| 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,...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 9:53 AM
The Maryland/Israel Development Center sees itself as a matchmaker — not of a romantic kind but an economic one.
For the past 19 years, the nonprofit group in Baltimore has been connecting Maryland companies with Israeli partners to promote trade...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 1:15 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Seniors with chronic disease often leave the hospital without prescriptions for the medicine they were getting when they arrived, Canadian researchers said Tuesday.
In some cases, that may have upped their risk of landing in...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 1:19 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A diet based around plants, nuts and high-fiber grains lowered "bad" cholesterol more than a low-saturated-fat diet that was also vegetarian, researchers reported on Tuesday.
And the drop in low-density lipoprotein, or LDL...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 8:12 AM
As Hurricane Irene approaches, it's important to keep pets in mind while planning for the storm -- or any other potential disasters. Maryland Emergency Management Agency is urging people to plan ahead for this weekend's potentially extreme weather event...