| Aug 11, 2011
| 5:44 PM
Maryland hospitals have become more aggressive in recent years about vaccinating workers for the flu, but public health officials are pushing for even stricter programs to halt the spread of a virus that kills thousands each year.
As manufacturers have...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 10:09 AM
Dorothy E. Brunson, who became the first African-American woman in the nation to own a radio station when she bought WEBB-AM in Baltimore, died Sunday of complications from ovarian cancer at Mercy Medical Center.
The Northwest Baltimore resident was 72....
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:58 AM
It must have been the construction site across the street. Or maybe it was a tractor-trailer lumbering by, a train rumbling underground or even a pesky friend shaking one's beach chair.
Everything, that is, but what it actually was: an earthquake, so...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 7:17 AM
Two firefighters were injured while working to extinguish a blaze in a vacant home in Better Waverly, a city fire spokesman said.
The firefighters responded to the 3000 block of Independence Street at about 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, said Chief Kevin...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 1:58 PM
Lola M. Baxter, a retired telephone operator and receptionist who greeted guests at the WMAR television studios, died of complications from a broken hip Aug. 26 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of Howard County. She was 101 and had lived in Towson.
| Sep 8, 2011
Hepatitis C has long been a problem with a low rate of cure. But new drug therapies are in use and others are on the horizon, according to Dr. Paul J. Thuluvath, chief of gastroenterology at Mercy Medical Center and the medical director of the Institute...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 8:50 AM
Julie McAllister was feeling serene as she lounged in her room with the window view, enjoying a quiet, kid-free afternoon.
It was almost as if she were on vacation.
But in fact the 37-year-old from Owings Mills had just delivered an 8-pound baby girl...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Cheryl Corbin's mother and grandmother had breast cancer, so an oncologist suggested she be tested for an inherited gene mutation linked to the disease. But when the results came in, she didn't show up to hear them.
"I was afraid to hear the words,"...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 3:16 PM
Former Baltimore Raven Orlando Brown died of a diabetic complication that is rarely fatal but can sometimes be quick to strike — and he might not even have known he had the underlying disease.
The 40-year-old died in his Inner Harbor condominium...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:13 PM
We've all stubbed a toe, stepped down on our foot awkwardly or hurt our feet in an accident. Sometimes there's no damage. But other times, there's pain, swelling and bruising. Dr. Gary A. Pichney, from the Mercy Medical Center Institute for Foot & Ankle...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 2:33 PM
St. Joseph Medical Center is looking to partner with other hospitals as it continues to lose patients and revenue in the wake of problems with its lead cardiologist — a move that experts say might even lead to a merger.
The Towson hospital has...