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  • Commentary: Arena Stage play offers wit and humor of columnist Molly Ivins

    I've always admired the writing of the late columnist Molly Ivins, the nationally syndicated, liberal Texas columnist who took no prisoners when it came to skewering politicians and speaking out against things she thought were wrong with the world....
  • Baby boomers need hepatitis C testing

    All baby boomers should get tested for hepatitis C, the virus that can lead to liver disease, cancer and death, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in 30 boomers is infected and most don't know -- read about that in this...
  • Commentary: Getting a mammogram could save your life

    When I was in college, about 20 years ago, my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was 72 years old. The lump was found during a mammogram, a followup to one six months earlier, which obviously showed something doctors wanted to watch....
  • Medicare cuts could hinder cancer treatment

    As a radiation oncologist here in Bel Air, I wanted to share an issue that could affect the cancer treatment of a great many of our friends and neighbors. Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a change to the way free...
  • Maryland needs a new plan for economic development

    Maryland's economy is headed in the wrong direction. While the unemployment rate here is better than the national average, it remains high at 6.9 percent. What's more, Maryland actually lost 11,000 jobs in the month of June, the third highest loss in...
  • Obama is America's master at telling stories; some are even true

    Obama is America's master at telling stories; some are even true
    In 1995, Barack Obama released "Dreams From My Father," a compelling memoir full of stories about his life that -- though often not exactly true -- persuaded many people that this young man had a great political future ahead of him. Nearly a decade...
  • Judith L. 'Judi' Scott

    Judith L. 'Judi' Scott
    Judith L. "Judi" Scott, a Towson University administrator for three decades and a world traveler and volunteer, died Aug. 7 of a heart attack at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla. The longtime Perry Hall resident was 65. Mrs. Scott was...
  • Loyola High student runs cycling event to fight cancer

    Loyola High student runs cycling event to fight cancer
    Ian Hannafin has been fighting to find a cure for cancer since neuroblastoma stole his best friend, Joseph Messina, more than half a decade ago. It was then that Hannafin decided to create his own fundraising event, which has raised more than $15,000, and...
  • 24 Hours of Booty cycling event raises money for the fight against cancer

    24 Hours of Booty cycling event raises money for the fight against cancer
    The first words that Bryan McMillan's best friend said to him when McMillan visited him in the hospital in March 2010 were, "How are you doing?" What would otherwise be an ordinary question shocked McMillan. His friend of 32 years, who was just diagnosed...
  • Cockeysville: Van Natta is cited as good sport and great teammate

    Danny Van Natta, son of Lynn and Mark Van Natta of Springdale was recently selected as the recipient of the Stevie Hansen Spirit Award, given annually to a member of the Cockeysville Baseball League. This tradition started in 2007 with the 11-12 age...
  • Decline in circumcisions costing health care system billions, study finds

    Decline in circumcisions costing health care system billions, study finds
    A 20-year decline in male circumcision has cost the country $2 billion in medical costs that could have been prevented, Johns Hopkins researchers say in a study released Monday. In what is believed to be the first look at the economic impact of male...
  • The human cost of our flawed experiment with gene patents

    Nina, a resident of East Baltimore, celebrated her 41st birthday last Sunday. Surrounded by family and friends, she struggled for breath to extinguish the candles on her cake. Two years ago Nina was diagnosed with breast cancer. Genetic testing and...