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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Equality for mental illness

    Ask anyone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness or addiction or sought treatment for a family member or friend with such a condition, getting proper medical care can be a huge challenge. Bad enough that those with an illness may themselves...
  • Karen P. Vojtko, nurse

    Karen P. Vojtko, nurse
    Karen P. Vojtko, who was nurse manager of the cardiac-care and progressive-care units at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where her career spanned more than three decades, died Wednesday of cancer at her Abingdon home. She was 56. "Karen had...
  • New guidelines released for treating high cholesterol

    New guidelines released for treating high cholesterol
    Only people with high cholesterol and a significant risk of heart attack and stroke would be put on statins, under new guidelines released Tuesday by a panel of experts overseen by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology....
  • Laurel Regional Hospital to expand focus on women's health

    Laurel Regional Hospital to expand focus on women's health
    Laurel Regional Hospital officials are in the development stage of a major project that focuses on tackling women's health issues in a big way. According to hospital officials, they hope to soon open a one-stop facility, separate from the main building,...
  • Brigances speak at Aberdeen Proving Ground event honoring disabled people

    Brigances speak at Aberdeen Proving Ground event honoring disabled people
    O.J. and Chanda Brigance, co-founders of the Brigance Brigade Foundation - an organization that supports ALS patients and their families, were the featured guest speakers Wednesday morning at an Aberdeen Proving Ground event honoring the contributions...
  • Maria Trent, on the ascent

    Maria Trent, on the ascent
    Simply referring to Maria Trent, M.D., as a pediatrician is a bit like calling Barack Obama an executive. The Johns Hopkins Children's Center doctor's continuing achievements as a researcher, clinician, professor and advocate for adolescent health...
  • Anglers face dangers from vibrio vulnificus bacterium and fish handler's disease

    Anglers face dangers from vibrio vulnificus bacterium and fish handler's disease
    When Charlie Schneider came back one day in June after being out fishing near his Tilghman Island home, he noticed he was getting chills. His left ankle itched and got worse and worse through the evening. It eventually started to throb a bit, and he...
  • Howard County health briefs

    Calendar Dance classes: Presented by Vantage House, a continuum-of-care retirement community, held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday in the Vantage House auditorium, 5400 Vantage Point Road in Columbia. Dance has shown to improve balance, gait and...
  • Parkville High has case of TB

    Parkville High has case of TB
    About 60 people from Parkville High School may have been exposed to tuberculosis toward the end of the school year, the Baltimore County Health Department said Friday, after an unidentified person — described only as a "young lady" — was...
  • Proposed screening guidelines could prevent lung cancer deaths, doctors say

    Proposed screening guidelines could prevent lung cancer deaths, doctors say
    An influential U.S. health care panel's recommendation for lung cancer screening of high-risk patients could fortify Baltimore-area hospitals' efforts to prevent deaths from the disease, which kills more each year than the next four deadliest cancers...
  • Paul Goodman, construction firm executive and artist

    Paul Goodman, construction firm executive and artist
    Paul Goodman, a retired construction company executive and artist, died July 18 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Fox Hill, an assisted-living facility in Bethesda. The former longtime Pikesville resident was 96. The son of Abraham Goodman, a...
  • Study finds planned CSX transfer station could have negative impact

    Study finds planned CSX transfer station could have negative impact
    Despite the industrial train tracks about 100 feet beyond her back fence, Laurie Weishorn's neat, tree-lined backyard in Southwest Baltimore can seem like an oasis of suburban quiet on a low-humidity summer afternoon. After 22 years in Morrell Park,...