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  • Sue T. Brown, psychologist group director

    Sue T. Brown, psychologist group director
    Sue T. Brown, who served as executive director of the Maryland Psychological Association for nearly three decades, died July 10 of complications from metastatic melanoma at her Columbia home. She was 73. Sue Taylor was born in Seattle and raised in...
  • Howard County health briefs

    Calendar Dance classes: Presented by Vantage House, a continuum-of-care retirement community, held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday in the Vantage House auditorium, 5400 Vantage Point Road in Columbia. Dance has shown to improve balance, gait and...
  • FDA takes a stand on cigarettes

    FDA takes a stand on cigarettes
    Last week the federal Food and Drug Administration quietly did something that it has never done before. For the first time in its history, the agency charged with protecting the public from harmful foods and medicines rejected a bid by the tobacco...
  • Five things you need to know about Sinclair in wake of Allbritton, WJLA deal

    Five things you need to know about Sinclair in wake of Allbritton, WJLA deal
    You have to admire the financial muscle if nothing else of Baltimore's Sinclair Broadcast Group. How many companies in Baltimore can pony up just under a billion dollars and become headquarters to a high-visibility Washington media institution like...
  • Parkville High has case of TB

    Parkville High has case of TB
    About 60 people from Parkville High School may have been exposed to tuberculosis toward the end of the school year, the Baltimore County Health Department said Friday, after an unidentified person — described only as a "young lady" — was...
  • Paid sick leave for food workers makes us all healthier

    Paid sick leave for food workers makes us all healthier
    Baltimore's Restaurant Week, which recently ended, can be an occasion for reflection as well as celebration. Until recently, I was a Baltimore restaurant worker, with minor interruptions, for more than seven years. In my experience, no restaurant employee...
  • End turtle derbies for animals', humans' sake, activists, experts say

    End turtle derbies for animals', humans' sake, activists, experts say
    Turtle derbies are almost as old as the republic, and still a staple in Maryland, a state that loves its terrapins. But conservationists and wildlife biologists say it's time to end this tradition, for the sake of the animals supposedly being celebrated....
  • Community health worker helps lower barriers in sickle cell treatment

    Community health worker helps lower barriers in sickle cell treatment
    Sharon Johnson is not a physician or scientific researcher. She has never been trained as a nurse. Her most recent prior occupation was as office manager in a dental practice. Yet colleagues say she's a bundle of compassion, a quick study and a genius at...
  • Helping the cause in their Syrian homeland

    Helping the cause in their Syrian homeland
    After months of watching the uprising in Syria, spreading support through social media and raising money to offset the suffering, Dr. Hassan Masri thought he understood the devastation that that revolution has brought to his parents' homeland. But during...
  • Kernan hospital changing name

    Kernan hospital changing name
    Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Hospital is changing its name to better reflect its ties to the University of Maryland Medical System. The hospital will be known as the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute effective...
  • Federal medical research cuts decried at Hopkins

    Federal medical research cuts decried at Hopkins
    The head of the nation's medical research agency and leaders of Johns Hopkins hospital and medical school warned Monday that progress in fighting diseases could be slowed, jobs lost and scientists driven overseas unless across-the-board federal funding...
  • NFL, former players reach $765 million settlement over concussions

    NFL, former players reach $765 million settlement over concussions
    The National Football League and more than 4,500 retired players, including former Ravens and Baltimore Colts, reached a $765 million settlement Thursday over concussion-related lawsuits. The settlement comes a week before the NFL kicks off the 2013...