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...
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 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...
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 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...
From fancy chairs to high-tech photos, dentists get wired and inspired.
Remember that goopy, chalky-tasting stuff in the mold that the dentist made you keep in your mouth for what seemed like forever so he could make an impression for a crown or inlay?
It made an...
The role of the D.D.S. may move closer to that of the M.D.
When New York dentist Catrise Austin began offering rapid HIV tests to her dental patients last August, she was surprised at how receptive they were to the idea. "A lot have said, 'Wow, you just...
On the ground with Baltimore doctors and nurses responding to the Haitian earthquake.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: Ten days after the massive Jan. 12 earthquake that killed an estimated 200,000 people and left another 1.2 million homeless, Dr. Ken Crawford and Dr. Agha Khan, Baltimore...
Local stem cell researchers offer hope for patients—and a boon to Maryland's economy.
Nancy Rusk's toddler, Bryan, had just turned three when his stomach began to harden. On the next trip to his pediatrician, she pointed it out to the doctor.
"The only odd thing I'd noticed up to that...