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  • 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...
  • Harrison's Heroes raise money to fight kidney disease

    Harrison's Heroes raise money to fight kidney disease
    It was during a routine 20-week ultrasound that Rose and Jeffrey Karlan first learned something might be wrong. The couple was expecting their first child, a routine pregnancy. Suddenly, that changed when the technician said there might be complications....
  • Modern pesticides are safe to use [Letter]

    Modern pesticides are safe to use [Letter]
    In response to your recent editorial about the health risks associated with pesticides, I offer the following factual information and thoughts ("Understanding pesticide risks," Feb. 19): It is time to stop spreading a message of fear and instead take...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Smoking is even worse than you thought [Editorial]

    Smoking is even worse than you thought  [Editorial]
    It's been half a century since the first U.S. surgeon general's report appeared linking smoking to lung cancer. In the decades that followed, federal and state health officials waged a vigorous public information and education campaign that convinced...