| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:00 AM
After her first round of breast cancer treatment, Judy Davanzo was troubled by the appearance of her husband.
"At the end of it, he just looked beat," says Davanzo, a 47-year-old Timonium mother of two. "That struck me."
Even when she felt well enough...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:11 AM
The Baltimore Sun
Sister Mary Jacinta Robson, a retired medical technologist who spent six decades at Mercy Medical Center, died there of congestive heart failure Feb. 7. She was 88.
"She had been a beloved presence at the hospital for over 60 years and...
| Feb 2, 2014
Bruce Wheatley was considering coming back to the Towson area where he grew up when he saw an advertisement for an obstetrics and gynecology practice in Columbia that pitched an all-female staff.
As a nurse, he was dismayed enough to complain to St....
| May 8, 2011
| 6:24 AM
Dawn Cofiell was adamantly opposed to delivering her son Donovan by cesarean section three years ago, but a complication made it unavoidable.
The experience was so smooth, pain-free and convenient that she surprised her doctor with requests to plan the...
| 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...
| May 31, 2011
| 5:20 PM
Two Baltimore police sergeants are prepared to testify that a colleague, Gahiji Tshamba, appeared to be "under the influence of alcohol" after he unloaded his service weapon into an unarmed Marine last year outside a Mount Vernon bar, prosecutors said...
| 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...