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  • Retirement community plans for future with expansion

    Retirement community plans for future with expansion
    If the development plan receives zoning approval on Monday, Aug. 25, four buildings that serve as residences on the campus of the Charlestown Retirement Community will be razed and replaced with two updated buildings along with a parking lot expansion....
  • Dementia risk falling, but remains a threat [Senior Circles]

    On my way to a meeting one morning last month, I heard on my car radio, "Dementia risk falling in the West." This was good news and definitely intriguing and worth some research as to why. After the meeting, I engaged Ilene Rosenthal in discussion on...
  • Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network

    Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network
    Faced with the threats of viruses like H1N1 influenza and SARS in recent years, scientists including the University of Maryland's Dr. Robert Gallo sought a way to prepare for future outbreaks — founding the Baltimore-based Global Virus Network in...
  • In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness

    In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness
    Physicians, public health officials and mental health advocates hope the death of Robin Williams will bring new attention to suicide, the little-discussed and less-understood phenomenon that now ranks among the top 10 causes of death in the United States....
  • Hopkins expert on cholesterol and heart disease dies at 74

    Hopkins expert on cholesterol and heart disease dies at 74
    A professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins who was an authority on lipid disorders and advocate for routine cholesterol screening in children died Friday of prostate cancer at the age of 74, Hopkins officials said. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr. founded the...
  • New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses

    New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses
    William Smith's disease has grim milestones. At 2, the Gambrills triplet known as Mick couldn't walk or talk as well as his siblings. In kindergarten, he started losing language and motor skills. At 12, he needed a wheelchair and a feeding tube....
  • Confronting Ebola fears [Commentary]

    Confronting Ebola fears [Commentary]
    Monrovia, Liberia — We sat in a waiting room of a health clinic here, talking about our fears. As a midwifery and nursing educator working in Liberia for Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, I had been asked to help update health workers...
  • Local researchers get in on Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money, awareness for ALS

    Local researchers get in on Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money, awareness for ALS
    The hottest Facebook trend right now is ice. The "Ice Bucket Challenge" became a fundraising bonanza in recent weeks for the ALS Association, which has garnered about 107,000 new donors — about 31/2 times the number of people who have...
  • Harford individuals, groups take Ice Bucket Challenge

    Harford individuals, groups take Ice Bucket Challenge
    Unless you live in a cave, just about everyone has heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Facebook and other Internet sites are covered with videos of people, including hundreds from Harford County, dumping buckets of ice-cold water over themselves....
  • University of Maryland wins grant to study STDs

    University of Maryland wins grant to study STDs
    The University of Maryland schools of dentistry and medicine have won a five-year $10.7 million federal grant to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases. The schools had just finished a $12 million five-year grant...
  • Md. health officials monitoring for mosquito-borne chikungunya virus after Fla. case reported

    Md. health officials monitoring for mosquito-borne chikungunya virus after Fla. case reported
    State health officials are urging Marylanders to be wary of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus and, now, the dengue-like virus chikungunya — raising concerns after it was reported in a Florida man Thursday. The chikungunya case is...
  • Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine

    Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine
    Public health officials have just one tactic to battle the unrelenting Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa — quarantine — but as the disease continues to spread, scientists in Maryland are among those close to discovering other weapons....