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  • 7 Md. outpatient centers get subpoenas in meningitis outbreak investigation

    7 Md. outpatient centers get subpoenas in meningitis outbreak investigation
    Seven Maryland health care centers that received tainted steroids linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak will be required to turn over documents and give testimony under subpoenas filed last week in a federal lawsuit. A steering committee of...
  • 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....
  • William H. Hoffman, engineer

    William H. Hoffman, engineer
    William H. Hoffman, a retired U.S. Food and Drug Administration official, died Monday from septic shock after kidney transplant surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The longtime Ellicott City resident was 81. William Harry Hoffman was...
  • Budget cuts slow federal hiring in Md.

    Hiring for federal jobs in Maryland has fallen 30 percent since 2008, and for the first time in years is being outpaced by the number of employees retiring or resigning — a trend that has raised concerns among some about the government's ability...
  • Plan B restrictions — better, but not best

    Plan B restrictions — better, but not best
    In the United States of 2013, any youngster can walk into a store and buy a bottle of aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen or some other pain reliever without showing any identification, parental consent or a doctor's order. They don't have to be 15 or 17 or...
  • Volunteers help veterans, and others, get their house in order

    The first troops showed up on a Saturday morning at the four-bedroom house in Columbia heavily armed: saws, hammers, crowbars, drills. They've returned three times since and are expected back again next week in hopes of making repairs upstairs and down,...
  • Scrabble at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acting Up! Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater...
  • Dr. Martin Helrich

    Dr. Martin Helrich
    Dr. Martin Helrich, a pioneering anesthesiologist who had headed the department of anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, died Sunday of complications from heart disease at his Pikesville home. He was 91. "Martin was so...
  • For our kids' sake, food safety must be a priority

    As a pediatrician, my No. 1 concern is to keep children safe and healthy. Inside the walls of my office, I can provide services and counseling to help do just that, whether by giving an infant her first childhood vaccine, providing a mental health...
  • Sacrifices lead to prime opportunity for G.G. Smith

    Sacrifices lead to prime opportunity for G.G. Smith
    Moving around has always been a big part of new Loyola basketball coach G.G. Smith's life. As a child whose father, Tubby, was a rising star in the college basketball coaching ranks, Smith spent time growing up in college towns like Columbia, S.C.,...
  • Headline mischaracterized Board of Pharmacy's stance

    On behalf of the Maryland Board of Pharmacy, we are writing to commend Sun reporter Andrea Walker for a fair and honest reflection of information discussed during her interview with board executive director LaVerne Naesea and board commissioner David...
  • The what-if prescription

    The what-if prescription
    Leave it to some thoughtful physicians to put good medicine ahead of good politics. Last year, the Obama administration wrongly chose to limit access of teens to the emergency contraceptive pill known as Plan B. This week, pediatricians are urging their...