| 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 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...
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Dr. Paul A. Mullan, a retired Baltimore pediatrician who had also served in the Air Force Medical Corps, died Sunday at Stella Maris Hospice of complications from a stroke. He was 84.
The son of George Vaughn Mullan, who was supervisor of maintenance...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:58 PM
A South Baltimore man filed a lawsuit Monday against a city police officer, accusing the officer of punching him repeatedly during a June arrest — an incident that was captured on video.
Kollin Truss and Officer Vincent E. Cosom argued a few...
| 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 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 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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Maryland's 32 birthing hospitals have all agreed to adopt new state breast-feeding policies and become certified as "baby-friendly."
The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene embarked on a campaign nine months ago to get hospitals more...