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  • We can wipe out childhood diseases

    We can wipe out childhood diseases
    This month, leaders from around the globe announced a road map for ending preventable child deaths within a generation. Essentially, the ambitious plan aims to assure that every child has the same opportunity for a fifth birthday and a future beyond childhood, thereby ending one of the most obvious social injustices in the world today.
  • U.S. lags world, fails women with lack of paid leave

    U.S. lags world, fails women with lack of paid leave
    This month marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act. The 1993 act is a federal law requiring employers to provide employees 12 weeks of unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons, including pregnancy. On this...

    Share Your Blessings: Where to donate this holiday season

    As we come to the close of another challenging year on the economic front, local nonprofit groups throughout the area are still struggling to make ends meet and address growing needs in the community. These groups and the people they serve need our help...

    Dr. John L. Pitts

    Dr. John L. Pitts
    Dr. John Leake Pitts, a retired pediatrician who during a long career in public health had been the acting Anne Arundel County health officer, died of cancer Wednesday at his Annapolis Roads home. He was 85. Born in Roanoke, Va., he was the son of John...

    Teen golfer hopes to score for Hopkins hospital

    Teen golfer hopes to score for Hopkins hospital
    Jordan McKelvin, 14, hopes to turn her scores on golf greens into dollars to fund research and battle childhood diseases. The Westminster High freshman and only girl on the Carroll County school's golf team has launched Birdies for Babies to benefit...