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  • Dr. Joseph S. Ardinger, OB-GYN

    Dr. Joseph S. Ardinger, OB-GYN
    Dr. Joseph S. Ardinger, a retired obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered more than 4,000 babies in nearly 50 years of medical practice, died Monday of complications from pneumonia Monday at Howard County General Hospital. The Ellicott City resident...
  • Velveeta shortage looms just as 'peak season' arrives

    Velveeta shortage looms just as 'peak season' arrives
    Can you believe it? Just when we need it most, there may be a shortage of Velveeta. The marigold-colored cheese product that melts so smoothly may be missing from your grocer's shelves — it doesn't require refrigeration — just as the NFL...
  • Hospitals ought to be doing less, not more, in the community [Letter]

    I read Anne P. Hahn and Michael Reisch's commentary on hospital reform with sad amusement ("Hospitals too must reform under Obamacare," Nov. 11). Their arguments are all backward. Hospitals actually need to step back from the their invasion into the...
  • Carson is quoting Lenin to criticize Obamacare. Is the reference bogus?

    Carson is quoting Lenin to criticize Obamacare. Is the reference bogus?
    It was the most expensive campaign ever launched, but opponents were determined to defeat the president's health care reform plan. "Would socialized medicine lead to socialization of other phases of American life?" began one of the pitches used in a...
  • National gay blood drive seeks to end FDA ban

    National gay blood drive seeks to end FDA ban
    Since 1983, the Food and Drug Administration has banned blood donations from men who have had sex with other men any time after 1977. Created in the nascent years of the AIDS epidemic, the policy was intended to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during...
  • A better MCAT may not produce better doctors

    A better MCAT may not produce better doctors
    What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine? Since the 1920s, the Medical...
  • Guantanamo detention center remains a stain on our national character

    Guantanamo detention center remains a stain on our national character
    Nearly 10 years ago, I reacted with horror and disdain as President George W. Bush gleefully took credit for extra-judicial killings and indefinite detention of suspected terrorists. I thought: "How could a president throw away the basic principle of...
  • A chance to fix Medicare

    A chance to fix Medicare
    More than 1 million men and women in Maryland have one thing in common: They are enrolled in Medicare or Tricare. These programs provide seniors, the disabled and military families the coverage they need to remain healthy and to access the care when...
  • Weight loss programs don't have to be expensive to work

    Weight loss programs don't have to be expensive to work
    Good luck to Jessica Weiderholdt in keeping her 70 pounds off ("Teacher adopts new diet, lifestyle," June 20). However, the article looks like an advertisement for Beachbody exercise and Shakeology drinks. The American Medical Association has agreed...
  • Ambivalent about gay blood ban? Think again.

    Ambivalent about gay blood ban? Think again.
    I hate needles, and I've always deferred to doctors and scientists when it comes to questions of medical importance. Suffice it to say I've been ambivalent since I was a teen about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ban on gay men donating blood....
  • Diseased or just fat?

    Diseased or just fat?
    Last week's decision by the American Medical Association to categorize obesity as a disease brought out the expected reaction — cheers from advocates who believe this growing health threat has been neglected and a collective shrug from others who...
  • Rx for electronic records

    Rx for electronic records
    A critical opportunity to improve U.S. health care finally lies within reach. In 2004, then-President George Bush announced the goal to have a national electronic health records (EHR) system in place in 10 years. Tragically, EHR development had become...