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  • 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...
  • Wrong to stigmatize mental illness [Letter]

    Wrong to stigmatize mental illness [Letter]
    I read the commentary by Richard E. Vatz ("Stigma can be a good thing," April 8) in which he claimed that some mentally ill deserve a stigma. I wish I can say that I enjoyed his views, but I am very disappointed that someone employed as a professor at...
  • Ask the Pet Expert | Tick prevention

    Ask the Pet Expert | Tick prevention
    My dog gets a Lyme disease shot every year and takes Sentinel regularly, but I'm nervous about ticks. We look for them every time he's outside. I have never used Frontline or anything like it because I don't like the chemicals in the house. Is there...
  • 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...
  • There's good science behind Alzheimer's screening recommendation [Letter]

    In her commentary, Susan Peschin criticizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for not finding evidence of benefit for screening for dementia as based on sound science ("Alzheimer's again gets short shrift," April 14). On what else should such a...
  • Breathe Deep Columbia 5K raises funds for lung cancer research

    Breathe Deep Columbia 5K raises funds for lung cancer research
    Columbia resident Michael Osborne couldn't process the news when he was first diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer back in May 2008. "It was horrifying," he said. "I called my wife, and we cried a lot. I was thinking 'You die of this disease,...
  • Detecting Alzheimer's early [Letter]

    I am responding to the letter from Dr. Andy Lazris entitled "Screening for Alzheimer's carries its own risks," (April 17). The Alzheimer's Association supports efforts that increase early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease by trained...
  • Screening for Alzheimer's carries its own risks [Letter]

    I write in response to Susan Peschin's recent commentary on Alzheimer's disease ("Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift," April 14). Ms. Peschin contends that we are not doing enough to screen for Alzheimer's Disease, and she faults the U.S....
  • Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]

    Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]
    This is getting old. Every time our nation has an opportunity to do something positive in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, we come up short. The latest example is the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the independent panel charged with...
  • Mocha Moms of Howard County a support group for stay-at-home mothers

    These groups meet regularly. Alzheimer's Support Group —¬†¬†First Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. People living with early-stage Alzheimer's disease and other related dementia and their caregivers are invited to attend a free support group led by Dr. Tom Swisher...
  • 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....
  • Parkinson's takes a toll on families too [Commentary]

    Parkinson's takes a toll on families too [Commentary]
    This year, approximately 60,000 Americans will be diagnosed with Parkinson's, joining the 1 million people already living with the disease in the United States and the 4 million to 6 million diagnosed with it worldwide. Their painful struggle is one...