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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Battle against sickle cell disease has local roots [Ellicott City]

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sickle cell disease affects an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 Americans. It is most prevalent in people with ancestors from Africa, South or Central America, the Caribbean, Mediterranean countries,...
  • Chef raising dough for National Kidney Foundation of Maryland gala

    Chef raising dough for National Kidney Foundation of Maryland gala
    When Ben Simpkins was 16, he was involved in an auto accident that turned out to be more of a lucky break than a tragedy. During an examination that followed, doctors discovered the teenager's kidneys were failing. Without immediate action, Simpkins,...
  • Local spice makers defend safety after FDA report

    Local spice makers defend safety after FDA report
    Spice makers in Baltimore defended their food handling practices after a Food and Drug Administration report said that 12 percent of imported spices were contaminated with insects, animal hair and other things over a two-year period. While acknowledging...
  • O.J. Brigance celebrates 44th birthday in event at Pimlico Race Course

    O.J. Brigance celebrates 44th birthday in event at Pimlico Race Course
    Six years ago, Ravens senior adviser to player development and former linebacker O.J. Brigance was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. And Brigance celebrated his 44th birthday Tuesday night at Pimlico Race Course in a Southwest-themed party...
  • Healthy Harford urges residents to live healthy

    Harford County residents can get on the path to healthy living Saturday while participating in Zumba classes, cooking demonstrations and health screenings during the second annual Healthy Harford Day at the Bel Air Farmers Market. The free event, hosted...
  • Mother's suicide leads documentarian to make candid film (Hudson's Corner)

    When I returned to my childhood home, I discovered 300 family Civil War letters. I have transcribed them, but nothing more. Not so Kathy Leichter. The Cornell graduate and daughter of former New York State senator Franz Leichter left Pittsburgh's public...
  • National Institute on Aging research studies deserve attention [Senior Circles]

    Summer is officially over. Thoughts of summers past came to the forefront while on vacation in Ocean City, during the changeover from summer to fall. While sitting with my husband on the boardwalk one evening, watching all the people go by, I wondered...
  • Mental illness and gun violence

    During the past two years our nation has witnessed horrible gun violence by people with mental illnesses. These shootings have forever linked mental illness and violence in the minds of many Americans. Yet most mentally ill people who are arrested are...
  • Howard County datebook Datebook

    Sunday, Oct. 6 Festival The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew hosts its sixth annual Multi-Cultural Festival beginning at 11:30 a.m. at 7271 Eden Brook Drive in Columbia. Event features live entertainment by the region's most popular ethnic musicians and...
  • We need a new model of mental health treatment

    In the last few years the American public has been horrified by the reports of murder and other acts of violence by people with very obvious mental illnesses. I believe that there is bias in the mental health treatment delivery system which fosters a...
  • Why I Run: Baltimore Running Festival participants share their inspirational stories

    Why I Run: Baltimore Running Festival participants share their inspirational stories
    Runners set goals — and don't look back. They strive to cut those extra few minutes from their times. They have to go a quarter-mile farther each time, then a half-mile, then a mile. And beyond. They push their bodies. They want to push...
  • Record hatchery production aids bay's oysters

    Record hatchery production aids bay's oysters
    Government agencies and nonprofit groups have produced and planted a record 1.25 billion baby native oysters in Maryland waters this year, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday, declaring it a milestone in the long-running effort to restore the Chesapeake...