| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:10 AM
At the end of 2012, there were 29,477 people in Maryland diagnosed and living with HIV or AIDS.
Of those, 1,424 -- or just shy of 5 percent -- were between the ages of 13 and 24, according to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Annual spending on healthcare in America totals nearly $9,000 per person, accounting for more than 17% of the U.S. economy. Yet, on some of the most basic medical interventions, we're failing.
Sometimes patients are overtreated, particularly with...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:21 PM
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has detected the first West Nile virus infected mosquito pools in Northbrook this year.
Officials recently announced that two pools inspected by the district's scientists on June 18 tested positive for West...
| Jun 18, 2014
•A Page 1 story and an accompanying graphic Tuesday about drowning included an incorrect statistic. Drowning is the fifth-leading cause of unintentional injury death for all ages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:11 PM
At least six Illinois hospitals are at risk of having their Medicare payments docked this fall, the government's toughest effort yet to crack down on unnecessary infections and other patient injuries, federal records show.
Included on that list is...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Casino company executives and industry experts recently met to discuss issues such as rapid expansion and competition in the regional gaming market at the 18th annual East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City, N.J.
It's unfortunate that a public health...
| Jun 22, 2014
All of the unknowns surrounding e-cigarettes, along with a complete lack of oversight, prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month to propose extending its authority to regulate them along with other tobacco products.
"Currently, it doesn'...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:22 PM
A couple of years ago, some students I know rented a place in Ocean City, Md. for a week of fun in the sun. It was a last-minute decision, and they chose a rental they only saw online. It would have helped to have seen the place in person. It......
| May 30, 2014
| 1:58 PM
The Peninsula Health District is warning residents that in recent weeks there have been several incidents involving contact with wild animals infected with rabies.
"We've had an increase in the number of people who've been interacting directly with...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk received approval last year to start a breast milk bank for babies in its neonatal intensive care unit, NICU. It started taking applications from milk donors in May and it plans to start processing...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Anyone who has lost a loved one has experienced the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
Following my mother's death from one such infection, Clostridium difficile, or C. diff., in April 2010, I went through the...