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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Keep our working families healthy and safe [Commentary]

    Keep our working families healthy and safe [Commentary]
    Consider this scenario: A single mom's baby wakes up with a fever. She can either give him a dose of Tylenol, hoping it brings the baby's temperature down long enough to make it through her shift as a waitress, or stay home and miss a whole day's pay...
  • Reducing gun deaths [Editorial]

    Reducing gun deaths  [Editorial]
    Thanks to new restrictions passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley this year, Maryland is now in the top tier of states when it comes to the strength of its gun laws. It had been close to the top before, but now it ranks fourth,...
  • Antibiotic abuse on the farm [Editorial]

    Antibiotic abuse on the farm  [Editorial]
    The rise of drug-resistant bacteria is one of the more alarming health threats of the past several decades. Some of the nation's top hospitals, including one operated by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, have experienced deadly outbreaks....
  • Fully fund NIH [Commentary]

    Fully fund NIH [Commentary]
    As someone who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2008, I have taken advantage of the incredible research studies at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and I'm thankful...
  • Ask the Pet Expert | Dog flu is going around

    Ask the Pet Expert | Dog flu is going around
    I'm hearing that a dog flu is going around. What symptoms should I look for, and when should I take my pet to the vet if he's sick? There was an increase in the number of cases of dog flu, or canine influenza, in Montgomery County in August. This is a...
  • Hopkins to tackle cancer with $90 million bequest

    Hopkins to tackle cancer with $90 million bequest
    Johns Hopkins University scientists will share in one of the largest one-time philanthropic gifts for cancer research ever made, $540 million aimed at preventing and curing the disease, officials are scheduled to announce today. The $90 million marked...
  • Racism may make black men age faster, UMCP study finds

    Racism may make black men age faster, UMCP study finds
    Black men who experience "high levels" of racism and internalize it may age more quickly, according to a new University of Maryland, College Park study. Though it is well known that African-Americans suffer disproportionally from illness compared to...
  • Hormone therapy myths [Commentary]

    Hormone therapy myths [Commentary]
    Over the past 20 years, conflicting information regarding the use of hormone therapy — and in particular bioidentical hormone therapy, which chemically matches hormones the body already produces — has confused women experiencing...
  • Emergent BioSolutions seeks to buy land from city for expansion

    Emergent BioSolutions seeks to buy land from city for expansion
    Emergent BioSolutions wants to exercise an option to buy 8 acres next to its East Baltimore manufacturing facility for an expansion that eventually could add up to 100 jobs, a company official said. The Rockville-based biotechnology company bought its...
  • Laws surrounding mental illness make it harder for victims to get treatment

     Laws surrounding mental illness make it harder for victims to get treatment
    Regarding your recent editorial "Mental Illness and guns" (Oct. 23), I appreciate your view that mental illness and the need for early intervention are issues that must be considered separately from the issue of gun control. As the parent of an adult...
  • Lead is still poisoning our children

    Lead is still poisoning our children
    What if there was a completely preventable disease that affected one in 38 American children under the age of six and Congress effectively eliminated the funding that supports efforts to eradicate the cause of the disease? There is such a disease —...
  • Containing polio

    Containing polio
    Officials at the World Health Organization warned this week that a recent outbreak of polio among children in Syria potentially could threaten the entire region unless urgent steps are taken to halt its spread. The United Nations reported that the two-...