Dining out can be daunting when you're going through chemo—or maybe not.
Who knew that reviewing Baltimore's restaurants over the past year and a half would happen during a challenging time in my life—and that our local chefs would help me get through it without even...
An increasing number of patients are writing blogs to stay in touch, aid in treatment, and even raise money.
Spirited, high-pitched yelps of Norwegian are coming from the game room at the Hackerman-Patz House across the street from Sinai Hospital.
"He's playing Donkey Kong," explains Silje Lokeng, whose...
An autism specialist’s personal experience inspires a new way to tackle childhood obesity.
Eleven years ago, Dr. SungWoo Kahng moved to Baltimore with his wife to join the staff of the neurobehavioral unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Kahng became so engrossed in his work, treating...
Two senators—and cancer survivors—take their case to the state legislature.
Last year, when the Maryland State Senate took up a bill that would legalize medical use of marijuana, it had one sponsor with a powerful personal connection to the issue.
Sen. David Brinkley, the...
University of Maryland’s telemedicine department extends physicians’ reach.
Deborah Kiel lives in Centreville, the county seat of Queen Anne’s County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It’s a lovely town, with a population of just under 2,000 people, but not necessarily a...
World-class medicine: the best physicians, the best ER, and the people who come here from around the globe to get well.
There are lots of reasons to love living in Baltimore, but perhaps the most reassuring is the quality of our health care, unrivaled by any city in the world. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, often...
A look at life and death in the world’s most advanced emergency room.
Allie Gold remembers being in the golf cart. She doesn’t recall falling out. Having completed her sophomore exams at the Maret School in Washington, D.C., the 16-year-old spent Memorial Day...
Inside Baltimore’s booming health-care tourism industry.
In 2004, Kuwaiti businessman Adel Alzankawi received word that his wife had a malignant tumor. Concerned that local doctors would not be able to remove the growth and save her life, he went to the...
A Baltimore nonprofit restores lives shattered around the world.
“Are you missing something?” the young man asked Clarisse, then a Cameroonian undergraduate student, a day after police broke up a campus protest. “I think I have something that belongs to you.”
An Annapolis mom finds catharsis and clarity in writing about her depression—and helps thousands in the process.
When she's seated next to a stranger on a plane, Therese Borchard of Annapolis is often asked what she does for a living. "Well, I write a mental health blog," Borchard explains.
"How did you get...