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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Student diagnosed with TB in Montgomery County

    Student diagnosed with TB in Montgomery County
    A student at Watkins Mill High School in Montgomery County has active tuberculosis and parents were told Feb. 6 in a letter that some other staff and students will be tested for the disease, though the risk of transmission is small. The letter from...
  • 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...
  • Alzheimer's support group meets second Thursday of the month

    These groups meet regularly. Asperger's Syndrome — Second Thursday, 7:30-9 p.m. Support and education. Howard County Autism Society Resource Center, 10280 Old Columbia Road, Suite 215, Columbia. Elaine McAuliffe, 410-730-0068 or elainemcauliffe@...
  • 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. Flu shots The Department of Health is...
  • Mosaic anticipates need for mental health assistance to increase

    Due to the Affordable Care Act's expanded health insurance coverage, Jeff Richardson said he expects to see increasing numbers of individuals seeking out mental health care in 2014. Richardson is executive director of Mosaic Community Services, which is...
  • Mall owner removes cellphone -recycling kiosks from Towson Town Center

    The company that runs malls in Towson, Columbia, Owings Mills and White Marsh is removing cellphone-recycling kiosks from its Maryland locations after politicians voiced concerns that the machines contribute to cellphone thefts, including a rash of...
  • New grant expands Baltimore's 'B'more Fit' program [Commentary]

    New grant expands Baltimore's 'B'more Fit' program [Commentary]
    It is certainly not news that obesity is a growing health problem in this country and in the city of Baltimore. What is alarming, however, is that obesity has a disproportionately higher rate and impact on low-income, non-white populations in America. The...
  • Winter still brings gardening opportunities

    Winter still brings gardening opportunities
    What can I do outdoors when we have a surprise nice day? I'm itching to garden. Pull up winter weeds. Some are already blooming! You can also prune, but wait for warmer weather in March for roses or fruit trees (especially peach and plum). As you wait to...
  • Through the mental health revolving door [Letter]

    As a parent of a child suffering for 14 years from a devastating severe mental illness — one that includes zero awareness and utter denial that the illness exists — I am bewildered why Maryland has failed to create an assisted outpatient...
  • Dr. Thomas R. Hendrix, leader in the fields of gastric and liver disease

    Dr. Thomas R. Hendrix, leader in the fields of gastric and liver disease
    Dr. Thomas Russell Hendrix, a leader in the fields of gastric and liver disease, died of complications from heart surgery Dec. 23 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 93 and lived in Roland Park before moving to Chestertown. Dr. Hendrix, who pioneered...
  • Managing mental illness [Letter]

    Regarding John J. Boronow and Steven S. Sharfstein's recent commentary on mental illness, I said the same thing, albeit more bluntly and without a clinical diagnosis, in a 2007 unpublished letter to the editor ("Close the mental health revolving door,"...