| Feb 16, 2012
| 11:56 AM
The shortage of the cancer drug Methotrexate has many of you asking the question: "How could this ever be allowed to happen?" The American Cancer Society is concerned too.
"If it affects patient care and patient health, then American Cancer Society...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 3:56 PM
Audrey Leigh Ridenour, 77, of Hagerstown, Md., died after a long illness, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.
Born Jan. 28, 1935, in Fairfax Station, Va., Audrey was the daughter of the late Herbert Schley Barker and Ola Marie DeBusk...
| Apr 21, 2012
Don Backe and Karl Guerra share more than a love for sailing: After their lives were transformed by tragedy, both men used the sport and the organization they now run to regain their sense of purpose.
Backe helped found Chesapeake Region Accessible...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:18 PM
For the first time in the six years since Victoria Chakwin was diagnosed with a deadly lung disease, the gown she wears won't be hospital issue.
The 18-year-old from Martinsburg, W.Va., will go to her senior prom Saturday night in a red-and-black...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 10:19 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Prosecutors have dropped the murder case against tennis umpire Lois Goodman, who had been accused of bludgeoning her husband to death with a coffee mug.
Law enforcement sources tell the Los Angeles Times that the investigation is ongoing,...
| Nov 19, 2012
For one in six Americans on Medicare, mostly seniors age 65 and older, the "doughnut hole" remains an expensive gap in coverage. The addition, in 2006, of Medicare Part D to the government's health insurance program, promised prescription coverage —...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 2:26 PM
BLACKSBURG — With his dad spotting him Friday in Virginia Tech's football weight room, Chase Ringler desperately threw every ounce of his 54-pound body into trying to bench press the 45-pound bar above him. At first, the bar barely budged, but he...
| Nov 28, 2012
Nephrologists are only too familiar with dialysis patients challenged by disabilities and myriad health issues.
But a recent study by Johns Hopkins University found that a simple quiz to determine how well dialysis patients perform daily living tasks...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 11:41 PM
My friend and I are Hispanic baby boomers. Unfortunately, we both suffer from chronic illnesses. My friend has rheumatoid arthritis and has a handicapped placard that we use when I drive her to and from her appointments. Earlier this week, we tried to...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 1:12 PM
Wearing a black pencil skirt revealing a 10-inch scar that goes through her knee Lorri Winter walks across the room with swagger showing what she playfully calls her "America's Next Top Model" walk.
Three months following knee replacement surgery swagger...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Frances F. Trader, who worked in billing at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Sept. 28 of pneumonia at Stella Maris Hospice.
The longtime Rodgers Forge resident was 89.
A daughter of Italian immigrants, Frances Fina was born in Baltimore and raised in Little...