| Jul 4, 2013
| 2:04 PM
California is home to 5 million Medicare beneficiaries. Our senior citizens deserve quality healthcare at a fair price. However, a new panel in Washington, D.C., is jeopardizing their care.
The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is a 15-person,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Prosecutors hit a legal speed bump Wednesday in the trial of a doctor accused of fatally overprescribing pain pills to two patients when a judge said the evidence — so far — about the cause of death for one of the victims was "less than...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Teenagers don’t get skin cancer. At least, that’s what Katie Carmichael believed.
But an indentation on her leg tells a different story — a scar that remains five years after a specialist removed an inch of flesh, half a centimeter...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 10:06 AM
Absent from the critical debate in Maryland over how to rein in health care spending has been a serious examination of the dangerous and expensive policies that some Maryland health insurers have enacted in the name of cost containment, and their...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Barbara Ann (Punt) May, 56, of Cavetown Church Road in Cavetown, Md., passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at her home.
Born July 23, 1956, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Thomas D. Punt Sr. and Marie E. (Shifflett) Punt.
She was a...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:22 AM
How are your microbes doing today? Yes, your personalized, bazillion little bacteria working their magic in your stomach and intestines and -- if you're to believe many recent reports -- may be causing you problems with auto-immune issues.
| Mar 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:39 AM
MASON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge has ruled that medical marijuana users who follow the state's medical marijuana law may collect unemployment benefits.
The Lansing State Journal reports (http://on.lsj.com/WM6U8a ) Ingham County Circuit Judge...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Dr. Gary S. Hill, an internationally renowned renal pathologist and the former chief of pathology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, died Tuesday from lung cancer. He was 74.
Dr. Hill pioneered a new technique for biopsies of tissue, in addition...
| Jan 30, 2013
The recommended schedule of vaccines for children is safe and has done much to dramatically lower the incidence of devastating illnesses, according to a new national scientific study that was partly led by a Northwestern University professor....
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Nearly three years ago, I stood with neighborhood residents and preservationists before what looked like an abandoned and very sad West Baltimore brick castle. Below its remarkable towers and stout walls on Rayner Avenue, I thought that this venerable old...