| Sep 14, 2014
| 5:26 PM
During the final phase of construction of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove in the mid-1970s, hospital administrator Philip M. Moore was at the 63-acre work site from sunrise to sunset, coordinating operations from a building known as "the...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The banned amphetamine that will keep Chris Davis off the baseball diamond for 25 games has become a go-to for stressed college students and worn athletes looking for a quick boost of energy.
Adderall acts like a "tremendous jolt of caffeine" that some...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:15 AM
A selection of events, resources and medical institutions.
Free prostate screening 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Good Health Center at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore. Registration is required. To make an...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Because of advanced treatments, curing prostate cancer has become more common. There now are more than 2.5 million survivors in the United States. Still, many men suffer from side effects after treatment, which may be a deterrent to obtaining care or even...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:24 PM
While the Obama administration presses colleges and universities to respond more aggressively to sexual assaults, students who are attacked at Baltimore-area schools are unable to get rape kit exams on their campuses.
Instead, they must go to a hospital...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration settled a discrimination complaint brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, agreeing to ensure that hiring follows rules that forbid asking most job candidates to take medical exams.
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Maryland added its 10th hospital-based domestic violence program at the University of Maryland Medical Center, officials announced Monday.
The Bridge Project at UMMC was launched with a $50,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:07 AM
A new facial is gaining popularity around Baltimore, and while it won't make you live forever, some doctors and patients say it will make you look younger — at least for a few months.
The vampire facial, a nonsurgical procedure made famous by...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Almost 30 years ago, Health Care for the Homeless was founded in Baltimore to help people "falling through the cracks" of the health care system; now the organization has created a program to ensure that people don't fall through the cracks of its own...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Animals have done it since the beginning of time. Women in Asia and Africa have done it for centuries. But lately, more women in Western cultures are turning to an ancient practice.
Following childbirth, they are ingesting their placenta –...
| Jul 15, 2014
Johns Hopkins, for decades ranked the best hospital in the country, has been through this before. Two years ago, it fell to No. 2 in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings, regaining the top spot last year.
But No. 3?
"What a disaster!" said...