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  • 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,...
  • Greenberg donation spurs bladder cancer institute

    Greenberg donation spurs bladder cancer institute
    A gift from the Glyndon-based Erwin and Stephanie Greenberg Foundation is sparking the formation of a bladder cancer institute at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Husband and wife Erwin L. Greenberg and Stephanie Cooper Greenberg have pledged $15...
  • Patients turn to fecal transplants to cure infection

    Patients turn to fecal transplants to cure infection
    Extra attention to hygiene means fewer germs are infecting people in health care settings these days, but particularly hardy bacteria called Clostridium difficile are defying the trend — and even gaining in strength. Patients endure round after...
  • A dollar of prevention is worth $7 of cure [Commentary]

    A dollar of prevention is worth $7 of cure [Commentary]
    Recently we've seen a number of proposed federal budgets, all of which have partisan approaches. The following proposal is bipartisan, stressing two major themes echoed by our major political parties: serving human needs and saving federal dollars. A...
  • 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...
  • When to choose urgent care or emergency room

     When to choose urgent care or emergency room
    It's the weekend or nighttime, and someone in the family doesn't feel well or has hurt themselves. Many people assume the local hospital's emergency department is the best place to go for treatment, but an urgent care center may be a faster and cheaper...
  • 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...
  • People better managing diabetes, despite growing numbers with the disease

    People better managing diabetes, despite growing numbers with the disease
    While diabetes is becoming more common, people are learning how to better manage the disease. The result has been lower risk of heart attack, high blood sugar, strokes and leg amputations because of the disease. Dr. Amber Taylor, director of the...
  • 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 —...
  • Forest Ridge 5th graders are Constitutional scholars [North Laurel/Savage]

    Congratulations to the Forest Ridge Elementary School Fifth Graders for a great job on their Simulated Congressional Hearing. Each year fifth graders across the county learn about our Constitution. Then they testify before a panel of experts, who use...
  • Image databank could help diagnose children's brain diseases

    Image databank could help diagnose children's brain diseases
    Johns Hopkins researchers are well on their way to building a digital library of children's brain images, which they say eventually will give doctors around the world access to a free Google-like search engine that could help diagnose and treat...