| Apr 17, 2015
| 8:16 PM
Dr. Czarina A. "Rina" Santos-Borja, director of geriatric services at Sheppard Pratt Health System, who was known for her wide smile and ability to put patients and their families at ease, died April 12 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center of a...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 5:37 PM
Susan Watkins said her days were filled with anxiety because her autistic son is about to age out of the education system and will lose many of the services he had received as a child. Susan and husband Tim were looking for an adult program with no luck....
| Apr 8, 2015
| 2:10 PM
Many people are adopting clean eating habits, trading in processed foods for natural, nontoxic and organic choices. Doctors say it can lead to better health, but for some it can become an unhealthy obsession. Dr. Steven Crawford, co-director of The Center...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 3:49 PM
Emma Shulevitz said she wonders whether she's being watched whenever she uses a public restroom.
The 28-year-old Rockville resident was among the women who used a changing room at the National Capital Mikvah, a Jewish ritual bath in Washington, D.C.,...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 9:47 AM
Dr. Tess Carpenter, 38, doesn't generally go for attention-getting style. She says her 6-foot height brings her all the notice she needs.
"I have four colors that I wear: black, gray, brown and white. And maybe some ivory, sometimes. If you go into my...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 9:51 AM
The 23rd annual "Sheppard Pratt Cares for Kids" benefit was a sell-out even before invitations to the $300-a-plate event were mailed out. That's probably in part because of its aim of raising money for the hospital's pediatric patients and students, but...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 8:35 AM
Several years ago when opponents of the death penalty were making their case for repeal, we constantly heard the refrain that "life without parole" is a sufficiently tough sentence. This year the assault on eliminating life without parole has begun....
| Jan 17, 2015
| 11:00 AM
Those of us who work in psychiatric hospitals know that persons with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia are frequently readmitted to the hospital because they don't continue in treatment after discharge. These readmissions are often the result...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 4:50 PM
Dr. Steven S. Sharfstein, president of Sheppard Pratt Health System, announced Thursday that he will retire.
Sharfstein, who was hired as vice president and medical director before taking over as president and CEO in 1992, said he would retire after...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Antipsychotic medications and the risks associated with their use in nursing homes to treat dementia is an issue of growing concern in the U.S. An interprofessional approach, enlisting pharmacists to work closely with other providers, is key to addressing...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 6:05 PM
H. Thomas Howell, a trial attorney whose legal arguments helped overturn the mail-fraud conviction of former Gov. Marvin Mandel, died of a heart attack last Sunday at his Lutherville home. He was 77.
"Tom was one of the great legal minds of our day,"...