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  • Are psychedelics the next medical marijuana? [Commentary]

    Are psychedelics the next medical marijuana? [Commentary]
    In March 2014, for the first time in over 40 years, a study of the therapeutic benefits of lysergic acid diethylamide — more commonly known as LSD — was published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. It showed that LSD-assisted psychotherapy...
  • Fighting a killer virus [Editorial]

    Fighting a killer virus  [Editorial]
    The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that officially opened today in Washington is as notable for what isn't on the agenda as for what is. The meeting between President Barack Obama and more than 40 African heads of state has been billed as forum for talks on...
  • 'True Blood' recap, 'May Be the Last Time'

    'True Blood' recap, 'May Be the Last Time'
    We pick things up in Dallas, where Sarah Newlin’s sister, Amber, is cured and has a totally different outlook on life and sisterly love. Pam, Eric and Mr. Gus are trying their best to get info out of her, but Amber tells them that her sister no...
  • After diagnosis, Baylor University star highlights Marfan Syndrome

    After diagnosis, Baylor University star highlights Marfan Syndrome
    The towering height that helped 20-year-old Isaiah Austin shoot to the top ranks of the NBA draft this year also was a symptom of the genetic disorder that, less than one month ago, ended his pro career before it began. But the 7-foot-1-inch Baylor...
  • Understanding Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome

    Understanding Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indiana State Department of Heath announced the nation's first case of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome on May 2. Public health officials are keeping tabs on the virus, which has infected more...
  • In Maryland, smoking could cost you job

    In Maryland, smoking could cost you job
    Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center — whether as a surgeon or security guard — will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco. The Annapolis hospital's new hiring policy might be controversial, but it is...
  • Lead-paint lawsuits dog Kennedy Krieger

    Lead-paint lawsuits dog Kennedy Krieger
    Kimberly Smith believed she was "in good hands" when she rented an East Baltimore rowhouse nearly 20 years ago that was part of a Kennedy Krieger Institute study of lead paint remediation techniques. Kennedy Krieger takes care of children, Smith thought...
  • 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults alcohol related

    1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults alcohol related
    Excessive drinking accounts for 10 percent of deaths among working-age adults, making it the leading cause of preventable death of Americans, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The alcohol use killed...
  • Alzheimer's support group meets second Thursday of the month

    Alzheimer's support group meets second Thursday of the month
    These groups meet regularly. Alzheimer's Support Group — Second Saturday, 10 a.m. Caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementia are invited to attend.¬†Bethany United Methodist Church, ¬†2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City.¬†...
  • 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,...
  • Once a Laurel landmark, sanitarium now forgotten

    Once a Laurel landmark, sanitarium now forgotten
    Much of the information on the Internet about the long-gone Laurel Sanitarium is riddled with errors and repeats old rumors and myths. The truth about this legendary Laurel landmark is quite a story. Sanitariums were common across the country from the...
  • Howard County Pets: Preventing fleas, ticks and other parasites

    Howard County Pets: Preventing fleas, ticks and other parasites
    Q: Considering the cold, snowy winter we just had, can pet owners look forward to any relief this year in dealing with fleas, ticks and other parasites? A: Ahh, if only! Cold winters may reduce the parasite population, but these hardy and horrifying...