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  • 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...
  • Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]

    Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]
    Wednesday is the 30-year anniversary of the day my colleagues and I reported that a new retrovirus, now known as HIV, was the agent causing AIDS. We also announced the development of an effective HIV blood test and the capacity to continuously produce the...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Smoke-free Baltimore Washington Medical Center will begin its freedom from smoking class with sessions beginning April 7. Participants will learn about the barriers to smoking cessation, health benefits of choosing a smoke free lifestyle, nicotine-...
  • Orioles remember one of their own on Opening Day

    Orioles remember one of their own on Opening Day
    When the Orioles take the field Monday, one of the least visible but most beloved members will be missing from the team. Monica Pence Barlow, the public relations director, had been there through 14 seasons — in the press box, in the locker room,...
  • Sister of 11-year-old with diabetes raises $110K for research

    Sister of 11-year-old with diabetes raises $110K for research
    She organized 200 family and friends for a charity walk. She put together a bowling tournament and raffle that raised $5,000. Last month, she held a bake sale that earned $798 in a single day. Over the past five years, Lily Cavallaro, a whirlwind of...
  • Howard County Pets: Should my cat's low energy be a high concern?

    Howard County Pets: Should my cat's low energy be a high concern?
    Q: My older cat seems more lethargic than usual. What might be causing this? A: 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...
  • Cooking for a healthy heart

    Cooking for a healthy heart
    Toni Coleman used to turn to two key ingredients when cooking: sugar and salt. The 68-year-old retired federal government worker figured it probably wasn't healthy, but food just didn't taste good without it. After taking classes offered by the...
  • Rabies shots a vital protection [Editorial]

    Rabies shots a vital protection [Editorial]
    It's a disease that's been known and feared for hundreds of years, and for good reason. Rabies is a viral infection of a variety that, once symptoms start to show, it's too late to do anything to prevent the disease from progressing. Once it starts...
  • Federal help needed in fight against diabetes [Letter]

    Federal help needed in fight against diabetes [Letter]
    We were pleased to read the article "Sister of 11-year-old with diabetes raises $110K for research" (April 1), in The Sun because of our own family's experience with type 1 diabetes. Over 10 years ago, our grandson was diagnosed with the disease and has...
  • New Howard hospital president sees a healthy approach here

    New Howard hospital president sees a healthy approach here
    Steven Snelgrove, the new president of Howard County General Hospital, isn't intimidated by the changing landscape of health care or the challenges it presents for hospitals. He's convinced that his new community is uniquely equipped to handle...
  • Columbia woman dancing in memory, and for Alzheimer's cure

    Columbia woman dancing in memory, and for Alzheimer's cure
    Jean West Lewis has mastered a crowd-pleasing rumba that hinges on exchanging smoldering looks with her partner and swiveling limber hips. When the sultry sound of Michael Bublé's rendition of a 1962 Italian hit, "Quando, Quando, Quando," fills the room...