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  • There's good science behind Alzheimer's screening recommendation [Letter]

    In her commentary, Susan Peschin criticizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for not finding evidence of benefit for screening for dementia as based on sound science ("Alzheimer's again gets short shrift," April 14). On what else should such a profound public health policy be made? It is interesting she mentions breast cancer, the disease over which we have been fighting the most bitter screening war. For although it makes intuitive sense to screen and catch diseases early, for all our good intentions, the more we learn, the more we are finding that screening has been way oversold in breast cancer and a number of other diseases. We are learning the lessons that screening is not without risks: people end up going through pain and anxiety, additional medical tests and complications. They may be administered drugs they don't need. They miss work. They commit suicide. The first "patient" of Jack Kevorkian was a woman diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap, 'Indifference'

    'The Walking Dead' recap, 'Indifference'
    I know I've been harping on how little has happened so far in Season 4 of "The Walking Dead," and at times that was because I was dozing off or not paying enough attention, but I was focused from start to finish during Sunday night's new episode,...

    'True Blood' recap: Season 5, Episode 2: 'Authority Always Wins'

    'True Blood' recap: Season 5, Episode 2: 'Authority Always Wins'
    Think Dick Cheney's thoughts on torture are extreme? Meet the Authority. Meet them and be afraid. Very afraid. Because underneath the sheen of gentility, bureaucratic formalities and a really sweet reception area, the Authority is pretty vicious. ...

    Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana return to prime time tonight with 'Copper'

    Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana return to prime time tonight with 'Copper'
    Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, the executive producers of "Homicide: Life on the Street," return to prime time tonight on BBC America with "Copper," starring Tom Weston-Jones. (That's Weston-Jones sitting with them in the picture above, taken in...

    A charmed Emmys

    A charmed Emmys
    As the television industry comes together Sunday night in Hollywood to honor the best work of last year, there will be few creative communities better represented than Baltimore. The nominees include two generations of Baltimore-born-and-bred directors...