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  • 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...
  • Daughter's bedside graduation satisfies dying wish of Glen Burnie mom

    Daughter's bedside graduation satisfies dying wish of Glen Burnie mom
    Steven Sugg says that as his family gathered recently for the funeral of his wife, Darlene, he couldn't help but think that the strength of their 17-year-old daughter, Megan, had carried the family through its difficult time. "Megan has kept it...
  • Catonsville 11-year-old battles rare brain disorder

    Catonsville 11-year-old battles rare brain disorder
    On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, Emily Kolenda sits on the sofa of her living room next to her younger sisters, Colleen, 8, and Megan, 9. The girls are laughing and whispering secrets into each other's ears at their home in West Catonsville, where they...
  • Baltimore ranks 25th for health and fitness, report says

    Baltimore ranks 25th for health and fitness, report says
    The American Fitness Index has ranked Baltimore 25th of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in terms of overall fitness. The annual index measures city health based on preventative health behaviors, levels of chronic disease, access to healthcare and...
  • CT scans for nonsmoking women could save lives [Commentary]

    CT scans for nonsmoking women could save lives [Commentary]
    The U. S. Preventive Services Task Force, made up of 16 medical experts appointed by the federal government's Department of Health and Human Services, has recently recommended that former and current smokers, ages 55 to 80, receive annual CT scans to test...
  • Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns

    Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns
    On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease. An Internet search for "sell...
  • Officials warn residents about extreme heat

    Officials warn residents about extreme heat
    State health officials have begun tracking the heat and heat-related illnesses and are reminding residents to take precautions when the temperature rises. Last year, there were 17 confirmed heat-related deaths in the summer months, down from 46 in 2012,...
  • Opening eyes to mental health [Letter]

    For more than six decades, Mental Health Awareness Month has been celebrated, serving as a vehicle not only to educate others about mental illness but also to eliminate stigma for persons with mental health issues. Last year, the Maryland Coalition for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A dollar of prevention is worth $7 of cure [Commentary]

    A dollar of prevention is worth $7 of cure [Commentary]
    Recently we've seen a number of proposed federal budgets, all of which have partisan approaches. The following proposal is bipartisan, stressing two major themes echoed by our major political parties: serving human needs and saving federal dollars. A...
  • Invasive species' reach can be curbed with these tips

    Invasive species' reach can be curbed with these tips
    With all the invasive species out there, should I cut down my Japanese maple? No, the Japanese maple is not invasive. Most non-native plants are not. Many spread or produce seedlings, but they don't take over the neighborhood or show up in natural areas....