| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is among a group of leading scientists that has joined an initiative to eradicate polio.
Dr. Michael J. Klag signed a declaration last week endorsing a Polio Eradication Endgame Strategic...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 12:00 PM
As op-ed commentator Richard E. Chaisson wrote recently, "despite the devastation that TB wreaks, it still is not a global health priority" ("Tuberculosis, the forgotten killer," March 24).
Just as it was necessary to eradicate smallpox and combat polio...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The Rev. Ed Poling had his concerns when he arrived at Hagerstown’s City Park on Friday afternoon and saw fire engines parked near the lake, threatening to interfere with his plans.
But by the time the annual Good Friday Walk began, the trucks had...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:05 AM
100 Years Ago
An ad in the Times: "Gayety Theatre — A Big Event in Local Theatricals — An announcement will soon be made of the coming to Baltimore of one stellar aggregation of stars, that will surprise even the...
| Mar 20, 2013
CALEXICO — One of my favorite moments on our beautiful little campus here came in the tiny bookstore at the end of the past school year.
There were four students in the store, three of whom I’d had in classes and knew well. Coincidentally,...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 5:56 AM
The following commentary was written by Terry Newton, president of Rotary Club of Petoskey.
Recently we have seen a new TV ad asking the question where you will be when you see the news that cancer has been cured. This...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration withdrew its opposition to legislation allowing doctors and nurses to dispense medical marijuana to patients through academic medical centers, raising prospects for passage this year.
Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, the...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 4:52 PM
A photograph, Marisa Silver writes at the end of her new novel, "Mary Coin," is "an alchemy of fact and invention that produces something recognizable as the truth. But it is not the truth." It is as if Silver is writing about her own new novel here...
| Mar 12, 2013
It was a story Dorothy Atwood DeBolt enjoyed telling, one that any harried parent of young children might find somewhat familiar.
The phone rang one day as the busy mother raced around her home, getting ready for an out-of-town trip and wrapping up...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:12 PM
The country was in the grip of a polio epidemic in the 1950s when orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jacquelin Perry began performing spinal surgeries in Downey that helped paralyzed survivors of the disease regain mobility.
When some of the same patients...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Dorothy I. Levin, a longtime Columbia resident who was known for her colorful personality and lively parties for members of the burgeoning dinner theater scene in Maryland, died Monday in her home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was...