| Oct 9, 2013
I recently wrote a column about Regnal Jones, the executive director of a wildly successful program that has helped nearly 5,000 students from underrepresented racial and socioeconomic groups enter health professions.
Jones said that he no longer...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:32 PM
According to a recent survey, baby boomers are more concerned about their elderly parents' diminishing driving skills than they are about a family member driving drunk. But talking to their parents about their driving as they get older is difficult.......
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:27 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. gay-rights movement has achieved many victories in recent years — on marriage, military service and other fronts. Yet one vestige of an earlier, more wary era remains firmly in place: the 30-year-old nationwide ban...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:50 AM
More than 1 million men and women in Maryland have one thing in common: They are enrolled in Medicare or Tricare. These programs provide seniors, the disabled and military families the coverage they need to remain healthy and to access the care when...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:59 PM
number of Americans who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Men account for 2,240 cases. An estimated 40,000 will die from the disease.
of black women on Medicare who were told they...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Q: I happened across a study showing that low-sodium diets don't offer benefits to people who aren't otherwise at risk for heart disease. I realized that I've been religiously following a low-sodium diet for years, since it was advised for the general...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Imagine the government ordering millions of new customers to buy from your industry — and giving them money to make purchases.
Now imagine that the government won't tell you how many new customers you'll have, how you'll get paid and that you...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:26 PM
A list on a news and opinion website that ranked Hagerstown among the 15 worst cities to have a baby is rankling local leaders, who called the survey flawed and meaningless.
They aren’t alone.
Sean Mussenden, a lecturer at the University of...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 12:35 PM
When Blake Lynch went to donate blood last spring, hoping to help a friend with sickle-cell anemia, he was turned away.
Not because he is feeble. Or sick. But because he's gay.
"I was embarrassed. It's a very personal question on this questionnaire...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:38 AM
How far will tanners go to keep that orange glow? To indoor tanning beds – even if they are skin cancer patients.
Despite the documented harmful effects of indoor tanning, 1 in 7 skin cancer patients continue to tan after being diagnosed with...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:54 AM
What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine?
Since the 1920s, the Medical...