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  • September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month in Harford

    September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month in Harford
    An estimated 1.8 million people in the United States are living with, or in remission from leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma, and a new case is diagnosed every three minutes. Blood cancers affect people of all ages. At their meeting Tuesday, members of...
  • Nominations sought for Harford's Most Beautiful Person of 2014

    Nominations sought for Harford's Most Beautiful Person of 2014
    Each year Harford County conducts a search for local "unsung heroes" who selflessly assist those around them. They are volunteers of any age whose acts of goodwill have previously gone unnoticed. These "beautiful people" volunteer above and beyond,...
  • Victoria F. Gelfman, Howard prosecutor, dies

    Victoria F. Gelfman, Howard prosecutor, dies
    Victoria F. "Vickie" Gelfman, a prosecutor in the Howard County state's attorney's office whose blog posts about her struggle with acute myeloid leukemia served as an inspiration to others, died Friday of the disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The...
  • Book project earns Silver Awards for two Girl Scouts [North Laurel/Savage]

    We should all be proud to have Savanah Shaffer and Caitlin Pettengill as part of our community. They just recently earned their Silver Awards in Girl Scouts. These two Patuxent Valley Middle students are part of Troop 1491. They have spent almost a year...
  • Frese balances family and basketball as she steers Terps back to Final Four

    Frese balances family and basketball as she steers Terps back to Final Four
    COLLEGE PARK — Brenda Frese will be the first to tell you she sometimes trampled through life, so intent on the goals ahead that she didn't necessarily worry about the bruised feelings left in her wake. If she wanted something, she took it, a...
  • New options to treat multiple myeloma

    New options to treat multiple myeloma
    Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and...
  • Couple joins forces to research breast cancer genetics

    Couple joins forces to research breast cancer genetics
    If one sign of a happy relationship is that the partners rarely run out of things to talk about, then cancer researchers Stephen Baylin and Feyruz Rassool of Baltimore have been a blessed couple indeed. In the 13 years they've been married, they've...
  • For Grace, a long road out of bankruptcy court

    For Grace, a long road out of bankruptcy court
    Chemical maker W.R. Grace & Co. is about to go where it hasn't been for nearly 13 years: out of bankruptcy. The Chapter 11 case, one of the longest on record, got underway as the Columbia-based company faced more than 100,000 asbestos-related claims....
  • Stevenson highlighting yellow to honor a former player who overcame bone cancer

    Stevenson highlighting yellow to honor a former player who overcame bone cancer
    Six months after captaining the Stevenson University women's basketball team during her senior season, Sam Murray sat in a doctor's office at Sinai Hospital waiting for her diagnosis. After leading the Mustangs in scoring and being named team MVP as a...
  • New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate

    New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate
    Mary McElroy gave 22 years to the Baltimore City Fire Department as a firefighter-paramedic. The job, she says, gave her breast cancer. The state Workers' Compensation Commission agreed, issuing an order last fall that requires the city to cover any...
  • Mill at the Mall benefits Harford Humane Society

    Mill at the Mall benefits Harford Humane Society
    Pet lovers in Bel Air have a new shopping option thanks to the opening of Mill at the Mall, a pet-supply boutique sharing space with the Humane Society of Harford County’s "Rescue Me!" adoption center inside Harford Mall. Cats available for...
  • Stan Koziol, former member of Blast and Loyola soccer teams, dies at 48

    Stan Koziol, former member of Blast and Loyola soccer teams, dies at 48
    Former Loyola University soccer great Stan Koziol, who also played briefly for the Blast in an eight-year professional career, passed away Monday morning after battling leukemia. He was 48. Koziol, a New Jersey native, enjoyed a stellar four-year career...