| 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...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 12:43 PM
The Baltimore region's likely first baby of the year is a girl born seven minutes after midnight Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson.
The hospital said Brooklyn Jane Branton, daughter of Hanover residents David and Dolly Branton,...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: I recently flew back to Los Angeles from New York on American Airlines. About two hours into the flight there was an announcement that all the onboard toilets, except for one in coach class, had stopped working, and so more than 150 passengers...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:18 PM
The federal government is expected to announce its approval Friday of a plan that would allow Maryland to continue setting hospital reimbursement rates for Medicare patients and could become a national model for reducing health care costs.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:29 PM
A top official with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Friday that a state plan to reduce hospital visits could serve as a national model for curbing costs while improving patient outcomes.
Deputy Administrator and Director Jonathan Blum...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 6:09 PM
Efforts by the Occupy Baltimore protest group to evolve into a self-contained, self-governing community have erupted into controversy with the distribution of a pamphlet that victim advocates and health workers fear discourages victims of sexual...