| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:34 PM
A 20-year-old woman in Taiwan has achieved the dubious distinction of being the first patient known to have been sickened by a strain of bird flu known as H6N1.
The woman, who became ill in May, appears to have made a full recovery, according to a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It may be a simple case of asthma or a serious heart condition. Here's when to report it.
You take a brief walk up some stairs and find yourself straining to catch your breath. Are you developing bronchitis, or an even more serious health problem?...
| Mar 24, 2014
The hospital room was dark and empty when Devon Burkhalter awoke. Memories of doctors yelling slowly crept into her mind.
The past 12 hours had been a whirlwind.
"They kept telling me, 'The babies need to come out now, or they won't make it,'" said...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:02 PM
HOUSTON – Former First Lady Barbara Bush, 88, has been hospitalized for early signs of pneumonia, but she was said to be in "great spirits."
"Former First Lady Barbara Bush was admitted to Methodist Hospital in Houston's Texas Medical Center...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 10:53 AM
After six days of receiving treatment for pneumonia, Barbara Bush — the wife of one president and the mother of another — was released from Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday morning.
"I cannot thank the doctors and nurses at Houston...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 3:11 PM
After a slow start to flu season in Maryland, physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they are starting to see a jump in cases around the state.
Trish M. Perl, a professor of medicine and pathology at Johns Hopkins Medicine,...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:28 PM
I went out early Tuesday to have a look at the "polar vortex," the latest forecasting catch phrase to emanate from the people who bring us the weather.
The first time I heard it was last week, and it reminded me of that "Saturday Night Live" skit in...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Chieh "Jeffrey" Huang, a retired civil engineer who was a founder of the Chinese Language School of Baltimore, died Jan. 21 of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 78.
Mr. Huang was born in Beijing. After the Communists took over...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:43 PM
For decades, relatives of some boys dispatched to the notorious Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys have struggled to find out what became of them after they went missing amid reports of beatings, torture and sexual assaults at the reform school in Marianna,...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:40 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Good news from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: the 8-day-old gorilla that had been struggling with pneumonia is now stable and "showing great improvement," officials said.
"She's developing normally and very rapidly," said Nadine Lamberski,...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Norman J. Roppelt Sr., a champion duckpin bowler and softball player whose mastery of the Baltimore chop earned him membership in the Maryland Oldtimers Fastpitch Softball Association's Hall of Fame, died Jan. 16 of pneumonia at Hilton Head Hospital in...