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  • How much research on marijuana does The Sun want?

    This letter is in response to The Sun's editorial on medical marijuana ("Go slow," Jan. 3). Recently, a medical marijuana panel commissioned by the Maryland legislature recommended two divergent proposals. One recommends dispensaries allow doctors to...
  • Rafael Palmeiro to the Hall of Fame: Let voters handle steroid issue

    Rafael Palmeiro to the Hall of Fame: Let voters handle steroid issue
    The person who perhaps could be helped or hurt most if the National Baseball Hall of Fame offered specific instruction to its voters on whether candidates with a history of using performance-enhancing drugs should be enshrined has his own opinion as to...
  • Genetic mutation shown in some men with prostate cancer

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Michigan have discovered an inherited mutation linked to significantly higher risk of prostate cancer development at a younger age. The discovery, after two decades of looking, provides insight into...
  • Acid reflux drugs don't help asthma in children

    Acid reflux drugs don't help asthma in children
    A new study has found that acid reflux medicine used to treat asthma in children isn't effective. Physicians often prescribe the acid reflux drug lansoprazole in addition to standard inhaled steroid drugs to children who have asthma. The number of...
  • State considers new pharmacy plan without Walgreens

    State considers new pharmacy plan without Walgreens
    State employees, retirees and their dependents could no longer fill their prescriptions at Walgreens under a contract being considered by Maryland's Board of Public Works. The panel agreed Wednesday to defer action on the $2.4 billion five-year...
  • The power of meditation

    The power of meditation
    To understand the impact meditation can have on the human mind, picture a glass of muddy water. If you stir it, the water stays cloudy and anything that might sink to the bottom is instantly sucked back into motion. But if you allow the glass to become...
  • Harford collects 3,750 pounds of prescription drugs

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Carl Kotowski, assistant special agent in charge of the DEA Baltimore Office, presented an award to Harford County Executive David R. Craig Jan. 17 in honor of the county's successful role in the nationwide...
  • Engagements: County residents set to tie the knot

    Courtney Winn Faudree and Tyler Marion Hurd Mr. and Mrs. Eric M. Faudree, of Urbanna, Va. announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Winn Faudree, to Tyler Marion Hurd, son of Dr. and Mrs. Edwin M. Hurd Jr., of West Friendship. Faudree, a...
  • UM Medical School program aimed at increasing primary care physicians

    UM Medical School program aimed at increasing primary care physicians
    The University of Maryland School of Medicine will use a five-year $877,000 grant  on a program to increase the number of students who enter primary care fields. The school said Monday it will create a primary care track that will allow students to...
  • Ricky Williams' retirement casts Ravens' running back situation into uncertainty

    Ricky Williams' retirement casts Ravens' running back situation into uncertainty
    The long, circuitous ride that is Ricky Williams' football career again swerved abruptly Tuesday when the Ravens' enigmatic reserve running back announced that he was retiring from the NFL. Since early last week, Williams, who reached the 10,000-yard...
  • Paula Deen gets slapped after diabetes disclosure

    Paula Deen gets slapped after diabetes disclosure
    Paula Deen's disclosure that she has type 2 Diabetes has triggered some harsh reactions. For years, Deen has featured high-calorie Southern foods in her cookbooks and on television. Some  folks are riled by the fact that that she was doing it while...
  • Williams announces surprise retirement, leaving hole in Ravens' offense

    The long, circuitous ride that is Ricky Williams' football career again swerved abruptly Tuesday when the Ravens' enigmatic reserve running back announced that he was retiring from the NFL. Since early last week, Williams, who reached the 10,000-yard...