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  • Early menopause linked to heart disease

    Early menopause may mean a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins Medicine. The researchers say the risk can be twice as high, and doctors should help women avoid early menopause if possible. “If...
  • World Rabies Day observed with pet vaccination clinic

    Calling attention to 2012 World Rabies Day, the Harford County Health Department is collaborating with international rabies experts and 4 Paws Spa and Training Center Inc., a local business in Forest Hill, to offer a low cost pet rabies vaccination clinic...
  • North Laurel/Savage: Family of boy with chronic illness appeals for help

    At 8 years old, Mason Roberts has struggled his entire life. Mason was born with pneumonia and meningitis. They were not sure he would live, but he proved them wrong. He has three lung diseases that have caused many problems, including many more trips...
  • Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.

    Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.
    Public health officials are warning adults and adolescents to get booster shots in the wake of an unusually large number of cases of whooping cough this year around the nation and in Maryland. More than 20,000 cases of the respiratory disease were...
  • Sister Genevieve Kunkel, longtime nun and educator

    Sister Genevieve Kunkel, longtime nun and educator
    Sister Genevieve Kunkel, a professed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 78 years who was known for her spirit and positive attitude, died Wednesday at the age of 101 from complications after hip surgery. Sister Genevieve was a participant...
  • State issues salmonella warning about Trader Joe's peanut butter

    The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is advising consumers not to consume or purchase Trader Joe's brand Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with sea salt because of a potential link to a Salmonella outbreak. The department said...
  • Gene patent case could impact patients, research

    Gene patent case could impact patients, research
    Every time a woman is tested for gene mutations linked to significantly higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer, her blood is sent to a lab in Utah. That's because Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. owns the patents to the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2...
  • 1,750 had possible contact with technician with hepatitis C

    1,750 had possible contact with technician with hepatitis C
    Four Maryland hospitals are offering free hepatitis C testing to at least 1,750 patients who may have been exposed to the viral disease by a traveling medical technician, as state officials launch a broad regulatory review in response to the case. The...
  • Quadriplegic receives computer to help with everyday tasks

    Quadriplegic receives computer to help with everyday tasks
    Shawnice Singletary was driving in Northeast Baltimore in May when someone pulled up next to her car at an intersection and fired a gun at her. Bullets slammed into her face and neck. At the Johns Hopkins Hospital emergency department, doctors saved...
  • Group rallies to paint, landscape house of man with ALS

    Group rallies to paint, landscape house of man with ALS
    The North County community just came up with its own version of the popular television show "Extreme Makeover." Friends of Michelle and Matt O'Reilly, of White Hall, spent several weekends transforming the outside of their 134-year-old house from cracked...
  • 50 years ago: Harford begins polio vaccine push

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, Sept. 27, 1962: A mass vaccination against polio began this week in Harford County schools and churches. The Type 2 vaccine would be given out immediately and the Type 3 vaccine would have to wait...
  • Orioles notes: L.J. Hoes has dedicated his standout season to his late grandfather

    Orioles notes: L.J. Hoes has dedicated his standout season to his late grandfather
    Outfielder L.J. Hoes is expected to be announced Tuesday as this year's winner of the Brooks Robinson Award for the best season by an Orioles minor league hitter. He won't be winning it alone, though, not in his mind anyway. "I really played this...