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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Making end-of-life choices

    Making end-of-life choices
    An Alzheimer's patient is rushed to the emergency room, where her relatives tell doctors she has swallowed food down the wrong passageway. They insert tubes so she can take in air and fluids. She survives the crisis. But the visit is so invasive that it...
  • Anne Arundel County health brief

    Heart health February is American Heart month. The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers kits and fact sheets about heart disease, its risk factors and prevention on the website learntolivehealthy.org. Tobacco-free kids week February 9 to 15, kids...
  • Baltimore-based cruise ship set to depart tonight despite viral outbreak

    Baltimore-based cruise ship set to depart tonight despite viral outbreak
    For the second time in two weeks, a Baltimore-based cruise ship is dealing with an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness. The Grandeur of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean ship, has reported nearly 100 passengers on a seven-day cruise that departed April 5...
  • Pesticide law will help Maryland farmworkers [Letter]

    Pesticide law will help Maryland farmworkers [Letter]
    Your coverage of the 2014 General Assembly session failed to mention an important bill that was passed to create a database for collecting, assessing and reporting pesticide use ("Wage Hike, new marijuana bills OK'd as session ends," April 8). Each year...
  • Cruise departs despite apprehension over viral outbreak

    Cruise departs despite apprehension over viral outbreak
    Passengers boarding the Grandeur of the Seas arrived Saturday at the port of Baltimore carrying their luggage, hopes for a relaxing vacation and, in some cases, extra vitamins to ward off illnesses that have plagued the ship's last two voyages. "We're...
  • Treatment delayed for youth with HIV

    Treatment delayed for youth with HIV
    Many young people are not getting timely treatment for their HIV infections, and that is putting their long-term health at risk and threatening the health of their partners, a new study from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center found. Evidence suggests...
  • Inaugural 5K seeks to boost limb loss awareness

    Inaugural 5K seeks to boost limb loss awareness
    Laurel resident Lisa Willis is looking forward to wearing a royal blue and lime green ribbon to brighten the spring landscape during the Limb Loss 5K Community Walk/Roll at Granville Gude Park on Saturday. Organized by the newly formed Amputee...
  • Gerry Sandusky's book tells 'a son's story of love, loss and life' from NFL sidelines

    Gerry Sandusky's book tells 'a son's story of love, loss and life' from NFL sidelines
    Long before his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Gerry Sandusky was a good friend to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter. Subsequent sad circumstances have made the Sparks resident's earlier connection to the group even more...
  • City churches recruited to raise awareness about heart disease

    City churches recruited to raise awareness about heart disease
    When Dr. Frank M. Reid III, senior pastor at Bethel AME Church, said "bless your heart" to his congregation this Sunday, he meant it literally. It was Red Dress Sunday at the church off Druid Hill Avenue, an annual event launched in Baltimore by St....
  • Newborn screening would save lives [Commentary]

    Newborn screening would save lives [Commentary]
    Maryland is justifiably proud of being a leader in many health care initiatives. Yet when it comes to adopting a simple policy that would save the lives of babies, Maryland policymakers are sadly behind much of the nation. While more than half of babies...
  • Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month sheds light on problem

    Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month sheds light on problem
    When a plant is listed as invasive, how far does it spread? How far apart should I plant bamboo for a privacy screen? How far? "Invasive" doesn't mean garden-variety nuisance — it means a foreign invader spreading aggressively until it has...
  • 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...