| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Johns Hopkins Medicine announced Friday that it is temporarily halting its practice of giving second opinions in possible "black lung" cases, after ABC News reported that Hopkins doctors usually side with the coal mining companies paying for the service....
| Nov 13, 2013
Ronald Fuller was bleeding after a fall. Carl Tanner was complaining of chest pain. In all, 23 people were being treated in the emergency room of Parkland Memorial Hospital at lunchtime on Nov. 22, 1963.
None of the doctors or nurses caring for everyday...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
A medical procedure that treats bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract has an unexpected - and, for some patients, quite welcome - side effect: It makes them lose weight. That procedure, called left gastric artery embolization, may just be the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Demolition of the Spinning Wheel restaurant on Ogden Avenue is slated to begin this fall to make way for a $48 million cancer center to be operated by Adventist Hinsdale and Adventist Lagrange hospitals.
The two-story Hinsdale Adventist Cancer Institute...
| Sep 21, 2013
Breast cancer screening, known as mammography, has a new tool to provide clearer, more accurate diagnoses.
While conventional mammography creates a two-dimensional image of the breast, much like an X-ray, 3-D technology allows radiologists to view the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Almost four years ago Ravi Shamaiengar, a radiologist with Tidewater Diagnostic Imaging who practices at Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, started work on designing a better travel pillow. A frequent traveler who suffers from neck pain, he found...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:46 PM
An influential U.S. health care panel's recommendation for lung cancer screening of high-risk patients could fortify Baltimore-area hospitals' efforts to prevent deaths from the disease, which kills more each year than the next four deadliest cancers...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex will host dryland hockey training at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 13 through Sept. 10, at the rink, 580 Security Road, Hagerstown.
The training is a 90-minute session that will focus on basic speed, agility...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:00 PM
As doctors, nurses and other health care professionals come to rely on machines and devices to help them diagnose and treat diseases and conditions, jobs for technicians who service and repair these machines are growing. These technicians can eventually...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:09 PM
GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — Technicians at a northern Michigan hospital used a CT scan machine Saturday to take X-rays of a wooden beam that could be part of the Griffin, a ship commanded by the French explorer La Salle that has been missing for more than...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:59 PM
An influential U.S. health care panel's recommendation for lung cancer screening of high-risk patients could fortify some hospitals' efforts to prevent deaths from the disease, which kills more each year than the next four deadliest cancers combined....