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

    Look good, feel better This free program teaches beauty techniques to women with cancer to help them combat appearance-related side effects of treatment. Participants receive cosmetics donated by major manufacturers as well as instruction and suggestions...
  • Scientists have better understanding of Alzheimer's [Senior Circles]

    Scientists have better understanding of Alzheimer's [Senior Circles]
    Every June I like to share what I learned at the Maryland Gerontological Association's annual spring conference. MGA's 32nd conference, held June 4 at Charlestown, in Catonsville, with the theme "Outlooks on Aging: Renew, Redefine and Reform," and...
  • 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...
  • Five Baltimore graduates, five journeys

    Five Baltimore graduates, five journeys
    As thousands of Baltimore-area college students accept their diplomas this spring, many will have found themselves profoundly transformed by the experience. Members of the Class of 2014 include a woman with cystic fibrosis who was told she would never...