| May 21, 2012
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Two projects, carried out recently by Laurel residents to help neighbors in need, show the compassion that's still in play in our "small town."
Laurel Avenue resident Brent Debnam, a 21-year-old student at Montgomery College, was born with cerebral...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 9:30 AM
My son Brent, who is 22, is a quadriplegic living with cerebral palsy and osteoporosis. Brent and I wanted to let you know how thankful we are for the recent outpouring of love and support coming from our Laurel community. We are writing this letter to...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 6:49 AM
A growing number of people looking for less invasive procedures than plastic surgery or Botox injections to do away with wrinkles and sagging jawlines are turning to the ancient Chinese-rooted practice of acupuncture. And they are starting to come to...
| May 16, 2012
| 8:00 AM
A simple “pull-to-sit” test on infants at six months old may help doctors predict autismand other delays, a new study has found.
The study by Kennedy Krieger Institute researchers looked at infants at high genetic risk for autism and found...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 1:45 PM
There are several innovative health-related programs for seniors in Howard County, which I want to spread the word about. One is a Parkinson'sdance group at Vantage House, a continuing care residential facility for seniors in Columbia, and the other is...
| Apr 25, 2012
Deb Bergstrom started fencing after her daughter became interested in the sport several years ago. When her daughter left home for college, Bergstrom continued in the sport she describes as "physical chess."
"It's a lot of fun," she said. "I'm going to...
| Apr 29, 2012
Some of the primary risk factors associated with most teen driving fatalities: poor hazard detection, low risk perception, risk-taking, not wearing seat belts, lack of skill, alcohol and drugs, carrying passengers and night driving. I also think...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 12:36 PM
John Cheney Wood, a Baltimore artist who worked in a variety of media, died July 20 of advanced Parkinson's disease at his summer home and studio in Ithaca, N.Y.
The Mount Washington resident was 90.
The son of a master carpenter and an executive...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 5:35 AM
Senior Katie Waddel, 17, is playing Lucy in the Glenelg High School production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."
She also brought her artistic skills to the production, adding large sketches of the characters to the set.
Inspired by Glenelg's...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Sometimes it's easy for Vincent Vono to feel down about having to live with Parkinson's disease.
The disease has snatched his independence and sense of a normal life. The 76-year-old stopped driving last year as his motor skills slowed. He doesn't cook...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Dorothy Powell Ridgely Thomas, a former teacher of disabled students who was active at the Hampton National Historic Site, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Aug. 4 at her Lutherville home. She was 82.
Born Dorothy Powell Ridgely in...