| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:13 PM
As a full-time student and single mother of five, Theclia Holloway had little time to spare for a mammogram. So she put it off for two years, and when the doctor called her in for more extensive tests after the mammogram, she was in the midst of midterms,...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Dr. Alan Ross, a longtime faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University whose love of numbers fed his career and also an enjoyment of baseball, died Sept. 7 at Roland Park Place. He was 87.
He was born in Oxford, Ohio, to E.C and Madeliene Ross, and...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:34 PM
As climate change heats our oceans, you’d expect temperature-sensitive marine species to flee poleward to cooler waters. So why have some headed to warmer regions toward the equator?
Scientists have solved the puzzle. For the most part, these...
| Sep 9, 2013
Over the next few days, the largest national group of unions, the AFL-CIO, meets in Los Angeles to look at ways to stem the long-term decline of American unions. African Americans and other people of color have a lot at stake.
Many people think of a...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Last week: Dolphins, your wins mean a lot more than you may think. A recent article by Pierre Chandon in Forbes Magazine brought to light how much we need our sports teams to win ... for our health. The article cites a study by Cornil and Chandon that...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:20 PM
SEATTLE A frugal Seattle attorney who nurtured a secret fortune for more than 40 years before his death in September has bequeathed Seattle Children's Research Institute the largest charitable gift in the hospital's 106-year history.
| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Theodore C. Houk, known as Baltimore County's running doctor, is on the road again — only slower, on a shorter leash. He walks a half-mile or so at a time now, stepping with a cane, a metal frame on his right leg, working back to the conspicuously...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:06 AM
The University of Maryland, College Park was included on a list of the "Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities" released by national advocacy group Campus Pride Tuesday.
The university was the only Maryland school to make the list, which was...
| Aug 28, 2012
Dr. R. Palmer Beasley, an epidemiologist whose pivotal research on hepatitis B in Taiwan first linked the virus to liver cancer, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Houston. He was 76.
His death was announced by the University of Texas...
| Oct 23, 2012
E. Donnall Thomas, a physician who pioneered the use of bone marrow transplants in leukemia patients and won the 1990 Nobel Prize in medicine, died Saturday in Seattle of heart disease. He was 92.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:12 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — On a recent afternoon, Homer Gaines hiked with girlfriend Tami Stillwell to the gusty peak of Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay, bent down on one knee and slipped a topaz and white-sapphire ring on her finger, capturing the...