| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:21 PM
An Ohio man slated to die this week for the rape and murder of a 3-year-old won a stay of execution Wednesday with a last-minute offer to donate his heart and other organs.
An attorney for Ronald Phillips, 40, has said that the bid is not a stalling...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:09 PM
MINERSVILLE, Pa. — He hobbled down the dark tiled hallway, leaning heavily on his black wooden cane. His feet shuffled, his hands shook, and finally 85-year-old Benjamin Share nearly collapsed into a chair in the prison visitation room....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:50 AM
World Diabetes Day is Nov. 14, and we urgently need to address this plague right here at home.
Diabetes is a major public health problem an epidemic in the United States. One out of 10 people over the age of 20 now has diabetes primarily Type 2 or "adult...
| Nov 9, 2013
Most of the mail that crosses my desk deals with politics, policy and other largely impersonal subjects. Occasionally, readers will tell their own deeply personal stories as a way to inform a discussion. Several did just that in response to Steve Lopez'...
| Nov 10, 2013
Veteran's Day will be celebrated Monday, and it has always been a special holiday for Mike and Nancy Carder.
Each has family connections to the military. Her brother was a Marine; her father was in the National Guard. His dad was a World War II pilot,...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:57 PM
A 58-year-old Maryland woman breaks her ankle, develops a blood clot and, unable to find a doctor to monitor her blood-thinning drug, winds up in an emergency room 30 times in six months.
A 55-year-old Mississippi man with severe hypertension and kidney...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The state Medicaid program is expanding the types of doctors and other medical providers it will reimburse for providing consultation to patients remotely.
In the past, Medicaid only reimbursed such telemedicine services for mental health consultation....
| Nov 7, 2013
For Orlando musician Steve Garron, the will to survive has been hard-earned, after years of medical treatments that have left him physically and emotionally drained.
Garron returns to the stage Sunday, headlining a benefit reunion show with his much-...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:02 AM
Nov 5 (Reuters) - Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc said
its kidney drug met the main goals of a mid-stage study in
patients with chronic kidney disease who were not on dialysis.
Shares of the company rose about 16 percent to $12.84 in
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It's been almost 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels took their ill-fated road trip to Aspen, Colo., in "Dumb & Dumber."
Since then Daniels' career stock has risen, with the actor playing a number of more intelligent men including his current...
| Sep 22, 2013
Perry Hall MSSA
Monday, Sept. 23: The regular monthly meeting of the Perry Hall chapter of Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Gunpowder Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10067 at 6309 Ebenezer Road. Visitors are welcome....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Doctors, patients and Medicare advocates scrambled on Wednesday to determine how they are affected by UnitedHealthcare's decision to eliminate thousands of doctors from its physician network for Medicare Advantage next year.
The head of the Fairfield...