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  • Cord blood bank program struggling amid costs and declining usage

    Cord blood bank program struggling amid costs and declining usage

    When Laura Brinkley gave birth to a baby girl last August at Mercy Medical Center, she donated the blood from the umbilical cord in the hope that the stem cells it carried could treat someone with a debilitating disease such as leukemia or sickle-cell anemia. Deciding to donate was easy for Brinkley,...

  • Troubled Spring Grove lacks required citizens advisory board

    Troubled Spring Grove lacks required citizens advisory board

    State law is clear: Every psychiatric hospital operated by the Maryland Department iof Health must have a citizens advisory board to help consult with its administrators. Each does except one — the troubled Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville. By law, the advisory board at Spring Grove...

  • Hospital presidents talk about health issues with business owners

    Hospital presidents talk about health issues with business owners

    Leading a major hospital in an era where health care is a political hot button means having to deal with constant change and uncertainty, the presidents of Baltimore’s two major medical centers told business leaders Wednesday. Dr. Mohan Suntha, speaking to members of the Greater Baltimore Committee,...

  • FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

    FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

    Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs. The supplement, kratom, made from a plant native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in...

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  • Joseph H. Seipp Jr., orthodontist who also taught at UM School of Dentistry

    Joseph H. Seipp Jr., orthodontist who also taught at UM School of Dentistry

    Joseph Henry Seipp Jr., an orthodontist who practiced for more than five decades and taught at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 6 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Lutherville resident was 88. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Riverside section...

  • John H. Ehrhardt III, salesman and lacrosse coach

    John H. Ehrhardt III, salesman and lacrosse coach

    John H. “Jack” Ehrhardt III, a retired salesman and lacrosse coach who was an outstanding athlete during his days at Boys’ Latin School, died Saturday on his 85th birthday at his home in Ocean Isle, N.C. John Henry Ehrhardt III, who was born in Baltimore and raised on East Lake Avenue, was the...

  • Earl 'Pen' Jones, engineer and preservationist

    Earl 'Pen' Jones, engineer and preservationist

    Earl Penuel Jones Jr., a retired mechanical engineer who worked to preserve historic Lutherville, died Nov. 7 of complications of brain cancer at Brookdale Assisted Living in Baltimore County. He was 82. Born in Savannah, Ga., he was the son of Earl P. Jones, a vice president of the Citizens and...

  • Linda J. Stewart, T. Rowe Price senior administrative assistant

    Linda J. Stewart, T. Rowe Price senior administrative assistant

    Linda J. Stewart, a T. Rowe Price senior administrative assistant who was an accomplished musician, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at her Harper House home in Cross Keys. She was 59. “She had only been sick with pancreatic cancer for 10 days before she died. It went that fast,” said a sister,...

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