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  • Nor shortage of reasons for oral contraceptives

    Rush Limbaugh is an attention-hogging, obnoxious and ignorant loud mouth ("Rush to judgment on birth control," March 7). His crudeness sicken me. The controversies about oral contraceptives are passe. Yes, insurance companies have to make them available...
  • Robotic technology to treat lung cancer

    Robotic technology to treat lung cancer
    The da Vinci robotic technology allows doctors to perform more precise surgeries. The technique also enables patients to recover more quickly with fewer complications in many cases. The technique is used to perform many different types of surgeries. Dr....
  • 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...
  • Senate panel hears bill to end death penalty

    A passionate group of advocates — including NAACP President Benjamin Jealous and an innocent man who was on Maryland's death row for two years — came to Annapolis Wednesday to argue against the state's death penalty. "For this state to...
  • From doctor to patient to test subject

    One day in June 2009, I was seeing patients at my neurology practice in Catonsville when I felt a sudden headache and noted my words seemed to be slurred. I called my wife, a speech-language pathologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and asked if she detected...
  • Baltimore man charged in Harford robbery freed, charges dismissed

    A Baltimore man, who was being held on $1 million bail after being charged in connection with an armed robbery in Edgewood last June, was released from jail Friday after the state dismissed the charges against him. Nicholas Patrick Keating, 23, of the...
  • Project seeks 1 million veterans to give blood, DNA for disease research

    Project seeks 1 million veterans to give blood, DNA for disease research
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a few good men and women to volunteer for a battle it's waging at home — against disease. Actually, more than a few are needed. Officials overseeing health care for the nation's veterans are...
  • West Friendship: Stranger helps keep woman alive during moment of crisis

    Blanche DuBois knew all about the "kindness of strangers." After the happenings in the early morning hours of Jan. 24, so too, does West Friendship's Denise Oursler. Denise's daughter, Jill Haas, had just left the Oursler home on Route 144 to wait for...
  • Seeing more than just blurred vision in your eye exam

    Seeing more than just blurred vision in your eye exam
    When people come to the Reisterstown office of Drs. Eickhoff & Rowe for eye exams, the optometrists do more than simply ask which line of letters they can read on the eye chart. Like other eye doctors, James Eickhoff starts with a "complete case history,...
  • Know the warning signs of heart attack and stroke

    February is American Heart Month. I couldn't let this month go by without researching and writing about heart disease. The warning signs of heart attack and stroke always bear repeating. The first paragraph of the Presidential Proclamation for American...
  • Maryland sturgeon restoration effort in limbo

    Maryland sturgeon restoration effort in limbo
    — "Sturgie" is biding his time, waiting to be introduced to the right female. Caught off Hooper's Island five years ago, the hulking six-foot Atlantic sturgeon passes his days lolling about in a large tank at the University of Maryland's Horn Point...
  • Stephens sentencing could test Maryland death penalty law

    This week's sentencing of the prisoner convicted of killing a correctional officer will be the first case in Maryland in which prosecutors must establish a DNA "link" in order to pursue a death sentence, and it could become the first real test for the...