| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:29 PM
As President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans profess to search for common ground, both sides are preparing to lob grenades: the president with an executive action on immigration, the new Congress by making the repeal of Obamacare one of its...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Even though Ezekiel Emanuel has come under fire from the American Medical Association for his brazen views, he raises an interesting point: When we should ask ourselves whether our consumption is worth our contribution?
When Emanuel referred to a...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:29 AM
On Oct. 1, Connecticut joined 27 other states in banning e-cigarette sales to minors. That common-sense approach was supported by tobacco industry representatives as well as public health officials. The law lays out fines and timelines for anyone selling,...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore's City Council took a significant step in the right direction for public health when it voted to ban the use of e-cigarettes in most public places. Unfortunately, the final legislation, which Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake signed last week,...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Do you think you would be better at your job if you weren’t allowed to work for more than 80 hours per week? What if you were forced to clock out after working for 28 hours in a row?
If you’re a new doctor in your first years of training...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Judy Baar Topinka had already developed her “no B.S. approach” to politics as class president of her high school in Lake Forest.
After a 30-year career in elective office — including 12 years as state treasurer — Topinka passed...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Dr. Leon E. Kassel, a retired internal medicine physician who set up and ran the outpatient program at Sinai Hospital, died Dec. 2 of congestive heart failure. He was 92.
Known for his diligent care for his patients, Dr. Kassel was a resident of the...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As the major source of omega-3 fats in our diet, fish is a healthy protein source that people should include more often. Many health organizations, including the American Heart Association (AHA) and Alzheimer's Association,...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:55 AM
When to Have a Frank Conversation About End-of-Life Care Decisions
Having a conversation about end-of-life care decisions is one lifetime conversation some adult children may be dreading to have with older parents. In fact, they are not the only ones....
| Sep 20, 2014
| 1:30 PM
George led flock through tough times
The appointment of Cardinal Francis George's successor Saturday represents the start of an unprecedented transition in the city's Roman Catholic Church, where no other leader has lived long enough to meet the man...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:30 PM
President Barack Obama appointed an "Ebola czar" Friday to lead the nation's response to the deadly virus, as Gov. Martin O'Malley sought to allay the public's fears after an infected Texas nurse was brought to Bethesda for treatment.