| Sep 22, 2011
| 8:50 AM
Julie McAllister was feeling serene as she lounged in her room with the window view, enjoying a quiet, kid-free afternoon.
It was almost as if she were on vacation.
But in fact the 37-year-old from Owings Mills had just delivered an 8-pound baby girl...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Cheryl Corbin's mother and grandmother had breast cancer, so an oncologist suggested she be tested for an inherited gene mutation linked to the disease. But when the results came in, she didn't show up to hear them.
"I was afraid to hear the words,"...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...