| Oct 10, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Hundreds of Marylanders may need spinal taps as public health leaders seek to rein in a fungal meningitis outbreak that continues to expand as more is learned about the unusual cases.
Health officials said Wednesday that they still are working to contact...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Amy Lynne Shelton has a closet full of toys at the Johns Hopkins University cognitive psychology lab: Wooden human figures with movable joints, Lego and model train buildings, toy cameras and wooden triangular blocks — some with eyes, some without....
| Oct 14, 2012
| 10:11 AM
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, the outspoken Pennsylvania centrist whose switch from Republican to Democrat ended a 30-year career in which he played a pivotal role in several Supreme Court nominations, died Sunday. He was 82.
Specter, who announced...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Concurrent with my duties as a weekly columnist for the Daily Pilot, I provide business development guidance to physicians and dentists.
Since 1998, this work has taken me behind the scenes at countless medical and dental offices, clinics and hospitals....
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:30 PM
When Dr. Amir Abolhoda recently performed robot-assisted lung cancer surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center — the first procedure of its kind in Orange County — it marked the latest leap in the fast-evolving field of robotics.
| Oct 24, 2012
Harley Christopher Andrews died of a brain tumor Sept. 2. He was only 23, dying before he had a chance to really begin living.
Twelve days later, his mother, Wendy Andrews Smith, opened this cheerful note from the Social Security Administration addressed...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 2:58 PM
"The sky is falling! The sky is falling!" cried Chicken Little. Such is the case, it seems, when it comes to the reporting of news, especially that which concerns food. First it was the infamous "pink slime" and now it's the disease with a scary name...
| May 3, 2012
| 3:58 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Celebrity break dancer "Steelo" is best known for his spins, breaks and slides on "Dancing With the Stars."
But not even a year ago, Richard "Steelo" Vazquez couldn't walk or talk.
The 32-year-old father was suffered a brain...
| May 3, 2012
| 1:08 PM
Two farms have been quarantined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the agency continues to investigate last month's discovery of mad cow disease at a California dairy farm.
Authorities also have launched an investigation at a calf ranch where the...
| May 7, 2012
| 1:49 PM
She's singing their praises. Facing a career-threatening brain surgery, a local opera student based hope for her life's passion on the performance of local doctors -- setting the stage for success.
Sandra Marante, opera singer: "It's called "Mi Sueño",...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:21 PM
There wasn't a big match to be played on Tuesday, but a member of the UC Irvine men's volleyball team remained nervous for an important event dealing with the Anteaters.
If you were at the celebration ceremony to honor the UCI team's national...