| Nov 26, 2007
The product: If you've ever tried to give up smoking -- or been around someone who has--you've probably discovered that quitting isn't easy, even with the help of a patch, pill, gum or spray. Nicotine-replacement products work about 10% to 15% of the...
| Nov 17, 2009
A government panel's recommendation Monday that women under the age of 50 do not need regular mammograms set off a furious debate about the importance of the routine screening tool, leaving many women confused about how best to protect their health.
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Lehigh Valley Health Network physician Alex Rosenau this weekend assumed the presidency of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He took over the position at the college's annual meeting in Seattle. Rosenau was elected to the board in 2006 and...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Howard E. Chaney, a retired Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene official whose career spanned more than three decades, died Sunday of cancer at his Lutherville home. He was 95.
Howard Edward Chaney was born and raised in Baltimore and...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 7:44 PM
A 250-year-old grist mill near the mouth of the Susquehanna River has sat mostly vacant since the end of the Civil War, its thick stone walls serving no purpose but the protection of a few old tools.
Though the building is historic — it was listed...
| Mar 2, 2013
For such a long time, arsenic was the perfect poison.
It is odorless, colorless and tasteless, so it's difficult to detect when slipped into a food or beverage. Its effects are gradual and cumulative — deflecting suspicion from the killer. The...
| Feb 17, 2013
They trip over the ends of each other's sentences as they vie to tout their individual projects and recognize each other's work. They can barely wait to add an encomium or anecdote about their shared passions for health and education.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Dr. Martin Helrich, a pioneering anesthesiologist who had headed the department of anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, died Sunday of complications from heart disease at his Pikesville home.
He was 91.
"Martin was so...
| Jun 6, 2013
At the peak of the outdoor season, confirmed cases of rabies in Virginia are tracking last year's numbers. The Department of Health has recorded 184 cases for 2013, just three shy of the 187 at the same time in 2012 that included five bats, a bear and a...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Anne G. Karlsen, a registered nurse who had worked for the Baltimore County Health Department, died Jan. 25 of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 86.
Anne Bradford Grafflin was born in Baltimore and spent her early years on Wilson Street in...
| May 21, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Dr. Richard J. Bouchard, a retired cardiologist who played an instrumental role in the establishment of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at St. Agnes Hospital, died Saturday from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime...