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Flu immunization clinics The Department of Health will provide seasonal flu vaccinations at the following walk-in clinics. Both nasal-spray and injectable vaccinations will be available. •Glen Burnie Health Center, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and...
Description: Researchers have developed an anti-cancer drug that can travel through the bloodstream and act solely on specific cancer proteins. The drug comes from a weed known as Thapsia garganica, which grows in Mediterranean countries and has for...
Tags: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Medical Research, Health Treatments, Blood
Roland Park residents know Robert Ginyard as an aide to City Councilwoman Sharon Greene Middleton, who represents the community. Ginyard is Middleton's point man and a regular at meetings of the Roland Park Civic League, a listening ear for complaints and...
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent advisory panel, recently recommended that healthy men not be given PSA blood tests to detect prostate cancer. But that won't mean the end of diagnosis and treatment of the disease, the most common...
Men who stop by the Quinntessential Gentleman spa this evening can get free prostate exams. The spa on South Calvert Street will have a local urologist on hand to give out information on prostate cancer and offer the free exams. ZERO-The Project to End...
Tags: Personal Service, Prostate Cancer
For years, the PSA test has been the standard method for early detection of prostate cancer, which strikes one in six men. But recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a federal advisory panel, said the test that checks for prostate-specific...
Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Michigan have discovered an inherited mutation linked to significantly higher risk of prostate cancer development at a younger age. The discovery, after two decades of looking, provides insight into...
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's recommendation against routine use of a blood test that can offer early detection of prostate cancer has led to puzzlement and anger. The reaction has been similar to that following the group's suggestion two...
Yesterday, I saw a urologist panhandling on York Road ("When more information can hurt," Oct. 12). The poor fellow can't make a living anymore since he can no longer do his bogus prostate biopsies and surgeries. Kerry B. Fisher, Lutherville
Tags: Human Body
State health officials released an ambitious plan Tuesday to reduce cancer deaths, using the latest strategies to prevent, detect and treat the disease — and save the lives of an additional 1,200 Marylanders a year. "Our goal in Maryland is to have...
Charlie "Spook" Hilgartner has gone all in for indoor, or stationary, cycling. So much so, that he has opened InSync Cycle studio not far from his home in Hunt Valley. A certified Spin instructor, Hilgartner, 67, first started to work out on...
It's Men's Health Week, and public health officials are encouraging men to pay more attention to their bodies. Not only should they be paying more attention to little changes that don't seem right, they should be getting annual checkups. Diseases common...
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