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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Howard County health digest

    Spiritual reflections The Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours offers spiritual enrichment programs at 1525 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville. Information and registration: 410-442-1320. Dance classes Presented by Vantage House, a...
  • Tips to keep away ticks and Lyme disease

    Tips to keep away ticks and Lyme disease
    My son has had Lyme disease twice — serious infections requiring intravenous antibiotics. How can I keep ticks out of my yard? He plays in our wooded lot every day, and I'm at my wit's end! Ticks like to hang on branch tips and grab a ride when we...
  • 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...
  • $50 million or more pledged to fight blindness

    $50 million or more pledged to fight blindness
    Gordon Gund is the CEO of a venture capitalist fund, the former principal owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers and a member of the Kellogg Co.'s board of directors. He has also been blind for more than 40 years. On Saturday, Gund announced that his family...
  • Lest we forget, aging has its downside [Commentary]

    Lest we forget, aging has its downside [Commentary]
    I am standing at the front door, locked out of my own house. If this were a movie, it'd be raining. Thankfully, this isn't so it isn't. But the reality is embarrassing enough without any Hollywood embellishments. You see, we have this digital lock. To...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • CT scans for nonsmoking women could save lives [Commentary]

    CT scans for nonsmoking women could save lives [Commentary]
    The U. S. Preventive Services Task Force, made up of 16 medical experts appointed by the federal government's Department of Health and Human Services, has recently recommended that former and current smokers, ages 55 to 80, receive annual CT scans to test...
  • 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...
  • 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,...