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  • Frese balances family and basketball as she steers Terps back to Final Four

    Frese balances family and basketball as she steers Terps back to Final Four
    COLLEGE PARK — Brenda Frese will be the first to tell you she sometimes trampled through life, so intent on the goals ahead that she didn't necessarily worry about the bruised feelings left in her wake. If she wanted something, she took it, a...
  • Two stories of courage in cancer struggles [Ellicott City]

    "Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of sisters?" wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker. This is all too true for sisters and Mt. Hebron graduates Stephanie and Jen Merson.   "Out of the blue one day, Jen suffered from two...
  • Radio personality Maria Dennis diagnosed with leukemia

    Radio personality Maria Dennis diagnosed with leukemia
    Radio personality Maria Dennis announced on the air Thursday morning that she has just been diagnosed with leukemia. Dennis is one third of the popular "Maria and The MIX Morning Show with Reagan and Jon." She explained her three-week absence from the...
  • More than $60,000 raised to fight cancer at Havre de Grace head-shaving event

    More than $60,000 raised to fight cancer at Havre de Grace head-shaving event
    Organizers of the inaugural Havre de Grace head-shaving fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation raised at least $60,500 for children's cancer research, an amount that is more than double their goal. The head-shaving event, which was put together...
  • Seton Keough High School students' walk-a-thon for cancer

    Seton Keough High School students' walk-a-thon for cancer
    The loop in front of Seton Keough High School on Caton Avenue was filled with students Wednesday morning for the all-girls Catholic school's seventh annual Kathleen Bowen Walk for Hope. Hundreds of girls wearing purple shirts walked laps around the...
  • Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]

    Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]
    Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost...
  • 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...
  • Carroll students shoot to benefit Johns Hopkins Children's Center

    Carroll students shoot to benefit Johns Hopkins Children's Center
    Fourth-grader Nathan Saunders hadn't been to Elmer Wolfe Elementary School since his cancer diagnosis in November. When he visited the Union Bridge elementary school Thursday, his classmates welcomed him by playing his favorite sport – basketball....
  • Lynne Parks explores loss of migratory songbirds in BMA exhibit

    Lynne Parks explores loss of migratory songbirds in BMA exhibit
    At dawn in the spring and fall, Lynne Parks walks through the streets downtown, gathering the bodies of birds. Hermit thrushes. Common yellowthroats. Rose-breasted grosbeaks whose markings give them the appearance of being streaked with blood. Parks...
  • Catonsville advocate for the environment battles cancer

    Catonsville advocate for the environment battles cancer
    As a man actively involved in the community for years, it's difficult for Kit Valentine to sit in the large brown recliner he has named "King Tut." But that's the only way he's able to get any relief from the constant pain in his back. The Catonsville...
  • 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...
  • Quarter auction in Parkton to help girl, 13, fight cancer

    Quarter auction in Parkton to help girl, 13, fight cancer
    Chandra Parker Thacker was called to Eastern York Middle School in November to pick up her daughter Nina, 13, who complained of being short of breath and light-headed in gym class. Thacker took Nina to the family doctor for a chest X-ray in case the...