| Apr 16, 2012
| 5:03 PM
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has begun construction of a $200 million proton center that will bring the latest in cancer treatment to the region and double investment in the University of Maryland's growing BioPark in West Baltimore....
| Mar 1, 2012
U.S. Rep. Mark Critz took his first official tour of Somerset Hospital Thursday.
Critz, D-Johnstown, had visited the hospital before as district director for U.S. Rep. John Murtha. The hospital is not in the 12th Congressional District, but will be at...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:01 PM
In January, my daughter Claire and I spoke at Sowers Middle School for Author's Day. Before the first speech, a woman (whose 11-year-old daughter attends Sowers) approached me in the hall with a suggestion for this column: "Why don't you write about...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 8:52 AM
It’s a Saturday afternoon, and your daughter turns an ankle on the soccer field. Or the earache your son has been fighting all week is suddenly worse, and now he has a fever. It’s a predicament almost every parent has found themselves in at...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:03 PM
When Johns Hopkins Hospital officially opens its new, $1.1 billion building Tuesday, sick children will find a cobalt cow with legs the color of grass and a butter-colored head floating above their heads, poised to jump over a fanciful "moon."
| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:59 PM
A company contracted to digitize, archive and destroy El Centro Regional Medical Center’s x-rays defrauded the hospital, ECRMC announced today.
“They failed to complete the digitizing process, or have not as of yet returned the digitized...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 11:55 PM
A company contracted to digitize, archive and destroy El Centro Regional Medical Center’s X-rays defrauded the hospital, ECRMC revealed Wednesday, though it is unclear how many X-rays are missing or what the effect will be.
“They failed to...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 9:40 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Men with excessive fat around their abdomen, commonly known as a "beer belly," are at an elevated risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, and now researchers are adding osteoporosis to the list of potential hazards.
More than 37...
| Oct 2, 2012
PIX11's Stephanie Tsoflias learns about 3D Mammography (also referred to as breast tomosynthesis), a revolutionary new screening technology that has been referred to as "the future of Breast Cancer detection" and a "breakthrough in Breast Cancer...
| Apr 21, 2010
Every day, about 19,000 children in the United States get a CT scan, which carries a radiation level equivalent to 30 to 442 chest X-rays.
The booming use of the scans along with research showing their overuse and link to cancer has experts launching...
| Jun 21, 2010
Density. It's a less obvious feature of the female breast than, say, size. But at least when it comes to good health, it's probably more important.
In fact, it just might be the greatest cancer risk you've never heard of.
Study after study has found...