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  • GLCCB to host forum on pre-exposure HIV treatment for at-risk populations

    GLCCB to host forum on pre-exposure HIV treatment for at-risk populations
    Local medical professionals will gather with members of Baltimore's gay community later this month to discuss a new medical treatment that involves HIV-negative patients taking a daily pill to avoid becoming infected. The April 28 forum, hosted by the...
  • City churches recruited to raise awareness about heart disease

    City churches recruited to raise awareness about heart disease
    When Dr. Frank M. Reid III, senior pastor at Bethel AME Church, said "bless your heart" to his congregation this Sunday, he meant it literally. It was Red Dress Sunday at the church off Druid Hill Avenue, an annual event launched in Baltimore by St....
  • Breast cancer and online dating put couple on path to love

    Breast cancer and online dating put couple on path to love
    Trueheart4me was 5-foot-9, spiritual but not religious, and a social drinker, her Match.com profile read. She loved the water, traveling and a good belly laugh. There was one more thing she labeled "full disclosure." She had cancer. "I was very...
  • Mentally ill people need to be in treatment [Letter]

    Mentally ill people need to be in treatment [Letter]
    Regarding your recent editorial on the Columbia Mall shooting, it is vitally important that people not remain silent but intervene to get a mentally disturbed people into treatment ("With no warning," March 16). The recent Columbia Mall shooting...
  • Happy animals, local meat

    Happy animals, local meat
    Even in frigid weather, Ginger Myers' pigs are happy. "As cold as it gets, the pigs are out there, snorting and playing like kids bundled up and running around," says the owner of Evermore Farm, a family-owned livestock and produce farm in Westminster....
  • Prevention is the best defense against deadly skin cancers [Letter]

    Prevention is the best defense against deadly skin cancers [Letter]
    Thanks for your recent editorial supporting a ban on indoor tanning by minors ("Ban the booth," Jan. 20). As a melanoma survivor, I know the pain and uncertainty of going through treatment for that illness. My melanoma was probably caused by years of...
  • Modern pesticides are safe to use [Letter]

    Modern pesticides are safe to use [Letter]
    In response to your recent editorial about the health risks associated with pesticides, I offer the following factual information and thoughts ("Understanding pesticide risks," Feb. 19): It is time to stop spreading a message of fear and instead take...
  • Baltimore-based cruise ship set to depart tonight despite viral outbreak

    Baltimore-based cruise ship set to depart tonight despite viral outbreak
    For the second time in two weeks, a Baltimore-based cruise ship is dealing with an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness. The Grandeur of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean ship, has reported nearly 100 passengers on a seven-day cruise that departed April 5...
  • Cruise departs despite apprehension over viral outbreak

    Cruise departs despite apprehension over viral outbreak
    Passengers boarding the Grandeur of the Seas arrived Saturday at the port of Baltimore carrying their luggage, hopes for a relaxing vacation and, in some cases, extra vitamins to ward off illnesses that have plagued the ship's last two voyages. "We're...
  • New program to bring healthy food to city's corner stores

    New program to bring healthy food to city's corner stores
    Baltimore City plans to help corner stores in West Baltimore stock healthier fare, and get kids and their parents interested in buying it, as part of an effort to reduce childhood obesity. Though on the decline among young children nationally, obesity...
  • Growing use of e-cigarettes draws attention of entrepreneurs, lawmakers

    Growing use of e-cigarettes draws attention of entrepreneurs, lawmakers
    Annapolis businessman David Purdy started smoking when he was 15. He tried nicotine patches to kick the addiction. Later, he tried Nicorette gum. Neither worked. Then a neighbor, also a heavy smoker, introduced him to an e-cigarette, a battery-...
  • Let's save our kids from an early grave [Letter]

    Let's save our kids from an early grave [Letter]
    The number one cause of injury and death for our young, ages 5 to 35, is motor vehicle crashes. Entities such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the American Automobile Association, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National...