxic site at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the area targeted for an upscale development....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:42 AM
The NFL is all about breast cancer awareness. It’s a parade of pink on the field this month.
But other diseases or ailments, not so much.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was allowed to wear green shoes -- honoring Mental Health...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Barton S. Mitchell, a retired asphalt paving company executive who was active in Maryland Republican politics and enjoyed collecting vintage cars, died Sunday of lung cancer at his Lutherville home. He was 73.
"Bart was just a larger-than-life...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Patrice Chéreau, the accomplished French director who died Monday in Paris at 68 following a battle with lung cancer, was a master of many art forms.
Though he gained a measure of international renown for his movies, including "Queen Margot" and...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Patrice Chereau, the French director of opera, theater and films such as "Queen Margot" and "Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train," died Monday in Paris of lung cancer. He was 68.
A screenwriter and actor as well, Chereau was director of the Theatre...