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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Scientists have better understanding of Alzheimer's [Senior Circles]

    Scientists have better understanding of Alzheimer's [Senior Circles]
    Every June I like to share what I learned at the Maryland Gerontological Association's annual spring conference. MGA's 32nd conference, held June 4 at Charlestown, in Catonsville, with the theme "Outlooks on Aging: Renew, Redefine and Reform," and...
  • Howard Co. establishes task force to assess mental health issues

    Howard Co. establishes task force to assess mental health issues
    Howard County is creating a task force charged with developing a comprehensive behavioral health action plan for the county — one that officials say is needed, in part, in response to the January shooting deaths at The Mall in Columbia. "When we...
  • Patients turn to fecal transplants to cure infection

    Patients turn to fecal transplants to cure infection
    Extra attention to hygiene means fewer germs are infecting people in health care settings these days, but particularly hardy bacteria called Clostridium difficile are defying the trend — and even gaining in strength. Patients endure round after...
  • Greenberg donation spurs bladder cancer institute

    Greenberg donation spurs bladder cancer institute
    A gift from the Glyndon-based Erwin and Stephanie Greenberg Foundation is sparking the formation of a bladder cancer institute at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Husband and wife Erwin L. Greenberg and Stephanie Cooper Greenberg have pledged $15...
  • Officials warn residents about extreme heat

    Officials warn residents about extreme heat
    State health officials have begun tracking the heat and heat-related illnesses and are reminding residents to take precautions when the temperature rises. Last year, there were 17 confirmed heat-related deaths in the summer months, down from 46 in 2012,...
  • Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns

    Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns
    On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease. An Internet search for "sell...
  • Aspiring Edgewood writer, 13, wins national essay contest

    Aspiring Edgewood writer, 13, wins national essay contest
    Josiah Taft of Edgewood is the first-place winner in a national patriotic essay contest sponsored by the National Society of Colonial Wars Inc. Josiah, the son of Brad and MaryAnn Taft, is 13 years old and in eighth grade. He has been home-schooled...
  • Mother's illness draws daughter closer

    Mother's illness draws daughter closer
    Sometimes, late at night, Glennae Williams is startled awake by a crash. "Are you ok, Ma?" she calls to her mother. Her mother, DaVeeda White, has fallen again. She gets up to use the bathroom and her legs collapse, just as they have been collapsing...
  • Cat seems to lack energy

    My older cat seems more lethargic than usual. What might be causing this? As cats age, many develop associated geriatric disorders, as people do. Often, these age-related issues can creep up so slowly that they go almost unnoticed, or are simply...
  • Survey finds oysters regaining 'foothold' in Bay

    Survey finds oysters regaining 'foothold' in Bay
    Maryland's depleted oyster population has more than doubled since 2010, state officials reported Wednesday, giving state scientists hope the bivalves are on track to regain a "substantial foothold" in the Chesapeake Bay after being devastated by...
  • Bereaved Parents meets third Wednesdays

    Bereaved Parents meets third Wednesdays
    These groups meet regularly. Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group — Third Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., at Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City, 3100 N. Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-465-2288. Bereaved Parents, USA — Third Wednesday, 8 p.m....
  • May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Harford

    May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Harford
    The Harford County Health Department and a local advocacy group are warning residents their spring and summer outdoor activities could put them at risk for Lyme disease, the most common vector borne disease in the United States. A bacterial disease, the...