| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Mac McGarry, the avuncular TV quizmaster of “It’s Academic” who spent several decades pitching teenage contestants in Baltimore and Washington fastball trivia questions about topics as diverse as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, Chubby Checker...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Tom Laughlin, who died of complications from pneumonia Dec. 12 in Thousand Oaks at age 82, was one of those only-in-Hollywood stories. After acting in small parts on films and TV shows in the 1950s and 1960s, he turned filmmaker with a series of "Billy...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Curran W. "Cub" Harvey Jr., former president of T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. who later was a partner in New Enterprise Associates, a Baltimore venture capital firm, died Sunday of pneumonia at Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Fla. He was 84.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Shari LePage has accepted that the "mini boxer" she purchased for $1,300 eight years ago from a local puppy store that specializes in teacup and toy puppies now weighs 61 pounds — not the 12 to 15 pounds she was told it would.
The Davie resident...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:17 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Inside the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory, opened Monday by President Jacob Zuma, a small fragment of compacted mud is all that remains of the hut where Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo village in the Eastern Cape 95 years...
| Nov 21, 2013
Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 12:12 AM
South Vietnamese and Cambodian orphans are carried from evacuation plane at Los Angeles International Airport in white cardboard boxes that served as bassinettes for the trip from the Philippines....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Juanita S. Robinson, a retired registered nurse who enjoyed traveling, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 76.
Juanita Saxton was born and raised in Norfolk, Va., where she graduated in 1955 from Booker T....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:04 PM
For the past 10 months, Steven Wayne Pearson survived, his movements limited to squeezing a hand or blinking his eyes while bone-deep bedsores prompted his family to repeatedly move him from nursing home to hospital.
The suffering ended Friday when...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Ashton Springer, who produced plays ranging from "No Place to Be Somebody" to the Tony-nominated "Bubbling Brown Sugar," died of pneumonia Monday in Mamaroneck, N.Y. He was 82.
Springer was one of the first African-Americans to bring plays and musicals...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I continue to read about people who get extremely sick or even die while in the hospital because of sepsis. What causes it? Isn't there a way to prevent it?
ANSWER: Sepsis is a serious, potentially life-threatening complication...