| Feb 10, 2011
| 9:39 PM
The U.S. Department of Labor has opened an inquiry into the employee retirement plan of a taxpayer-funded mental health clinic in Baltimore after former workers said money deducted from their paychecks as far back as 2009 never reached their retirement...
| May 11, 2011
| 6:45 PM
A geneticist who has used the hormone-suppressing drug Lupron to treat children with autism failed Wednesday to persuade the Maryland Board of Physicians to lift its summary suspension of his medical license.
Dr. Mark Geier, who holds medical licenses in...
| May 4, 2011
| 8:51 PM
A doctor nationally known for treating autism with a drug sometimes used to chemically castrate sex offenders has been suspended from practicing medicine in his home state of Maryland after state officials determined that he is putting children at risk....
| May 8, 2011
| 6:24 AM
Dawn Cofiell was adamantly opposed to delivering her son Donovan by cesarean section three years ago, but a complication made it unavoidable.
The experience was so smooth, pain-free and convenient that she surprised her doctor with requests to plan the...
| Nov 6, 2010
| 10:46 PM
Kevin Brown knew he was hooked on crack cocaine. That was obvious each time he set off on another smoking binge. But Brown says he never imagined that he also suffered from a mental illness until he walked into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc.
A day or...
| May 6, 2011
| 8:42 AM
A day after Dr. Mark Geier's medical license was suspended in Maryland over allegations of putting children with autism at risk, state officials were seeking to remove his son from a state commission that advises the governor on the disorder.
| Jan 20, 2011
| 5:07 PM
The state's top health official laid out new oversight measures Thursday aimed at better policing taxpayer-funded drug treatment and mental health providers.
Among the steps Health Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein presented to lawmakers: monitoring the...
| May 11, 2011
| 5:49 PM
After her daughter Jodie was diagnosed with autism, Alison Singer went online, searching desperately for anything that looked like it might help her little girl.
She tried gluten-free and casein-free diets and supplements. She sprinkled something...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 12:06 PM
For the typical adult, getting to the gym requires manipulation. You know it's good for you, that you'll feel better after you do it, and that you might actually lose weight and look great if you continue your daily sweat sessions.
But for some on the...
| Oct 26, 2010
This summer, new health insurance programs aimed at people with preexisting medical conditions began accepting applications around the country. The plans target one of the key promises of the health-care overhaul: Everyone, even people with checkered...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 3:02 PM
Go ahead and bang a drum, hang from the curtains and spin that hula hoop. Area gym instructors say it's good for you, even if you don't realize it.
The unconventional workouts are part of a movement to keep the masses focused on their fitness by...