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Surgery is generally the only treatment for uterine fibroids, the most common noncancerous tumors in women of childbearing age. Some 200,000 U.S. women have the procedure every year, at a cost $34 billion a year. But a new study funded by the National...
The new Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai will boast some of the latest medical technology, but just as important is its expanded playroom. When the building opens to patients next month, it will feature a playroom 50 percent...
Organic products are getting a lot of buzz these days. They are trendy and becoming part of the consumer purchasing decision in a significant way. The old rule of thumb used to be that if you are going to eat the skin of the fruit or vegetable buy...
Heather Gildea is the first to admit she has no experience in public speaking. As the ambassador for the Towson Walk MS, the Cockeysville resident is ready, however, to share her story about her life since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She...
As promised in my last column, I am featuring another new program in Howard County here. "Thriving Beyond Breast Cancer" is a pilot program made possible by a senior center operating fund grant from the Maryland Department of Aging. The Howard County...
Twelve 11th grade girls from Harford County high schools were honored Saturday at the 26th annual Judith Resnik Mathematics/Science Awards luncheon at Harford Community College. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women Harford Branch,...
The Washington PostThere's a problem with little Tyler tonight, and Mommy is just about beside herself. Tyler just turned 4. He has leukemia — but this has nothing to do with that. Tyler is extroverted and lovey-dovey, a world-class hugger, a chatterbox. And until...
The Baltimore SunChi-Chi and the other dogs in his family, have been long-time testers for Unleashed. The energetic Chihuahua loves toys and there's not much he won't do for a treat. So when we got Bil-Jac's new "Solution-based" treats that promise to target either a...
Tags: Dog (animal), Human Body
Dr. Fray Francis Marshall, a urologist and former Johns Hopkins professor who developed surgical technique for the treatment of kidney cancer, died of cancer Dec. 2 at the Atlanta Hospice. He was 67 and had lived in Ruxton before moving to Georgia in...
Malaria remains a worldwide scourge, but scientists at Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute believe they have found a way to get the mosquitoes to help stop passing the disease to humans. They have shown that they can genetically engineer Anopheles...
Tags: Malaria, Diseases and Illnesses
Picture of Health contributorEach week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post on healthful eating. This week, Mindy Athas, RD, CSO, LDN, writes about mushrooms. Low in calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium, yet rich in fiber, protein,...
Dr. Kenneth P. Johnson, former chairman of the department of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and an internationally known expert on multiple sclerosis who developed new treatments for the disease, died Saturday of cancer at...
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