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  • Fewer Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer

    Fewer Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer
    Americans are being diagnosed with fewer cases of lung cancer, the most deadly type of the disease, largely because of efforts to curb tobacco use, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The report comes...
  • Bereaved Parents meets third Wednesdays

    These groups meet regularly. Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group — Third Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., at Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City, 3100 N. Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-465-2288. Bereaved Parents, USA — Third Wednesday, 8 p.m....
  • Anti-pit bull hysteria must end [Letter]

    Anti-pit bull hysteria must end [Letter]
    About two months ago, I was driving home from Frederick at about 2 a.m., and I passed a specter on the side of the road. At least I thought so, because it was hard for me to believe that I had seen what I thought I saw. I pulled over to the side of the...
  • Harms of Marijuana Use

    Harms of Marijuana Use
    On Friday, I shared some thoughts on the current debate surrounding marijuana legalization in Maryland.  Without surprise, many pot advocates and enthusiasts were none too happy to read my questioning of their dogma. Many repeated the arguments rebutted...
  • New law allows HIV-infected organ donation

    New law allows HIV-infected organ donation
    President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday legislation that would allow HIV-infected people to donate their organs to other HIV-infected people for research aimed at eventually making such transplants routine. The HIV Organ Policy Equity, or HOPE,...
  • Donna L. Hansen, congressional staffer

    Donna L. Hansen, congressional staffer
    Donna L. Hansen, a former congressional staffer whose lifelong struggle with diabetes led her to become an advocate for diabetes and cardiac research, died Nov. 15 from heart and kidney failure at Carroll Hospice's Dove House. The Sykesville resident...
  • Health officials urge public to get flu shots

    Health officials urge public to get flu shots
    This year's flu season got off to an early start, and public health officials are asking people to get their vaccinations to ward off a serious outbreak. State health officials announced the first confirmed case Oct. 3: a child in the Washington suburbs....
  • There are many ways to support the needy this holiday season

    There are many ways to support the needy this holiday season
    As we come to the close of another challenging year on the economic front for many, local nonprofit groups throughout the area are struggling to make ends meet and address growing needs in the community. These groups and the people they serve need our...
  • State weighs regulations for research labs

    State weighs regulations for research labs
    State health officials are weighing new safeguards for research laboratories and biotechnology companies that handle potentially deadly infectious pathogens, but whether they will impose any remains uncertain because they don't know how big a threat there...
  • Mrs. Maryland Zereana Jess-Huff on surviving cancer, promoting women's health and striking a work-life balance

    Mrs. Maryland Zereana Jess-Huff on surviving cancer, promoting women's health and striking a work-life balance
    Columbia resident Zereana Jess-Huff was crowned Mrs. Maryland America 2014 in October. For the 34-year-old wife, mother, philanthropist and corporate executive, winning the crown provided a fitting ending to a frightening chapter in her life and an...
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap, 'Infected'

    'The Walking Dead' recap, 'Infected'
    Some episodes of "The Walking Dead" inspire discussion by killing off main characters and twisting the plot; others, like Sunday night's episode, "Infection," pique fan interest by raising questions about the nature of the disease that has turned the...
  • City reports progress, challenges in residents' health

    City reports progress, challenges in residents' health
    In the past two years, fewer Baltimoreans have been hospitalized for diabetes, hypertension, asthma and drugs. More city residents have health insurance, more are exercising and fewer are dying prematurely from heart disease. Fewer teens are having...