| Aug 3, 2011
| 5:09 PM
Last week's heat, which reached a record 101 degrees on Friday, contributed to the deaths of 11 Maryland residents, state health authorities said Wednesday, raising the season's total to 21.
The unusually high number was due in part to the long stretch...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Fast food has been under attack in America. Urged to make their Happy Meals healthier, McDonald's recently shrank the serving size of the meal's fries and added apple slices. Cajoled by public health advocates and new laws, chain restaurants are posting...
| Aug 9, 2011
Dr. Bernadine Healy, a hard-charging cardiologist and educator who was the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health and later commanded American Red Cross relief efforts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died Saturday at her home in Gates...
| Aug 14, 2011
Among the hundreds of drastic and unproven weight loss plans, the controversial hCG diet may take the cake.
Discredited by researchers in the 1970s, the near-starvation diet restricts followers to 500 calories a day for six weeks. At the same time,...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 3:39 PM
Rick Tortes attended the opening and closing ceremonies of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Laguna Beach.
In between, he walked all 24 hours of the annual event — by himself and with newfound friends — in memory of his mother....
| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:22 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Blood drawn from expectant mothers could offer parents an earlier sneak peek at their baby's sex than methods currently used in the U.S., researchers said Tuesday.
The test may be particularly valuable for families that harbor...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 3:36 PM
St. Joseph Medical Center tapped a veteran health care manager Friday to replace its president and chief executive, who resigned two weeks ago without explanation.
Charles W. Neumann comes to St. Joseph via FTI Consultants, a firm that specializes in...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 3:41 PM
While 20,000 people were hitting the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon downtown, I was setting out on my longest training run yet - 15 miles.
The first half, I felt great - but something happened after mile 10. My legs tightened up, my neck started to get a...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 2:54 PM
Kathleen Arlee Petry "Kathy" Mathias, who was Ocean City's town clerk and a major behind-the-scenes figure in the resort city where she had worked for several mayors and city managers, died Monday of breast cancer at her home there.
She was 58.
| Aug 16, 2011
| 2:31 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers have found troubling signs that some doctors may be too quick to treat thyroid cancer patients with radioactive iodine, while others may be too slow.
The drug helps people with advanced tumors, but it is unclear if...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:33 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have uncovered exactly how a human egg captures an incoming sperm to begin the process of fertilization and say their discovery could in future help couples who suffer from infertility.
In a study in the journal Science,...