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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Kidney facts

    Numbers game • More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and most don't know it. • Half of Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime. • Currently, one in eight Marylanders has kidney disease, and...
  • FDA updates jerky-treat investigation

    FDA updates jerky-treat investigation
    The federal Food and Drug Administration today released an update on its investigation into jerky pet treats: As of Sept. 24, the agency says, more than 3,600 pets have become ill and 580 have died after eating the snacks. In a fact sheet, the FDA...
  • Pedal power brings fight against rare disease to Davidsonville

    Al DeCesaris turned his bicycle off Central Avenue and into the parking lot of Davidsonville Elementary School and pedaled about 100 yards before he was greeted by a band of loud, cheering fourth-graders carrying homemade signs and posters. DeCesaris,...
  • Grant targets continuing lead poisoning threats in Baltimore

    Grant targets continuing lead poisoning threats in Baltimore
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to help educate Baltimore families about the risks to young children of lead poisoning, which despite progress made in reducing exposure over the years still affects nearly 3,000 youngsters...
  • Mental illness and guns

    If you believe that early intervention by mental health professionals in the lives of people with serious psychiatric disorders will prevent future mass shootings like the ones in Newtown, Conn., or Tucson, Ariz., you probably are in for a disappointment:...
  • Excess weight can increase breast cancer risk, researchers say

    Excess weight can increase breast cancer risk, researchers say
    Mother and daughter Angela and Candi Watts were both diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. After a two-year battle, they are both disease-free, but the war continues. The new enemy is their waistlines. Scientists have discovered that excess weight not...
  • 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 —...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Murder and psychosis

    Maryland's new Center for Excellence on Early Intervention for Serious Mental Illness holds out the promise that for some people with mental illness — especially psychosis — early intervention may reduce the chance, already small, that they...
  • 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,...