| Oct 5, 2009
The human brain has roughly the consistency of barely congealed jelly, encased in a bony helmet with just a little room to move.
That snug fit likely evolved to protect the brain against most of the bumps and knocks humans would suffer in the course of...
| Nov 30, 2009
Some drugs are so common that consumers -- at their peril -- don't think twice about them. But each drug, whether prescription or over-the-counter, poses risks. To highlight these risks, we offer up a few details on five of the most-prescribed...
| Nov 8, 2013
Stroll end to end at IndieCade, a now-annual game festival and conference in Culver City, and there’s as much for the spectator as there is for the player.
Look right, and four people are walking around with robots on their heads, walk left and...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:08 PM
As the temperature eclipsed 90 degrees for the sixth day in a row on Friday, and the heat index once again climbed into the mid-100s, the steamy mix is beginning to take a toll on the health of residents.
Dr. Neil Roy, vice chairman of the Meritus...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Picnics, pool parties, and endless days of outdoor activity can only mean one thing: summer is officially under way. While summer can be a fun-filled time for both children and adults, it also carries an increased risk of injury. So when you are out and...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Q: With all this talk about sports stars and head injuries, I am worried if my kids should even be involved in sports. I make sure they wear a helmet when they ride their bikes but they don’t wear helmets in all their other sports. A: Head...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Health officials continue to investigate how contaminated hot water sickened nearly two dozen people at the Johns Hopkins at Keswick complex Monday, but the case is similar to previous ones involving faulty water-heating systems that let chemicals mix...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:04 PM
At least 12 people with symptoms of illness were reported at Johns Hopkins at Keswick in North Baltimore on Monday, almost a week after nearly two dozen people fell ill from a contaminated water source at the hospital and university system's...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Officials on Tuesday continued investigating the second round of illnesses in less than a week at a North Baltimore office building but did not quickly find a link between the two bouts.
Still, officials overseeing the investigation are confident that...