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  • Towson teacher among marathon victims to lose limb

    Towson teacher among marathon victims to lose limb
    After two days of heavy sedation, Erika Brannock awoke Wednesday morning in her hospital bed to dramatic and gruesome news: Her left leg had been amputated below the knee, the only medical option for a team of surgeons handling traumatic injuries from the...
  • What Boston learned from Israel

    What Boston learned from Israel
    As the horror of the bombing in Boston shocked us and filled us with disgust, many people noticed the swiftness and efficiency of the first responders and were astounded ("Acts of humanity," April 17). How did it happen? As reported on the Israel21C...
  • Maryland runners raise funds for Boston hospital that treated bomb victims

    Maryland runners raise funds for Boston hospital that treated bomb victims
    Sixty-six runners dashed, jogged and walked through the streets of Annapolis on Saturday to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and raised money for one of the hospitals that treated their wounds. "When I saw what happened in Boston, I knew...
  • Men with big beer bellies likely to have weaker bones: study

    Men with big beer bellies likely to have weaker bones: study
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Men with excessive fat around their abdomen, commonly known as a "beer belly," are at an elevated risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, and now researchers are adding osteoporosis to the list of potential hazards. More than 37...
  • Spinal steroid shots may have little effect on sciatica

    Spinal steroid shots may have little effect on sciatica
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite the growing popularity of steroid injections to treat various kinds of back pain in recent years, a new review of past research finds the shots do little to alleviate sciatica, a common condition that causes leg and...
  • Teel Time: Boston Marathon bombing strikes at running's core

    Pete Watson runs, literally and figuratively, among the distance-running elite. He won bronze in the 5,000 meters at the 2001 Canadian national championships, and he coaches his brother Rob, a world-class marathoner. Monday the Watsons were in Boston,...
  • Some mothers can't breast-feed

     Some mothers can't breast-feed
    After struggling to breast-feed her first two children, Nyssa Retter was determined to do better with her third. She gave birth without painkillers, which may make newborns slightly drowsy. She chose a free-standing birth center staffed with lactation-...
  • Videos illuminate realities of end-stage procedures

     Videos illuminate realities of end-stage procedures
    End-of-life choices and treatment decisions are rarely discussed in the medical community, despite expert advice meant to encourage communication, studies suggest. As a result, many patients spend their final days receiving invasive treatments that they...
  • 300 Baltimore medical students learn their professional fate on 'Match Day'

    300 Baltimore medical students learn their professional fate on 'Match Day'
    Vernissia Tam gulped down half a glass of champagne at noon Friday and prepared to scream. She was about to find out what kind of doctor she would become, and where she would train. "No peeking," a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine official...
  • Young doctors: fewer hours means they're less tired, less prepared

    Young doctors: fewer hours means they're less tired, less prepared
    (Reuters) - Orthopedic surgeons-in-training said they were tired less often after rules regulating how much they could work went into place, according to a U.S. survey. But the results published in the Annals of Surgery found the trainee doctors didn't...
  • One in five smokers lights up while hospitalized

    One in five smokers lights up while hospitalized
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of smokers lighting up on hospital grounds has fallen about seven percentage points since 1995, according to a new study. "It is encouraging that there has been improvement, but it's discouraging that the nicotine...