| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:06 PM
A Sierra Leonean doctor sick with Ebola is expected to depart the West African country on Friday night to fly to the United States for treatment and be reunited with his American wife, according to the doctor's church and employer.
Dr. Martin Salia, 44,...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:14 PM
On Monday, the Advance Care Planning Coalition of Eastern Virginia announced the launch of its "As You Wish" campaign, an initiative to increase the number of people signing advance directives for health care.
The coalition includes the area's major...
| Oct 25, 2014
For many injured military veterans, being able to go boating is a treasured experience.
There are organizations and individuals that take vets out on the water, but Karen and Andrew Grego of Bluewater Warriors have gone to extremes.
With help from...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:42 AM
The U.S. Army is giving Profectus BioSciences $8.5 million to put toward human trials of the Ebola virus vaccine, bringing the Baltimore biotechnology company's fundraising total for the project to more than $17 million in a matter of days.
| Oct 26, 2014
When Mary Nichols couldn't rouse her mother from a deep sleep, she called an ambulance.
Smithfield rescue personnel, after learning that Betty Ann Edwards, 82, had possible stroke symptoms the night before, followed the book. Rather than airlift her via...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 1:10 PM
An unusual request recently appeared in classifieds and on campus bulletin boards — Wanted: Baltimore-area volunteers to test a vaccine for the Ebola virus.
The response was overwhelming, said Kirsten Lyke, an associate professor at the University...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 5:45 PM
When retired Staff Sgt. Brian Mast was handed the keys to his new Parkland home, he felt an independence he had not experienced since before losing his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan.
On Saturday — about a week after moving into a house...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A gaggle of D.C. VIPs including Vice President Joe Biden turned out for the world preem of Sony's "Fury" at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum Wednesday night (15).
Wisely avoiding the red carpet scrum outside, Biden and Second Lady Jill slipped quietly into the...
| Oct 4, 2014
Lt. Col. Earl W. Nesbitt, a retired decorated career Army officer who had fought in Vietnam and remained a staunch advocate for veterans, died Sunday at Northwest Hospital of complications from diabetes. He was 74.
The son of James Robert Nesbitt Sr., a...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 11:18 AM
David Chirinos, a former Marine Corps corporal who served in Afghanistan, died of complications from cancer and liver failure Sept. 13 at his Parkville home. He was 27.
Born in Miami, he was the son of Rosa Chirinos. He was a graduate of South Ridge High...
| Aug 1, 2014
It isn't often that literary fiction mixes successfully with the thriller genre. The delicate balance between the rich texture and characters of the former with the propulsive narrative momentum and puzzle-solving aspects of the latter is fiendishly...