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  • 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,...
  • Mall owner removes cellphone -recycling kiosks from Towson Town Center

    The company that runs malls in Towson, Columbia, Owings Mills and White Marsh is removing cellphone-recycling kiosks from its Maryland locations after politicians voiced concerns that the machines contribute to cellphone thefts, including a rash of...
  • 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....
  • Anglers face dangers from vibrio vulnificus bacterium and fish handler's disease

    Anglers face dangers from vibrio vulnificus bacterium and fish handler's disease
    When Charlie Schneider came back one day in June after being out fishing near his Tilghman Island home, he noticed he was getting chills. His left ankle itched and got worse and worse through the evening. It eventually started to throb a bit, and he...
  • 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...
  • Through the mental health revolving door [Letter]

    As a parent of a child suffering for 14 years from a devastating severe mental illness — one that includes zero awareness and utter denial that the illness exists — I am bewildered why Maryland has failed to create an assisted outpatient...
  • 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...
  • HIV: we can and must get to zero [Commentary]

    HIV: we can and must get to zero [Commentary]
    The havoc that HIV can wreak on a family and a community can be devastating. Over the past three decades, we have watched helplessly as friends and family members died from HIV-related illnesses. Each one lived life brimming with hope and energy, prepared...
  • Baltimore's Washington Monument glows red for World AIDS Day

    Baltimore's Washington Monument glows red for World AIDS Day
    A small service and a moment of silence under a glowing-red Washington Monument commemorated World AIDS Day in Mount Vernon Sunday evening. The Rev. Joseph Muth of St. Matthew Catholic Church on Loch Raven Boulevard told the roughly two dozen gathered...
  • Dr. Thomas R. Hendrix, leader in the fields of gastric and liver disease

    Dr. Thomas R. Hendrix, leader in the fields of gastric and liver disease
    Dr. Thomas Russell Hendrix, a leader in the fields of gastric and liver disease, died of complications from heart surgery Dec. 23 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 93 and lived in Roland Park before moving to Chestertown. Dr. Hendrix, who pioneered...
  • Managing mental illness [Letter]

    Regarding John J. Boronow and Steven S. Sharfstein's recent commentary on mental illness, I said the same thing, albeit more bluntly and without a clinical diagnosis, in a 2007 unpublished letter to the editor ("Close the mental health revolving door,"...