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Heart Disease

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  • Easy call on junk food

     Easy call on junk food
    At a time when nearly a third of Maryland children between ages 10 and 17 are either overweight or obese, you'd think there'd be a law against selling junk food and sugary drinks on school grounds. Wrong. While many in-school cafeterias in Maryland,...
  • Gut bacteria linked to obesity-related health problems

    Gut bacteria linked to obesity-related health problems
    The answer to why some obese people develop diabetes and other health problems may be found not in just a love for junk food, but in the bacteria that thrive deep in the human gut. Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have...
  • William Thomas Napier Martin IX, postcard collector

    William Thomas Napier Martin IX, postcard collector
    William Thomas Napier Martin IX, who with his wife became one of the world's largest collectors and sellers of period vintage postcards, died Wednesday of heart disease at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Havre de Grace resident was 71....
  • Ervin M. Milner, founded production house

    Ervin M. Milner, founded production house
    Ervin M. Milner, who founded Milner Productions in the basement of his Northwest Baltimore home and turned it into one of the nation's largest producers of educational audiovisuals for physicians and hospitals, died Aug. 17 of complications from...
  • U.S. must abandon corn-based ethanol

    The use of ethanol in gasoline has a long and sordid history ("Food or fuel?" Aug. 3). By the early 1990s, EPA regulations had reduced tailpipe emissions from new cars by over 95 percent of 970s levels, and only about 3 percent of the hydrocarbons in...
  • Robert B. Reich: A modest proposal, three weeks of paid vacation

    Robert B. Reich: A modest proposal, three weeks of paid vacation
    Here's a modest proposal I offer free of charge to President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney: Every American should get a mandatory minimum of three week's paid vacation a year. Most Americans only get two weeks off right now. But many don't even take...
  • Maryland newborns to be screened for heart ailment

    Maryland newborns to be screened for heart ailment
    All newborns in Maryland will be screened for critical congenital heart disease beginning Sept. 1, state health officials announced Wednesday. CCHD is any heart defect present at birth that can potentially cause serious illness or death in the first...
  • Morton A. Sacks, trial lawyer

    Morton A. Sacks, trial lawyer
    Morton A. Sacks, a retired trial lawyer and former Maryland assistant attorney general, died of heart disease Aug. 29 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The Linthicum resident, who lived for 40 years in Bolton Hill, was 74. Born in Baltimore and...
  • Vera W. Hall, school teacher and librarian

    Vera W. Hall, school teacher and librarian
    Vera Welch Hall, a retired Baltimore City public school teacher and librarian, died of heart disease Oct. 6 at the Augsburg Lutheran Home. The West Baltimore resident was 86. Born in Baltimore and raised on Calhoun Street near Franklin Square, she was...
  • Bariatric surgery to cure Type 2 diabetes better understood

    Bariatric surgery to cure Type 2 diabetes better understood
    Days after undergoing gastric bypass surgery, Brenda Maker's diabetes was gone — her body producing enough of the hormone insulin to turn sugar into fuel. It's a phenomenon seen in recent years by doctors who increasingly are using the operation...
  • Ask the pet expert: dental care for dogs

    Ask the pet expert: dental care for dogs
    Question: My dog's teeth are looking a bit yellow. Should I brush them myself or get them cleaned? Answer: Good dental health is important to animals just like it is for people. Dogs build up tartar and plaque as they age, which can lead to chronic...
  • The risks and rewards of red meat

    The risks and rewards of red meat
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Ellen Loreck, MS, RD, LDN;, weighs in on red meat. Picture this: You're out to dinner and there are juicy porterhouse steaks, sumptuous burgers, and...