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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Moving forward in Howard [Commentary]

    Moving forward in Howard [Commentary]
    January 25, nine shotgun blasts rang through crowded passageways inside The Mall in Columbia. In seconds, three lives were claimed, and Howard County joined Newtown, Conn.; Aurora, Colo. and too many others on a grim list of places where a sense of...
  • New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate

    New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate
    Mary McElroy gave 22 years to the Baltimore City Fire Department as a firefighter-paramedic. The job, she says, gave her breast cancer. The state Workers' Compensation Commission agreed, issuing an order last fall that requires the city to cover any...
  • 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....
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Smoke-free Baltimore Washington Medical Center will begin its freedom from smoking class with sessions beginning April 7. Participants will learn about the barriers to smoking cessation, health benefits of choosing a smoke free lifestyle, nicotine-...