| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:46 AM
While diabetes is becoming more common, people are learning how to better manage the disease.
The result has been lower risk of heart attack, high blood sugar, strokes and leg amputations because of the disease.
Dr. Amber Taylor, director of the...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 3:52 PM
Before Aiesha Eddins got pregnant, she didn't give much thought to her diet.
"I ate whatever," said the 27-year-old Owings Mills woman. "We ordered take-out."
But when she weighed in at 220 pounds during her initial prenatal visit, she quickly earned...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:28 PM
No one likes to get stuck with a needle.
But it's the only way doctors can get blood to test for diabetes, anemia and numerous other health problems.
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing say there is a much less invasive and...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 12:42 PM
The many people who suffer from migraine headaches often seek quiet, dark places to ride them out. But there are effective means of preventing them, shortening their duration and even stopping them. There are established medications and lifestyle...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Church officials and other religious-based groups are gearing up to fight an order by the Obama administration that they include birth control in employee health plans — a requirement some say could threaten the protection of other moral beliefs and...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 5:00 PM
At the new $1.1 billion Johns Hopkins Hospital there will be Xboxes and a basketball court for kids, sleeper-sofas for families, single rooms for all patients, an improved dining menu and extensive soundproofing.
It's part of an effort to make the...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 4:15 AM
The state plans to open its sixth hospital-based domestic violence program in Hagerstown, officials said today.
Other programs have been opened in Baltimore-area hospitals and this will be the first in Western Maryland, according to Lt. Gov. Anthony G....
| 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...
| 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...