| Feb 10, 2012
| 2:01 PM
Francis N. Craig, a retired Edgewood Arsenal scientist, died of respiratory failure Thursday at the Broadmead Retirement Community in Cockeysville. He was 100 and had previously lived in the Loreley section of Baltimore County near White Marsh.
| Feb 8, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Do you think your doctor is open and honest with you?
Maybe not always, according to a new survey.
Researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surveyed 1,891 physicians...
| Feb 20, 2012
You can give people all sorts of useful information, but that doesn't mean they'll use it.
Case in point: the Nutrition Facts panels inscribed on nearly every can, box, jug, carton and plastic wrapper in which food has been sold since 1994. These small,...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 1:25 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Starting breast cancer screening as early as age 25 may help women who carry a genetic mutation linked to a higher risk of cancer live longer, suggests a new study.
"Results indicate that breast cancer deaths will decrease...
| Oct 17, 2011
These days, some surgeons have four arms and are made of metal and plastic.
Use of a robotic assistant called the Da Vinci Surgical System has quadrupled in the last four years, and the machine now helps with incisions and sutures in 2,000 hospitals...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 4:20 PM
The Baltimore VA Medical Center said Wednesday it has become the first hospital in Maryland to offer three-dimensional mammograms, a technology it hopes will better detect breast cancer in women.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year, 3-...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:04 AM
It's a common refrain in Gia D'Anna's office: Extra inches that childbirth or time left around the middle are resisting diet and exercise.
D'Anna is the office manager for a Lutherville plastic surgeon, and, as a mother, she sympathizes with the...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:14 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new, small study found people with Parkinson's disease who took caffeine pills saw slight but noticeable improvements in movement problems related to the condition.
The findings warrant further study, Canadian researchers...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:52 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The worse outcomes among people with cancer who live in poor neighborhoods don't seem to be because they live in areas with fewer doctors and hospitals, according to a new study.
Researchers found that poor neighborhoods in...
| Aug 25, 2012
-- It's worth noting that no exercises or diets specifically target belly fat—despite the promises of many infomercials. As Dr. Samuel Klein, professor of medicine and nutritional science at Washington University School of Medicine, explains, you...
| Sep 13, 2012
Until now, doctors have pretty much called the shots in the doctor-patient relationship. But change is on the way. Patients, say ahhhhh — it's about to be all about you.
The new approach is called patient-centered care, and it's a very good thing,...