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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]

    Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]
    Wednesday is the 30-year anniversary of the day my colleagues and I reported that a new retrovirus, now known as HIV, was the agent causing AIDS. We also announced the development of an effective HIV blood test and the capacity to continuously produce the...
  • Ask the Pet Expert | Tick prevention

    Ask the Pet Expert | Tick prevention
    My dog gets a Lyme disease shot every year and takes Sentinel regularly, but I'm nervous about ticks. We look for them every time he's outside. I have never used Frontline or anything like it because I don't like the chemicals in the house. Is there...
  • Wrong to stigmatize mental illness [Letter]

    Wrong to stigmatize mental illness [Letter]
    I read the commentary by Richard E. Vatz ("Stigma can be a good thing," April 8) in which he claimed that some mentally ill deserve a stigma. I wish I can say that I enjoyed his views, but I am very disappointed that someone employed as a professor at...
  • Gerry Sandusky's book tells 'a son's story of love, loss and life' from NFL sidelines

    Gerry Sandusky's book tells 'a son's story of love, loss and life' from NFL sidelines
    Long before his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Gerry Sandusky was a good friend to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter. Subsequent sad circumstances have made the Sparks resident's earlier connection to the group even more...
  • Inaugural 5K seeks to boost limb loss awareness

    Inaugural 5K seeks to boost limb loss awareness
    Laurel resident Lisa Willis is looking forward to wearing a royal blue and lime green ribbon to brighten the spring landscape during the Limb Loss 5K Community Walk/Roll at Granville Gude Park on Saturday. Organized by the newly formed Amputee...
  • There's good science behind Alzheimer's screening recommendation [Letter]

    In her commentary, Susan Peschin criticizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for not finding evidence of benefit for screening for dementia as based on sound science ("Alzheimer's again gets short shrift," April 14). On what else should such a...
  • Screening for Alzheimer's carries its own risks [Letter]

    I write in response to Susan Peschin's recent commentary on Alzheimer's disease ("Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift," April 14). Ms. Peschin contends that we are not doing enough to screen for Alzheimer's Disease, and she faults the U.S....
  • Howard County health digest

    Blood donations The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is requesting blood donations. Eligible donors can call 800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment. Platelet donors should call 800-272-2123. Dance classes...
  • Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month sheds light on problem

    Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month sheds light on problem
    When a plant is listed as invasive, how far does it spread? How far apart should I plant bamboo for a privacy screen? How far? "Invasive" doesn't mean garden-variety nuisance — it means a foreign invader spreading aggressively until it has...
  • Pesticide law will help Maryland farmworkers [Letter]

    Pesticide law will help Maryland farmworkers [Letter]
    Your coverage of the 2014 General Assembly session failed to mention an important bill that was passed to create a database for collecting, assessing and reporting pesticide use ("Wage Hike, new marijuana bills OK'd as session ends," April 8). Each year...
  • Baltimore-based cruise ship set to depart tonight despite viral outbreak

    Baltimore-based cruise ship set to depart tonight despite viral outbreak
    For the second time in two weeks, a Baltimore-based cruise ship is dealing with an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness. The Grandeur of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean ship, has reported nearly 100 passengers on a seven-day cruise that departed April 5...
  • Harrison's Heroes raise money to fight kidney disease

    Harrison's Heroes raise money to fight kidney disease
    It was during a routine 20-week ultrasound that Rose and Jeffrey Karlan first learned something might be wrong. The couple was expecting their first child, a routine pregnancy. Suddenly, that changed when the technician said there might be complications....