| Mar 29, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Dr. Kenneth B. Kochmann, a former social worker who became a physician later in life, died March 8 of multiple myeloma at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 63.
The son of German immigrant parents — his father was a traveling salesman and his mother a...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Mary Esther R. "Essie" Feldmann, a retired registered nurse and pioneering Rodgers Forge resident, died Sunday of complications from dementia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
Earlier this month, family and friends gathered to celebrate Mrs. Feldmann'...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 5:25 AM
After undergoing treatment for breast cancer, Lillie Shockney, the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center, had nipple reconstruction — twice.
Despite the many shades of patients' skin tone, "The color choices for doing it in the...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:00 PM
A Baltimore jury convicted Alvin Ray Wright Sr. Tuesday of grabbing a 13-year-old girl just a block from her home, throwing her into the basement of a vacant East Baltimore building and repeatedly raping her.
"She thought she was going to die,"...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:26 PM
After buying Fractured Prune Doughnuts in January, Dan Brinton switched to an oil without trans fats to fry the chain's hand-dipped glazed doughnuts.
"It's a little more expensive, but it's certainly worth it as far as I'm concerned," said Brinton,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:48 AM
When severely injured patients at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center needed rides between floors, there was only one way to fit all the life-saving staff and equipment in the cramped elevators.
"I used to crawl in bed with the patient," said...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Legislators who help shape criminal justice policy in the state have joined union officials in demanding answers in the stabbing of a Western Maryland corrections officer, after it was revealed prison officials knew of a threat against the officer but...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Jean E. Hill, a Baltimore model and actress who later performed in three John Waters films, died Wednesday of renal failure at Mercy Medical Center. She was 67.
"Jean Hill was my only African-American star. She was a talented comedian, a brave actress...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Dr. Howard F. Raskin, former chief of the gastroenterology department at Maryland General Hospital, died Sept. 17 at Duke University Hospital during surgery to replace a heart valve.
The longtime Owings Mills resident was 87.
"Howard was one of the...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:39 PM
A state plan to tie medical spending to the growth of the economy is making hospital executives uneasy.
Executives support the spirit of the plan proposed by the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which seeks to reduce health spending by...