| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:16 PM
Within a year and a half of launching as a startup, Harpoon Medical's heart surgery device could be used on humans for the first time in a matter of weeks.
The Kent Island-based company expects doctors in Poland to employ it by the end of the year or...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 8:39 PM
Ever marvel at the breakneck speed of new construction in downtown Baltimore, or the increasing migration of former suburbanites to the city?
For Sanja Vujaskovic, it's not that surprising — not since she and her husband recently became part of...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:14 PM
After touring a National Institutes of Health lab where scientists are developing a leading Ebola vaccine candidate Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama called on Congress to approve $6 billion in spending on relief efforts in Africa and research...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Hundreds of thousands of times each year in the United States, a kid heads to the emergency room with a fracture. But new research from University of Maryland School of Medicine shows that the injury is almost never splinted properly.
A whopping 93...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 7:01 PM
Carl W. "Bill" Benz, a retired health care analyst and outdoorsman, died Wednesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center of complications from cancer chemotherapy. He was 78.
Carl William Benz was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Linesville, Pa.,...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Anne Arundel County firefighters pulled an elderly woman from a Hanover home that caught fire Saturday.
The woman, who is in her 70s, was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after she was rescued from a home in...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Maryland doctors would be fingerprinted and continually monitored for criminal charges under draft legislation the state Board of Physicians plans to propose next year.
The policy would require them to apply for a background check when first seeking a...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:54 PM
State health officials are monitoring about 100 people who have traveled from Ebola-stricken countries but won't disclose any more information about their condition unless someone tests positive for the deadly virus.
Under a state health department...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Efforts to screen for possible cases of Ebola are moving from airports and hospitals to doctors' offices and urgent-care clinics.
While the chance of a widespread outbreak in the United States is considered extremely unlikely, patients making...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:38 PM
A potential Ebola patient taken to University of Maryland Medical Center on Monday night was the first in the state whose case prompted a blood test for the deadly virus. The results were negative for Ebola, state health officials said Tuesday morning....
| Oct 28, 2014
| 4:52 AM
Forgetaboutit, it may seem like summer today with temperatures in the high 70s, but it’s not, so stop dreaming about Ocean City, where the water temperature is 60. It will be, however, sunny today with the mercury hitting 76, with an...