| Jan 25, 2012
| 6:33 PM
It doesn’t look like much -- Janet Althen places what looks like a small flashlight with an inverted colored bulb on certain points of the body, holding it there for about 30 seconds -- but for Althen’s patients, as well as a growing number of...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 7:13 AM
When she was growing up, Ellen Potter was an avid reader, and nothing thrilled her more than settling down with her well-worn copy of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic 1911 children's novel, "The Secret Garden."
The book's heroine, 10-year-old Mary...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 12:54 PM
Tinkering in his million-dollar greenhouse at the University of Central Florida, microbiologist Henry Daniell is at work on preventing infectious diseases that kill 15 million people worldwide each year.
Inspired by the passion of French physicist...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 12:02 PM
Imogene B. Johnston, long active in Harford County Republican Party politics and a community activist, died Oct. 26 at Senator Bob Hooper Hospice in Forest Hill of complications from a fall.
She was 89.
A daughter of a coal-mine supervisor and a...
| Nov 6, 2011
A patient at Harrisburg Medical Center complained to the state that a bacterial infection spreading through the hospital had already killed one person and that nurses and doctors did not wear protective gowns and gloves.
How did Illinois officials...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Dr. Angela Wakhweya began her medical career in her native Uganda, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, where she saw many patients, friends and even some family members succumb to the deadly disease.
The experience propelled her...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Officials at the University of Maryland Baltimore County have a sent a letter to students and faculty confirming that someone on campus has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
The letter did not say if it was a student or faculty member who was infected...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:50 PM
Ten Years Ago
Fourth-grade students at La Cañada Elementary School completed a section of their social studies unit in December 2002 with a lesson in making tamales. Their instructor was Blair Salisbury of El Cholo Pasadena.
Twenty Years Ago
| Dec 26, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Howard H. Seliger, a retired Johns Hopkins University biology professor who fulfilled a childhood fascination with fireflies by later investigating the science behind their light-making properties, died of coronary artery disease Dec. 20 at his Mount...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 7:47 PM
Treat HIV now, don’t delay: That’s the new advice from the International Antiviral Society-USA, in a shift from earlier recommendations that called for waiting until a patient’s immune system showed serious damage.
Studies show that...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 11:40 AM
"American Horror Story" returns in October with a tweak to the title. It will be called "American Horror Story: Asylum," FX and producer Ryan Murphy announced Wednesday.
That's a fitting title since the series will be set in an insane asylum run by...