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  • Section of brick facade falls off troubled NIH building in Baltimore

    Section of brick facade falls off troubled NIH building in Baltimore
    A large section of brick facade fell off a National Institutes of Health research facility on the Southeast Baltimore campus of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, reviving concerns about a building that opened two years late because of other problems....
  • Henry R. Elsnic, bank executive

    Henry R. Elsnic, bank executive
    Henry R. Elsnic, a retired savings and loan executive and decorated World War II veteran, died Monday of Parkinson's disease at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 88. The son of grocers, Mr. Elsnic was born in Baltimore and raised above his family's Elmley...
  • A smart investment

    A smart investment
    The human brain is a marvelous instrument, capable of the subtlest thoughts, feelings and perceptions, and of dreams even the gods might envy. Yet for all our cleverness in other areas, we still know embarrassingly little about how our own brains actually...
  • Harold E. Hackman, salesman

    Harold E. Hackman, salesman
    Harold E. Hackman, a retired salesman and World War II veteran, died Nov. 15 of complications from Parkinson's disease at his daughter's Oakenshawe home. He was 90. Born in York, Pa., he was a graduate of William Penn High School. Family members said...
  • As adopted daughter awaits new heart, family prays for miracle

    As adopted daughter awaits new heart, family prays for miracle
    Nobody believed Liu Fang, born with half a heart and abandoned in a village west of Beijing, would survive long after being adopted by a Baltimore County family. Even the Bartlinskis, deeply religious Catholics, expected the girl's lungs would fail even...
  • Defunding the dreamers: the perils of cutting science research

    Defunding the dreamers: the perils of cutting science research
    When I was a Ph.D. student at Yale, I dreamed of working as a university professor, directing a research laboratory, and training students of my own. I have been a professor for a little over four years now. Of the lessons I have learned in this time, the...
  • Beilenson resigns after 5 1/2 years as county health officer

    Howard County Health Officer Peter Beilenson, a prominent figure on the Maryland health scene for nearly two decades, has resigned from his job after 5 1/2 years to become CEO of the Evergreen Health Cooperative, the county announced Tuesday. Dr. Maura...
  • Sequestration is not the solution

    Sequestration is not the solution
    If Congress fails to deal with the looming threat of sequestration, March 1 will be devastating for millions of Americans. That will be the day that automatic, across-the-board spending cuts begin to take effect — cutting $1.2 trillion from...
  • 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...
  • Ali unable to attend Ripken Foundation event as he recovers from surgery

    Ali unable to attend Ripken Foundation event as he recovers from surgery
    Under Armour founder Kevin Plank tried to think of his perfect dinner party. There'd have to be a Beatle, he said, along with Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth and Mother Teresa. But the No. 1 guest, he said, would be Muhammad Ali. Plank and Ali were among...
  • Aphasia affects estimated 1 million people

    Aphasia affects estimated 1 million people
    Earlier this month a Texas Rangers sportscaster went from calling live highlights of a baseball game to talking about a botched robbery. The sportscaster's incoherent switch confused listeners, but doctors saw the symptoms of aphasia, a disease not...
  • Implantable pain disk may help those with cancer

    Implantable pain disk may help those with cancer
    An estimated 3.5 million cancer patients around the globe are in severe pain from their disease, but many get no relief. In poor countries the cost is considered too high for drugs like morphine when such opioids are often stolen, abused or not taken...