| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:48 AM
October is a great month for outdoor sports in Maryland, a time when the crisp air and fall foliage make running or cycling especially enjoyable. Nonprofits have recognized the appeal of this season and created many events that give athletes a chance to...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Brittany Lang won the Class 2A state title in cross country last year as a freshman. Her sophomore season has been much more frustrating.
Limited by a troublesome hip/leg injury, she had tried to run in two races but wasn't 100 percent. The Oakland...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Jeremy Wells would not be competing in the Baltimore Marathon Saturday had he not broken his back in a motorcyle accident last November.
Now paralyzed below the waist, Wells, of Abingdon, will race in the handcycle event, perched in a three-wheeler...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:00 PM
UCLA Health encourages a little goofing off on company time. But inefficiency is the last thing on the agenda.
At least three days a week, employees from 10 departments at UCLA Health facilities gather as the music gets cranked up for a 10-minute...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:49 AM
At the top of Obamacare's priorities is to provide health insurance for 23 million uninsured Americans by 2016. They'll be able to shop beginning Oct. 1 for coverage that takes effect Jan. 1.
For doctors, that leads to an obvious question: Will there be...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Doctors have increasingly ignored clinical guidelines for the treatment of routine back pain by prescribing powerful and addictive narcotics instead of other recommended painkillers and by recommending unwarranted diagnostic imagery, according to a new...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Peter Karch is a scientist. He identifies a concept by its definition and is puzzled when he can’t seem to find the right category. This is what happens when he tries to define life. He can’t. The Lehigh Carbon Community College biology...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Severna Park company Dynasplint Systems Inc. laid off 500 employees, including about 250 in Maryland, on Tuesday after its lender moved to foreclose on its property, including cash that was to cover payroll.
In a letter to laid-off employees obtained...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Sister Jeanne Marie Armstrong, who nursed and did physical therapy treatment for her fellow School Sisters of Notre Dame, died of a stroke Aug. 18 at her order's health care center in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 86.
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:04 PM
When she arrived at Burbank High as a freshman, Katie Hooper was determined to play multiple sports.
Along with softball, Hooper competed in girls' volleyball and girls' soccer. However, after enjoying a successful sophomore season on the diamond for...
| Oct 13, 2013
Since she was a little girl, Sheri Prentiss knew she wanted to be a doctor.
"My parents would remind me — if you want to be a doctor, you have to work harder than the other kids," says Prentiss, 45 (whose name, until her Oct. 1 marriage to...