| 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...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 1:28 PM
Fredric Julian Ptaschek Jr., a former Army musician who had worked in University of Maryland medical collections, died of a heart attack Dec. 9 at Christiana Medical Center in Newark, Del. The Parkville resident was 63.
The former pipe major of the...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Tim McFadden stepped outside his glass-blowing studio to cool off. At 3 p.m., the temperature along that particular stretch of Eastern Avenue was only 96 degrees.
"It feels like it's about 70 out here," he says.
And no, McFadden wasn't joking. Inside...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 11:39 AM
Dr. Edward Michael Barczak, a retired Baltimore obstetrician-gynecologist who delivered thousands of babies during his 40-year career, died Tuesday of cancer at his Timonium home. He was 85.
The son of a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. worker and a...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 2:18 PM
Tim McFadden stepped outside his glass-blowing studio to cool off. At 3 p.m., the temperature along that particular stretch of Baltimore's Eastern Avenue was only 96 degrees.
"It feels like it's about 70 out here," he said.
And no, McFadden wasn't...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 5:44 PM
Maryland hospitals have become more aggressive in recent years about vaccinating workers for the flu, but public health officials are pushing for even stricter programs to halt the spread of a virus that kills thousands each year.
As manufacturers have...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 10:09 AM
Dorothy E. Brunson, who became the first African-American woman in the nation to own a radio station when she bought WEBB-AM in Baltimore, died Sunday of complications from ovarian cancer at Mercy Medical Center.
The Northwest Baltimore resident was 72....
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:58 AM
It must have been the construction site across the street. Or maybe it was a tractor-trailer lumbering by, a train rumbling underground or even a pesky friend shaking one's beach chair.
Everything, that is, but what it actually was: an earthquake, so...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 7:17 AM
Two firefighters were injured while working to extinguish a blaze in a vacant home in Better Waverly, a city fire spokesman said.
The firefighters responded to the 3000 block of Independence Street at about 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, said Chief Kevin...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 1:58 PM
Lola M. Baxter, a retired telephone operator and receptionist who greeted guests at the WMAR television studios, died of complications from a broken hip Aug. 26 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of Howard County. She was 101 and had lived in Towson.
| Sep 13, 2011
Sister Mary Ruth Gerlach, a Sister of Mercy and an educator who later was supervisor of the Mercy Medical Center Chapel, died Sept. 4 of lung cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium.
She was 94.
The daughter of a real estate broker and a homemaker,...