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  • Laws surrounding mental illness make it harder for victims to get treatment

     Laws surrounding mental illness make it harder for victims to get treatment
    Regarding your recent editorial "Mental Illness and guns" (Oct. 23), I appreciate your view that mental illness and the need for early intervention are issues that must be considered separately from the issue of gun control. As the parent of an adult...
  • Lead is still poisoning our children

    Lead is still poisoning our children
    What if there was a completely preventable disease that affected one in 38 American children under the age of six and Congress effectively eliminated the funding that supports efforts to eradicate the cause of the disease? There is such a disease —...
  • Maryland needs podiatrists

    Maryland needs podiatrists
    Most Marylanders are not aware of the shortage of one type medical specialists that will affect health care availability for decades: Podiatrists. Podiatry is the medical specialty that deals with foot and ankle injuries and disease. Don't laugh. This...
  • Containing polio

    Containing polio
    Officials at the World Health Organization warned this week that a recent outbreak of polio among children in Syria potentially could threaten the entire region unless urgent steps are taken to halt its spread. The United Nations reported that the two-...
  • Overcoming ovarian cancer, St. Paul's volleyball's Mattie Bayne steps up as leader

    Overcoming ovarian cancer, St. Paul's volleyball's Mattie Bayne steps up as leader
    St. Paul’s volleyball player Mattie Bayne spent much of the summer before ninth grade doing all the things that other 14-year-old girls do. She didn’t think much of the sharp pains in her side, but fortunately for Bayne, her mother did....
  • Senior briefs

    Annapolis Center These activities will be offered at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818. 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' The event takes place at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Seniors are encouraged to...
  • Arthur Jones, out with viral infection, thankful for 'amazing news'

    Arthur Jones, out with viral infection, thankful for 'amazing news'
    Ravens starting defensive lineman Arthur Jones is a happy man, writing a series of positive updates on social media Friday night after being sidelined for the past few weeks with an illness. Jones has been dealing with a viral infection near his heart...
  • O.J. Brigance continues fight against ALS, makes appearance at Stone's Cove KitBar

    O.J. Brigance continues fight against ALS, makes appearance at Stone's Cove KitBar
    O.J. Brigance counts every day as a blessing, bravely embracing his trying circumstances as the former Ravens linebacker battles a cruel, undefeated disease. The Ravens' senior adviser to player development was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral...
  • Local surgeon helps in Syria, where health care system is overwhelmed

    Local surgeon helps in Syria, where health care system is overwhelmed
    Dr. Adam Kushner agreed to go to Syria last month to help in any way he was needed. And when the Baltimore surgeon got there, the work was waiting for him. In the hours before he arrived at a small hospital in the northern province of Aleppo, a nearby...
  • Health Department recognizes World Rabies Day

    For the sixth consecutive year, the Harford County Health Department is partnering with the 4 Paws Spa and Training Center Inc. and international rabies experts to recognize World Rabies Day. Through its low cost rabies vaccination clinic to be held on...
  • Here's how to be an activist protecting the Patapsco River Valley [Elkridge]

    The Patapsco Heritage Greenway Inc. is dedicated to preserving, protecting, interpreting and restoring the environment, history and culture of the Patapsco River Valley. If you are interested in becoming an environmental activist, here are a few of...
  • U.S. must restore biomedical research funding

    U.S. must restore biomedical research funding
    To us, biomedical research is not an abstract idea funded by wasteful government spending. It is work done by driven and passionate young people like ourselves who want to save lives -- but that work requires money, resources, and time.  We are a...