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Cancer

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  • Rachel Minkove, student

    Rachel Minkove, student
    Rachel Tova Minkove, a University of Maryland School of Social Work student who wanted to assist young adults as they fought cancer, died of Hodgkin's lymphoma complications July 29 at her Cheswolde home. She was 28. Born in Baltimore, she was the...
  • New bus depot helps correct an environmental injustice

    We read with interest the July 24 article by Candus Thomson entitled "$40 million federal grant will help Baltimore replace aging bus yard." Our team has been working with the residents living near the Kirk Avenue bus yard for nearly 10 years. Over 30...
  • Marine gets rare spinal surgery to stop pain in his arm

    Marine gets rare spinal surgery to stop pain in his arm
    A foot and half separated Marc Burleson from the buried bomb he was trying to defuse last December in a narrow alleyway of a small Afghanistan village. The bomb exploded, mutilating the Marine's face, ripping off part of his right arm, paralyzing his...
  • Laurel Regional sees changes as county's health care system evolves

    Laurel Regional sees changes as county's health care system evolves
    Change has started to materialize in the Prince George's County health care system, and Laurel Regional Hospital, in many ways, is on the front end of it. A new hospital president and University of Maryland doctors who manage the emergency department...
  • Baltimore Diner: Verde Pizza opens in Canton

    Baltimore Diner: Verde Pizza opens in Canton
    Verde Pizza Napoletana is open in Canton. The South Montford Avenue location was the home for years of Birches, and before that, the Wild Mushroom. The dining room and bar, which formerly had a woodsy New England appearance, have been thoroughly...
  • Taking a break from saving the bay to simply enjoy it

    Taking a break from saving the bay to simply enjoy it
    "If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy," wrote essayist E.B. White; "and if it were merely challenging that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. "This...
  • For some, colon cancer screening before age 50

    Carol Carr's diagnosis of colorectal cancer at age 44 ("Colon cancer rises for young," July 30) underscores the point that even though current national guidelines for average risk individuals call for colon screening to start at age 50, there are...
  • Ellicott City: County riders fill out the 4k for Cancer cross country bike trek

    Remember my recent article about the Centennial High school alumni Kevin Barnes, Raymond Kim and Ella Lee who are participating in the 4K for Cancer Ride Across America? Ellicott City resident Meryl Eddy read the story and kindly wrote to tell me there...
  • Dundalk port cleanup plan set

    Dundalk port cleanup plan set
    Decades after first discovering the problem, state officials have settled on a $27 million plan to keep a cancer-causing chemical in the ground at the Dundalk Marine Terminal from seeping into the Patapsco River and blowing into nearby residential areas....
  • Aberdeen Police mourn second officer to die this month

    Aberdeen Police mourn second officer to die this month
    The Aberdeen Police Department is mourning the loss of Detective Mark Franklin, who died Sept. 20 after battling cancer since the first of the year. Detective Franklin, 55, was a 13-year veteran of the city's police force, serving as the department's...
  • Roberta Harrison

    Roberta Harrison
    Roberta "Bobbie" Harrison, matriarch of a celebrated Tilghman Island business that includes a restaurant, inn, charter fishing fleet and seafood operations, died of cancer complications Monday at Memorial Hospital in Easton. She was 74 and lived in...
  • Debbie Phelps wears duct-tape flower in apparent honor of McDonogh swimmer

    Debbie Phelps wears duct-tape flower in apparent honor of McDonogh swimmer
    Over the course of Olympic competition in London, keen observers have noticed Michael Phelps' mother, Debbie, sporting a duct-tape flower. The flower is in apparent honor of Alec John Cosgarea, a 17-year-old McDonogh School swimmer who died July 9...