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  • Mother's illness draws daughter closer

    Mother's illness draws daughter closer
    Sometimes, late at night, Glennae Williams is startled awake by a crash. "Are you ok, Ma?" she calls to her mother. Her mother, DaVeeda White, has fallen again. She gets up to use the bathroom and her legs collapse, just as they have been collapsing...
  • Cat seems to lack energy

    My older cat seems more lethargic than usual. What might be causing this? As cats age, many develop associated geriatric disorders, as people do. Often, these age-related issues can creep up so slowly that they go almost unnoticed, or are simply...
  • Survey finds oysters regaining 'foothold' in Bay

    Survey finds oysters regaining 'foothold' in Bay
    Maryland's depleted oyster population has more than doubled since 2010, state officials reported Wednesday, giving state scientists hope the bivalves are on track to regain a "substantial foothold" in the Chesapeake Bay after being devastated by...
  • 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...
  • May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Harford

    May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Harford
    The Harford County Health Department and a local advocacy group are warning residents their spring and summer outdoor activities could put them at risk for Lyme disease, the most common vector borne disease in the United States. A bacterial disease, the...
  • Out of the office and into the community [Commentary]

    Out of the office and into the community [Commentary]
    The elderly man in the back row stood up. I was five minutes into a 30-minute talk about heart disease that Sunday morning at a local church. He asked a simple medical question. I, in turn, responded with a routine answer that all of us physicians give....
  • Hundreds take part in Ride for the Feast

    Hundreds take part in Ride for the Feast
    This weekend a convoy of nearly 300 bike riders canvassed 140 miles of state highways, back roads and bike trails to equate the farthest distance that members of a Baltimore-based community organization travel to deliver free food and services to people...
  • Tuberculosis remains a threat despite city's eradication efforts

    Tuberculosis remains a threat despite city's eradication efforts
    Baltimore once suffered the highest rate of tuberculosis infection of any large city in the country — 75 cases per 100,000 people in 1966. Since the 1980s, however, the city has served as a model for tuberculosis control and prevention, helping to...
  • Water filter donations from Laurel resident make an impact on village in Ghana

    Water filter donations from Laurel resident make an impact on village in Ghana
    In 2010, Laurel resident Beverly Hunt and friend and business partner Sylvia Baffour traveled to Ghana to distribute water filters they had purchased for villagers living without access to clean drinking water. In February, reporter Gwendolyn Glenn...
  • Provide greater help for the mentally ill [Letter]

    Provide greater help for the mentally ill [Letter]
    I read two letters in The Sun that involve mental health and hope that Maryland will join other states with common sense laws to address severe mental illness, thus closing the revolving door between jail and hospital ("Dealing with trauma like WMAR...
  • Baltimore investigating two cases of Legionnaires' disease

    Baltimore investigating two cases of Legionnaires' disease
    Two cases of Legionnaires' disease have been confirmed at a senior housing complex in East Baltimore, city health officials said Friday. A pair of residents at the 149-unit Apostolic Towers Apartments at 201 N. Washington St. tested positive for the...
  • Better funding, treatment needed for Md.'s mentally ill [Letter]

    Better funding, treatment needed for Md.'s mentally ill [Letter]
    What is it going to take for society to realize that treating mental Illness is a serious issue that needs funding and major revamping in this state ("WMAR barricade suspect had been hospitalized for mental illness, mother says," May 14)? I had the very...