| May 17, 2012
| 8:35 AM
The story of a 24-year-old Georgia graduate student fighting a flesh-eating disease has prompted a microbiologist with the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System to speak out about the infection.
Aimee Copeland lost most of her left leg after the...
| May 21, 2012
| 4:50 AM
UPSTATE, S.C. -- The family of Lana Kuykendall -- a mother of three-week-old twins who is battling a rare flesh-eating bacteria -- realizes all too well that she "still has a long road ahead" after seven surgeries.
"We don't know what the next day is...
| May 17, 2012
| 12:23 PM
It's been a tough month for music fans, and the bad news hasn't slowed down.
On Wednesday, we lost the Godfather of Go-Go and D.C. legend Chuck Brown to complications from sepsis. He was 75. Naturally, his loss was felt particularly hard in the Baltimore...
| May 23, 2012
| 5:08 PM
The Rev. John F. Guidera, a Jesuit missionary who lived in India for six decades while retaining close ties with his Maryland benefactors, died of septicemia May 16 in Jamshedpur. He was 86.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Govans, he was a 1943 Loyola...
| Jun 16, 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sharply criticized Advocate Health Care, the state's largest health system, for enrolling emergency room patients in a clinical trial without their permission.
In a warning letter made public this week, the FDA...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 5:54 PM
MISHAWAKA -- When Jackie Nisley had late-night talks with her father 10 years ago about someday walking her down the aisle, it may have seemed more like a distant dream.
Jackie, 16 at the time, was battling cancer and, after a recent staph infection, the...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 5:23 AM
A man sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing a man during a home invasion in 1998 died of blood poisoning and the so-called flesh-eating bacteria, an autopsy has found.
Robert J. Turner, 32, died Friday at the University of Illinois Medical Center...
| Aug 12, 2012
Local hospitals are working hard to be safer places for patients. Representatives of the three major health systems on the Peninsula, independently of each other, describe it as a "culture shift" in progress.
The drivers behind enhanced accountability...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 4:40 PM
No parent would ever intentionally leave a child in a steaming car on a hot summer day. But it happens every year to astounded parents. Dr. Melissa Sparrow, clinical director of pediatric inpatient and emergency services at Greater Baltimore Medical...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 7:24 AM
UTIs, urinary tract infections, are common elderly health concerns. When you are caring for someone who has a UTI or a history of UTIs, you need to be informed.
Learn what UTIs are, learn the signs and symptoms, how to prevent them and when to notify the...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Early detection of cancer saves lives - right?
This widely-held belief drives many to get unnecessary screenings, according to Consumer Reports.
Consumer Reports just-released analysis of the latest research and extensive expert...