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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Newborn screening would save lives [Commentary]

    Newborn screening would save lives [Commentary]
    Maryland is justifiably proud of being a leader in many health care initiatives. Yet when it comes to adopting a simple policy that would save the lives of babies, Maryland policymakers are sadly behind much of the nation. While more than half of babies...
  • Image databank could help diagnose children's brain diseases

    Image databank could help diagnose children's brain diseases
    Johns Hopkins researchers are well on their way to building a digital library of children's brain images, which they say eventually will give doctors around the world access to a free Google-like search engine that could help diagnose and treat...
  • Ask the Pet Expert | Hairballs could be a sign of bigger problems

    Ask the Pet Expert | Hairballs could be a sign of bigger problems
    My cats have always had occasional hairballs, but one cat seems to have more than most — two or three a week. How can I prevent them, and should I worry? Unfortunately, cats that vomit hairballs two or three times per week may be suffering from...
  • Happy animals, local meat

    Happy animals, local meat
    Even in frigid weather, Ginger Myers' pigs are happy. "As cold as it gets, the pigs are out there, snorting and playing like kids bundled up and running around," says the owner of Evermore Farm, a family-owned livestock and produce farm in Westminster....
  • Through the mental health revolving door [Letter]

    As a parent of a child suffering for 14 years from a devastating severe mental illness — one that includes zero awareness and utter denial that the illness exists — I am bewildered why Maryland has failed to create an assisted outpatient...
  • Dr. Thomas R. Hendrix, leader in the fields of gastric and liver disease

    Dr. Thomas R. Hendrix, leader in the fields of gastric and liver disease
    Dr. Thomas Russell Hendrix, a leader in the fields of gastric and liver disease, died of complications from heart surgery Dec. 23 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 93 and lived in Roland Park before moving to Chestertown. Dr. Hendrix, who pioneered...
  • Managing mental illness [Letter]

    Regarding John J. Boronow and Steven S. Sharfstein's recent commentary on mental illness, I said the same thing, albeit more bluntly and without a clinical diagnosis, in a 2007 unpublished letter to the editor ("Close the mental health revolving door,"...
  • Close the mental health revolving door [Commentary]

    Close the mental health revolving door [Commentary]
    Treatment refusal occurs in medical/surgical settings across the world every day: a child with leukemia resisting a painful bone-marrow biopsy, an elderly man with Alzheimer's fighting his medication, a woman awakening from a coma and demanding release....
  • Flu cases on the rise in Maryland

    Flu cases on the rise in Maryland
    After a slow start to flu season in Maryland, physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they are starting to see a jump in cases around the state. Trish M. Perl, a professor of medicine and pathology at Johns Hopkins Medicine,...
  • Hopkins to tackle cancer with $90 million bequest

    Hopkins to tackle cancer with $90 million bequest
    Johns Hopkins University scientists will share in one of the largest one-time philanthropic gifts for cancer research ever made, $540 million aimed at preventing and curing the disease, officials are scheduled to announce today. The $90 million marked...
  • Racism may make black men age faster, UMCP study finds

    Racism may make black men age faster, UMCP study finds
    Black men who experience "high levels" of racism and internalize it may age more quickly, according to a new University of Maryland, College Park study. Though it is well known that African-Americans suffer disproportionally from illness compared to...
  • Fewer Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer

    Fewer Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer
    Americans are being diagnosed with fewer cases of lung cancer, the most deadly type of the disease, largely because of efforts to curb tobacco use, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The report comes...