| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Church officials and other religious-based groups are gearing up to fight an order by the Obama administration that they include birth control in employee health plans — a requirement some say could threaten the protection of other moral beliefs and...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 5:00 PM
At the new $1.1 billion Johns Hopkins Hospital there will be Xboxes and a basketball court for kids, sleeper-sofas for families, single rooms for all patients, an improved dining menu and extensive soundproofing.
It's part of an effort to make the...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 5:32 PM
No one was going to believe his account, he thought. Ricky Thomas — who'd done prison time for dealing drugs and resisting arrest — said he was sucker-punched in the face by a Baltimore police officer and stomped. Now he was locked up and...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Breast-feeding didn't come easy at first for Sharalyn Webre, who struggled through five months with her first child.
But with more experience, patience and family support, feedings were less complicated with her next two children, including a baby girl...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 3:22 PM
Hot water began leaking from a pipe on the fifth floor of Mercy Medical Center in downtown Baltimore Saturday afternoon, causing a very brief evacuation of some medical staff, but had no effect on patients, according to officials.
The Baltimore Fire...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 6:05 PM
The gun battle raged in three different spots near the old Murphy Homes high-rise in West Baltimore, ending on a cold February day with the death of a 20-year-old man in a hail of gunfire from four city police officers.
Four years later, one of the...
| Feb 15, 2012
Superfood cocktails: Fruits, vegetables and, oh yeah, alcohol, too
"Superfood" has become a health (and marketing) buzz word in recent years. Foods such as blueberries, acai berries, oranges, tomatoes and dark leafy greens are densely packed with...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Anne B. Altemus, a registered nurse and homemaker, died Feb. 12 of cancer at St. Joseph Medical Center.
She was 80 and had been a resident of the Edenwald retirement community in Towson since August.
Anne Watters Bacon was born in Baltimore and raised...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 3:51 PM
The new Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai will boast some of the latest medical technology, but just as important is its expanded playroom.
When the building opens to patients next month, it will feature a playroom 50 percent...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Dr. Michael Victor Edelstein, whose career at Sheppard Pratt Health System spanned nearly 30 years and whose hobbies were auto repair and listening to gospel music, died of a heart attack Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center.
The Cockeysville resident was...