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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • Henrietta Lacks honored in 15th annual Turners Station celebration

    Henrietta Lacks honored in 15th annual Turners Station celebration
    Long before the best-selling book about Henrietta Lacks and her immortal cells was written, Turners Station neighbors gathered to honor her legacy, a tradition that continued Saturday. Lacks' great-granddaughters, born about half a century after her...
  • Washington-area federal charity drive lowers sights

    Washington-area federal charity drive lowers sights
    With the economic recovery still sluggish, a donor pool laboring under a long-term pay freeze and uncertainty about looming budget cuts, organizers of the Combined Federal Campaign in the National Capital Area have reduced their fundraising goal for the...
  • A nun quietly rebukes 'I built that'

    A nun quietly rebukes 'I built that'
    — Let's talk about the other speech. No, not Bill Clinton's 48-minute stemwinder to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night that was so mesmerizing even Republicans praised it. Instead, let's offer a little nod of affirmation for...
  • Senior briefs

    Fall classes Registration for fall classes offered by Anne Arundel Community College is under way at the county's seven senior activity centers. Classes begin this week. For schedule information or to register, go to the center you wish to attend or...
  • Howard County volunteer opportunities

    Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit volunteer items, mail to Volunteers, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email...
  • Carol M. Herndon, volunteer

    Carol M. Herndon, volunteer
    Carol M. Herndon, a longtime volunteer and advocate for the developmentally disabled, died Sept. 8 of complications from cancer at PowerBack Rehabilitation in Lutherville. She was 82. The daughter of a surgeon and a homemaker, Carol Mae Smith was born...
  • Harford ready to observe National Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there will be plenty of reminders, activities and educational opportunities throughout Harford County. Harford's observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month gets started this Friday evening,...
  • Harford County confronts deaths of four officers

    Harford County confronts deaths of four officers
    Piled on Sheriff L. Jesse Bane's desk are stacks of unopened mail, and among the envelopes stuffed with condolences, is a black leather-bound Bible inscribed with gold lettering. Harford County's top lawman has been wrestling with leading an agency of...
  • Ethel May 'Mickey' Gilliss, teacher

    Ethel May "Mickey" Gilliss, a retired elementary school teacher, died Sept. 18 of cancer at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 88. The daughter of a businessman and a homemaker, Ethel May "Mickey" Rankin was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and...
  • Kicking the meat habit

    This has not been a banner year for the meat industry. A study by the Harvard School of Public Health confirmed once again that meat consumption raises the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, and World Health Organization Director General Margaret...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Weight and wellness The University of Maryland Center for Weight Management and Wellness will offer a free seminar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Leo and Lysbeth Courtney Conference Center at BWMC, 305 Hospital Drive in Glen Burnie. Dr. Mark...
  • Howard County health briefs

    Look good, feel better The free program teaches beauty techniques to women with cancer to help them combat appearance-related side effects of treatment. Participants receive a bag of cosmetics donated by major manufacturers as well as instruction and...