| May 14, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Actress Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy rather than risk developing breast cancer hit close to home for Melissa DeSantis, a Bel Air mother of three children.
As DeSantis read about Jolie's experience, she began to feel a sense of...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Bob Marshall was on the phone in his office at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in East Baltimore when he heard the boom, felt the building shake and saw the plume of smoke on the horizon.
"This is what we've trained for," he thought.
As news poured...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Giving birth in a Kmart parking lot off Belair Road wasn't part of Amber Noll's pregnancy plan, but she said that's what happened after a hospital sent her home Monday morning because she wasn't far enough along.
Noll, who already has two young girls,...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:29 PM
A 10-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by an Amtrak train in Essex on Sunday, Baltimore County police said Monday.
The boy was taken by his father to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center before medics could arrive, and police on...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 1:07 PM
A Baltimore County McDonald's owner announced on Saturday afternoon that an employee who taped the violent beating of a customer — a video that went viral Friday — had been fired.
"My first and foremost concern is with the victim,"...
| May 8, 2011
| 6:24 AM
Dawn Cofiell was adamantly opposed to delivering her son Donovan by cesarean section three years ago, but a complication made it unavoidable.
The experience was so smooth, pain-free and convenient that she surprised her doctor with requests to plan the...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 3:38 PM
Paula Foertsch wasn't ready to be forced into retirement at age 60.
An office supervisor, Foertsch started looking for ways to start her second act shortly after she was laid off in January 2009. She'd always been interested in doing medical billing....
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:00 PM
A 63-year-old woman and a 41-year-old woman believed to be her daughter died Monday night in a fire in an Essex rowhouse, Baltimore County firefighters said.
The Fire Department has not identified the victims. Neighbors said two women, Carolyn...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Maryland hospitals are buying more food locally, according to a new analysis.
Forty hospitals in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia are now purchasing locally grown fruits and vegetables regularly during the growing season and nine...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:53 PM
The Baltimore Sun
As state and local highway crews braced for the first storm of the new year, they took comfort in the fact that their budgets have plenty of money to handle it — and more.
Mild weather has kept the region's plows idle, salt sheds...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:44 AM
Baltimore area hospitals provide the best patient care in the country, according to a new survey.
Nearly half of the area's hospitals - nine out of 16 - are in the top 5 percent of all of the hospitals in the United States, according to the survey by...