| Dec 25, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Johns Hopkins intensive care nurse Nelly E. Lopez spends so much of her workday monitoring patient distress alarms that she sometimes hears phantom beeps even when she is no longer on the job.
Hopkins doctors say Lopez's "alarm fatigue" shows what is...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:17 PM
Employees at Wal-Mart stores across the country are pulling a specific powdered baby formula from the shelves following the death of a 10 day old boy from Lebanon. Avery Cornett is the second infant to be treated during the last month at a Missouri...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 6:23 PM
In Maryland, an orthopedic practice agreed to pay $2.5 million to the federal government to settle allegations that it had billed for patients' visits that never took place and had double-charged for X-ray work to get higher reimbursements. In...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 6:10 PM
The death of a 79-year-old woman whose daughter is charged with beating her following a car crash in September was ruled a homicide today.
Thelma Watkins-Cato of the 10500 block of South King Drive was pronounced dead Thursday, according to a spokesman...
| Jan 4, 2012
Sent back to Mexico by the Chicago-area medical center that had treated his crippling injury, the young quadriplegic languished for more than a year in a small-town hospital ill-equipped to handle his needs.
Quelino Ojeda Jimenez, who needed a ventilator...
| Feb 8, 2012
If all goes well for award-winning Plainfield inventor Matt Reavill, his new device will help save lives, decrease health care costs — and employ disabled veterans to boot.
Reavill won a prestigious contest in London late last year called the...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Kenneth Allen Maylath, a veteran Baltimore broadcaster who had been host of "Conference Call" on WFBR-AM and was later news director at WCBM-AM, died Saturday of sepsis at Franklin Square Hospital Center.
The longtime Parkville resident was 75.
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:20 PM
You are in constant pain. The doctor you trust recommends surgery. The procedure is common, and you expect to be out of the hospital in a day, but something goes horribly wrong, and you end up in a coma for 3 weeks.
When you wake up,...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:44 AM
Baltimore area hospitals provide the best patient care in the country, according to a new survey.
Nearly half of the area's hospitals - nine out of 16 - are in the top 5 percent of all of the hospitals in the United States, according to the survey by...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 2:54 PM
A South Side woman with multiple health issues has died after a traffic crash in the Chatham neighborhood last November, authorities said today.
Kim Ware, 41, of the 5700 block of South Indiana Avenue, was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday at the...
| Dec 16, 2007
A neighbor shaved Matsepang Nyoba's head with an antiquated razor. Blood beaded on her scalp. Tears trickled down her cheeks, but not because of the pain. She was in mourning, and this was a ritual.
Two days earlier, her newborn baby girl had died in the...