| Mar 28, 2013
The University of California has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a federal whistle-blower lawsuit charging falsification of records and poor supervision of patients by UC Irvine anesthesiologists.
The suit said anesthesiologists at the university's...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Surgery on older people can be riskier than other generations. But it can be safely done if doctors take certain precautions. Dr. Mark Katlic, chief of surgery at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and an expert on surgical care of patients 80 and older, talks...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Robert Lee Lyles Jr., who had two careers in his 69 years and excelled at each, died May 27 at his home in Annapolis.
A scientist, physician and state policy adviser, Dr. Lyles "was a modern renaissance man with a tremendous curiosity," said Gene Ransom,...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:30 AM
When you face surgery, you may have many concerns. One common worry is about going under anesthesia. Will you lose consciousness? How will you feel afterward? Is it safe?
Every day, about 60,000 people nationwide have...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:23 PM
State health regulators suspended the licenses of several abortion clinics owned by Associates in OB/GYN Care for the second time after an employee with no health care license or certification gave a patient a drug to induce an abortion at the Baltimore...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 9:19 AM
When my Chihuahua had her teeth cleaned last week, the vet said her heart rate went down into the high 60s and that an episode of second-degree heart block occurred, but they reversed it with meds. Does this mean she is at risk of it happening again under...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:05 PM
Michael Jackson sometimes sang during concerts accompanied by his own recorded vocal track to help him perform the most physically strenuous numbers, the choreographer for what was to be his comeback shows in London testified Monday.
What is known as...
| Apr 22, 2013
Scents of cinnamon, strawberry and bubble gum will be the norm for pediatric patients at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center after Girl Scouts from Troop 40172 donated more than 730 tubes of scented lip balm.
Pediatric patients can use lip balm to mask the...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Children and teens with ears that are overly large or protruding are often ridiculed by their peers. Boys grow tired of having to grow long hair to cover their ears, while girls affected by the problem are reluctant to even...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Maryland is moving to toughen regulations on the fast-growing medspa industry — a move designed to narrow a "loophole" and prevent deaths such as one last year following a liposuction treatment at a Timonium facility.
Regulations being discussed...
| Mar 29, 2013
The Shedd Aquarium had a problem: From time to time, its penguins did not have happy feet.
The birds, particularly the older ones, developed bumblefoot — uncomfortable lesions that can be caused by standing too long on a rough surface. The Shedd...