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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Alzheimer's testing is essential [Letter]

    In his letter to the editor in response to Alliance for Aging Research's CEO Sue Peschin's commentary, "Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift" (April 14), Dr. Andy Lazris of Columbia contends that since there are no effective treatments for Alzheimer'...
  • Presumption on top of presumption [Editorial]

    When it comes to the potential for on-the-job dangers, few workers can match the risks faced by firefighters. That they willingly run into places the rest of us would flee in terror, all to save our lives and property, is nothing short of remarkable....
  • New program to bring healthy food to city's corner stores

    New program to bring healthy food to city's corner stores
    Baltimore City plans to help corner stores in West Baltimore stock healthier fare, and get kids and their parents interested in buying it, as part of an effort to reduce childhood obesity. Though on the decline among young children nationally, obesity...
  • Monica Pence Barlow, Orioles PR director, dies at 36

    Monica Pence Barlow, Orioles PR director, dies at 36
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Monica Pence Barlow, the Baltimore Orioles public relations director who worked for the team for more than a decade and had become a fundraiser for lung cancer research, died Friday morning at Howard County General Hospital of the...
  • Orioles remember one of their own on Opening Day

    Orioles remember one of their own on Opening Day
    When the Orioles take the field Monday, one of the least visible but most beloved members will be missing from the team. Monica Pence Barlow, the public relations director, had been there through 14 seasons — in the press box, in the locker room,...
  • Dr. Raymond Seltser, Hopkins associate dean

    Dr. Raymond Seltser, Hopkins associate dean
    Dr. Raymond Seltser, former associate dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health who was the author of seminal epidemiological articles on smoking, stroke and radiation, died Feb. 16 of pneumonia at Sibley Memorial Hospital in...
  • Public relations director Monica Barlow epitomized 'The Oriole Way'

    Public relations director Monica Barlow epitomized 'The Oriole Way'
    SARASOTA, FLA. – Even though Monica Barlow was the Orioles public relations director – and as part of her job she was the link between Baltimore’s baseball team and its fans and media – she never liked the spotlight. I can just...
  • Sister of 11-year-old with diabetes raises $110K for research

    Sister of 11-year-old with diabetes raises $110K for research
    She organized 200 family and friends for a charity walk. She put together a bowling tournament and raffle that raised $5,000. Last month, she held a bake sale that earned $798 in a single day. Over the past five years, Lily Cavallaro, a whirlwind of...
  • New options to treat multiple myeloma

    New options to treat multiple myeloma
    Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and...
  • It's time to recognize pharmacists as health care providers [Commentary]

    It's time to recognize pharmacists as health care providers [Commentary]
    Students and faculty from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy have an important message for the Maryland General Assembly this year: Empower pharmacists to perform a greater role as health care providers in order to improve health care quality...