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Aileen Abigail Campbell McCausey, nurse and artist, dies

Aileen Abigail Campbell McCausey, a health care provider, author and artist, died Aug. 22 at Integrace Fairhaven in Sykesville after an allergic reaction to medication. She was 98. Mrs. McCausey was one of three children. She was born and grew up in the north of Scotland on the estates of Brahan...

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    Baltimore police arrest homicide suspect and investigate fatal shooting

    Police say a man confessed to killing a woman Friday afternoon, setting officers on a search where they found the victim in a wooded area in the southern Brooklyn neighborhood of Baltimore. The confession came Friday afternoon when Howard County police said a man called them saying he had had just...

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    • Some hope virtual colonoscopies lead to more cancer screening

      Some hope virtual colonoscopies lead to more cancer screening

      Cynthia Bledsoe let her 50th birthday pass without getting the colonoscopy recommended for adults her age. Like many people, she was wary of the procedure that checks for colorectal cancer, and she avoided having it done for nearly four years. Then last year, she asked her physician at Johns Hopkins...

    • FDA recommends donated blood be tested for Zika

      FDA recommends donated blood be tested for Zika

      As Zika infections continue to spread around the nation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended Friday that all donated blood and blood components soon be tested for the mosquito-borne virus. Testing of the blood supply already has begun in Florida and in Puerto Rico, which is particularly...

    • Former Priority Partners employee pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

      Former Priority Partners employee pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

      A former employee of Priority Partners, a Medicaid Managed Care Organization owned by Johns Hopkins HealthCare, pleded guilty to felony Medicaid fraud for altering medical records that caused the Medicaid to improperly pay the company more than $875,000. Inca Elfriede Schultz, 61, of Cudjoe Key,...

    • Chase Brexton union vote to be certified next week, unless health system objects

      Chase Brexton union vote to be certified next week, unless health system objects

      A vote by Chase Brexton Health Care workers to unionize will become official next week unless the clinic's leaders raise concerns about the election before then, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday. The employees, expressing concern over what they said are long workdays, heavy patient...

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    • Rebecca R. Rhoads, Catonsville educator, dies

      Rebecca R. Rhoads, Catonsville educator, dies

      Rebecca R. Rhoads, a retired Baltimore County public schools educator and beach lover, died Tuesday of complications from dementia at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 80. The daughter of Joseph Felton "Buck" Turner and Myrtle Ray Turner, farmers, Rebecca Ray Turner was born and raised in Jackson, N.C.,...

    • Mary C. Gasek

      Mary C. Gasek

      Mary C. Gasek, an accomplished watercolorist who aided her husband in his work as an Episcopal rector in upstate New York, died Aug. 5 of multiple sclerosis at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. She was 90. "Mary Ellen was a great and real lady," said June Finney, a Blakehurst resident...

    • Betsy Kraus Dawson, ethics commission director for Anne Arundel, dies

      Betsy Kraus Dawson, ethics commission director for Anne Arundel, dies

      Betsy Kraus Dawson, an Annapolis attorney who served for 20 years as the executive director of the Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission, died of cancer Wednesday at her Annapolis home. She was 65. "Betsy was a born ethicist who was passionate when it came to the subject of ethics and was devoted...

    • George G. Remmers, educator and Fells Point shop owner, died

      George G. Remmers, educator and Fells Point shop owner, died

      George G. Remmers, a former Baltimore public schools educator who later opened a Fells Point antiques shop, died of complications from a stroke Aug. 8 at Autumn Leaves, a Dallas skilled-nursing center. He was 91. Mr. Remmers had gone to Dallas to celebrate his 91st birthday with his partner of...

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