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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • With no warning [Editorial]

    With no warning  [Editorial]
    In the year before he walked out of a dressing room at a Columbia Mall skate shop and proceeded to shoot two store clerks to death before taking his own life, Darion Marcus Aguilar had methodically researched the 1999 Columbine High School shootings and...
  • Insomnia hits most people at some point

    Insomnia hits most people at some point
    Lying awake at night staring at the ceiling is never fun. But we all experience this insomnia at some points in our lives. When sleeplessness becomes chronic, it can cause other health and lifestyle problems. Dr. Audrey Liu, a sleep specialist at Mercy...
  • Dogwood leaf spots don't mean doom

    Dogwood leaf spots don't mean doom
    My dogwood had leaf spots last summer. Now my neighbors say it's dead and I should cut it down. Should I? Your neighbors may think it had Discula anthracnose, a fungal disease that slowly killed many dogwoods — particularly stressed ones —...
  • Childhood cancer fundraiser remembers Keeley Imel [Ellicott City]

    Calling all foodies! On Thursday, April 10, from 6 to 10 p.m., the St. Jude Hope in the Harbor Gala is cooking up inspiration to fight childhood cancer at Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum.     The event will feature over twenty top-rated...
  • Stopping HIV in Baltimore [Editorial]

    Stopping HIV in Baltimore  [Editorial]
    Nearly three decades into the AIDS epidemic, medical professionals now have a much better understanding of the disease and how to treat it. But prevention is still the first line of defense against this devastating killer, which has already taken the...
  • Legislation pushes involuntary mental health treatment

    Legislation pushes involuntary mental health treatment
    Maryland lawmakers are moving to make it easier to medicate mental hospital patients against their will, while examining the idea of court-ordered therapy for mentally ill people who aren't hospitalized. The legislation is based partly on...
  • It's time to recognize pharmacists as health care providers [Commentary]

    It's time to recognize pharmacists as health care providers [Commentary]
    Students and faculty from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy have an important message for the Maryland General Assembly this year: Empower pharmacists to perform a greater role as health care providers in order to improve health care quality...
  • New options to treat multiple myeloma

    New options to treat multiple myeloma
    Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and...
  • Early detection of mental illness is key to recovery [Letter]

    Early detection of mental illness is key to recovery [Letter]
    The Columbia Mall tragedy is heart wrenching, terrifying and incomprehensible, and so are last week's revelations about the shooter ("Police say Columbia mall shooter wanted to mimic Columbine," March 12). Here was a young man developing a serious...
  • Would you want to know? [Commentary]

    Would you want to know? [Commentary]
    Georgetown University scientists reported this week on what they believe to be a promising — not to mention easy and inexpensive — blood test for Alzheimer's disease. Writing in the journal Nature Medicine, Dr. Howard Federoff and his team...
  • Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps reviews a year of service

    Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps reviews a year of service
    A radiation scare at last May's War of 1812 celebration and more than 20 heat-related illnesses at the July 4th parade kept Havre de Grace's Ambulance Corps busy during the warmer months of 2013, among many calls members answered last year. At Saturday's...
  • Investigation of Harford gastroenteritis outbreak continues

    Investigation of Harford gastroenteritis outbreak continues
    With a potential restaurant-related outbreak of gastroenteritis under investigation in Harford County, plus a typical rise of gastrointestinal illnesses during the late winter, residents are being urged to take common-sense measures to reduce the spread...