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American Cancer Society

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  • Barbara A. Hall, longtime GBMC volunteer

    Barbara A. Hall, longtime GBMC volunteer
    Barbara A. Hall, a former secretary who was a longtime volunteer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Sunday of pneumonia at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 92. The daughter of a high school principal and a homemaker, the former Barbara Abbott...
  • West Friendship: Fire department chief among those who saved Virginia woman

    As a community we are beaming with pride. West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Mark Miller was among a team of Maryland Wildland Firefighters whose rescue efforts saved the life of a woman in Virginia on July 3. Members from the 20...
  • Volunteer opportunities in Howard County

    Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit volunteer items, mail to Volunteers, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email...
  • Letter: Yolanda Adams Gospel concert sells out

    Gospel music lovers missed their chances to purchase tickets for this year's "Afternoon of Musical Praise" featuring Grammy-winning artist Yolanda Adams, slated for Aug. 18 at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Post Theater. The concert sold out almost two weeks...
  • American Cancer Society kicks off new study at Mountain Christian Church

    American Cancer Society kicks off new study at Mountain Christian Church
    About 100 people attended an event Tuesday morning held by the American Cancer Society, kicking off enrollment for a cancer prevention study. The study, ACS says, will help researchers better understand various factors, such as genetics, environment...
  • Ocean City bikini parade falls short

    Ocean City bikini parade falls short
    A persistent drizzle that occasionally morphed into a driving rain helped China retain its bikini parade crown Saturday, as only 325 women – out of the thousand-plus needed — answered Ocean City's call to stage its own parade of world-record...
  • Monkton chef using homegrown ingredients for Taste of Life benefit

    Monkton chef using homegrown ingredients for Taste of Life benefit
    Chef Jerry Edwards hasn't finalized the meal he'll prepare for the July 29 Taste for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society, but one thing is certain — many ingredients will come from his Monkton farm. Edwards, who owns Chef's Expressions...
  • Arline K. Howdon, Hopkins cytologist

    Arline K. Howdon, Hopkins cytologist
    Arline Kaye Howdon, who was chief cytologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was known nationally and internationally for her work in the field of cytopathology and education, died July 20 of lung cancer at her Harper House condominium in Cross Keys. She...
  • My Time: AAMC social worker wins leadership award

    My Time: AAMC social worker wins leadership award
    Ashley Varner, an oncology social worker and manager of psychosocial oncology at Anne Arundel Medical Center, received the 2014 Leadership in Oncology Social Work Award from the Association of Oncology Social Work on May 28. The award is given for...
  • Mammography false alarms linked with later tumor risk

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women whose screening mammograms produce false alarms have a heightened risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer years later, but the reason remains mysterious, researchers say. An increased risk of breast cancer...
  • Lawyers, not doctors, push medical pot: My Word

    Lawyers, not doctors, push medical pot: My Word
    This November, Florida voters will decide the fate of Amendment 2, which would allow marijuana to be recommended for medical purposes. If passed, this amendment would be enshrined in the state's constitution, and essentially, Florida could not turn back....
  • Bowie parents push back against school cell tower proposals

    Bowie parents push back against school cell tower proposals
    A group of Bowie and Prince George's County parents have banded together to stop construction of cellphone towers at public schools, and hope the first week of school will boost their numbers. Parents against the proposals fear electromagnetic and...