| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:01 AM
When Lincoln county native Pam Stephens was 20 weeks pregnant, she went in for an ultrasound to find out what sex her baby would be. Medical staff let Stephens know she would be having a boy.
Unfortunately, that was not the only news they had for her....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:48 PM
President George W. Bush's successful heart surgery, which involved placement of a stent in a coronary artery, is performed roughly a million times a year nationwide, sometimes without even a night in the hospital, according to cardiologists.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:00 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who quit smoking after a balloon angioplasty to improve blood flow to the heart live an average of two years longer than those who keep smoking, a new study suggests.
Researchers found people who were undergoing balloon...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:14 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People in better shape heading into bypass surgery are less likely to die shortly following the procedure than those who are less fit, according to a new study.
"We were not surprised because it makes intuitive sense that...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports.
Of the Maryland players drafted in the NBA between Joe Smith in 1995 and Alex Len in 2013, whose...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:35 AM
DEADWOOD, S.D. - The Randy Travis concert scheduled for the Deadwood Mountain Grand has been cancelled, because the country superstart has undergone heart surgery.
Country singer Randy Travis is listed in critical condition at a Texas Hospital after he...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
On his last day of work, they came for him in an ambulance, the old usher being carried out the same back exit of Dodger Stadium where he had once stood guard.
For 55 years, Ira Hawkins had patrolled the Coliseum, then Chavez Ravine, for late hours...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Judd Hirsch will fill the shoes of the late Richard Griffiths in the revival of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" coming to the Ahmanson Theatre in September.
Griffiths had been scheduled to costar alongside Danny DeVito at the Ahmanson, but the...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Richard A. Lowndes, a flight instructor and master picture framer, died June 15 of complications after heart surgery at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.
The former Riderwood resident was 61.
The son of a Maryland National Bank executive and...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:08 PM
EATON RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — If first impressions are any indication of longevity, Charles Gulliver's first look at his wife, Nina, over 70 years ago was a sign of great things to come.
"She was the prettiest girl I ever saw," said Charles, 88. Then...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Puffing on slim metal tubes loaded with pale yellow liquid, two London businessmen say they have between their lips a cure for what the U.N. calls "one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced".
Electronic cigarettes are the future,...