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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Childhood cancer fundraiser remembers Keeley Imel [Ellicott City]

    Calling all foodies! On Thursday, April 10, from 6 to 10 p.m., the St. Jude Hope in the Harbor Gala is cooking up inspiration to fight childhood cancer at Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum.     The event will feature over twenty top-rated...
  • Insomnia hits most people at some point

    Insomnia hits most people at some point
    Lying awake at night staring at the ceiling is never fun. But we all experience this insomnia at some points in our lives. When sleeplessness becomes chronic, it can cause other health and lifestyle problems. Dr. Audrey Liu, a sleep specialist at Mercy...
  • Stigma can be a good thing [Commentary]

    Stigma can be a good thing  [Commentary]
    During an interview on the recent Fort Hood shootings committed by Army Spec. Ivan Lopez, who killed three people then himself, CNN's Chris Cuomo suggested that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder be referred to as just Post Traumatic Stress — leaving...
  • 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...
  • Ask the Pet Expert | Hairballs could be a sign of bigger problems

    Ask the Pet Expert | Hairballs could be a sign of bigger problems
    My cats have always had occasional hairballs, but one cat seems to have more than most — two or three a week. How can I prevent them, and should I worry? Unfortunately, cats that vomit hairballs two or three times per week may be suffering from...
  • Happy animals, local meat

    Happy animals, local meat
    Even in frigid weather, Ginger Myers' pigs are happy. "As cold as it gets, the pigs are out there, snorting and playing like kids bundled up and running around," says the owner of Evermore Farm, a family-owned livestock and produce farm in Westminster....
  • La Leche League of Columbia meets fourth Friday

    These groups meet regularly. Bereavement Support Group — Fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. This group is for adults who are mourning the loss of a loved one. All are welcome. St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Room 105, 8300 Old Columbia Road, Fulton. Tracey...
  • Northern Harford residents advised to be wary of burglars

    Police warned residents in northern Harford County about a spate of residential break-ins in the past month during Wednesday night's monthly meeting of the Jarrettsville/Norrisville Community Council. Seven burglaries were reported in the area between...
  • From Haiti, with love [Commentary]

    From Haiti, with love [Commentary]
    My wife of 55 years, Mallie, recently passed away in our home in South Florida after a hard-fought, three-year battle with stage-four lung cancer, although she never smoked, consumed alcoholic beverages, or, for that matter, ate red meat. But excruciating...
  • UMBC study among efforts to increase awareness of mental illness

    UMBC study among efforts to increase awareness of mental illness
    This spring, a group of college students will go about their usual campus routines, but with a voice only they can hear calling them names and making other distracting, disturbing sounds. In their case, the voice will come from a recording playing...