| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The way Danny Eaton talks about politics is a bit like the way he explains the distinction between novel and memoir when discussing the book he's writing: "We are the sum total of all the parts of our life, so it's hard to write anything without having...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a 10 percent cut to the Medicare payment for dialysis — a proposed reduction that is ill-advised, to say the least ("Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard," July 15).
Dangerous would be a...
| Sep 22, 2013
Perry Hall MSSA
Monday, Sept. 23: The regular monthly meeting of the Perry Hall chapter of Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Gunpowder Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10067 at 6309 Ebenezer Road. Visitors are welcome....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Julie Stitt begged her husband for years to let her donate her kidney as he spent nearly a decade in dialysis, through two failed transplants. Last year, he relented.
It was a difficult decision. Her husband, Chuck, didn't want her to make the sacrifice....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 9:04 PM
The ball leaps off the bat, kicks up dust and bounds toward right field, a sure hit.
Tom Coffin reckons not. The second baseman glides left, gloves the ball cleanly and throws the runner out. Coffin's teammates on the Colt .45s explode.
| Jun 4, 2012
| 8:38 AM
A fear of heights usually keeps Billy Stapleton grounded.
Only once in the past dozen years has the Catonsville resident ever flown on an airplane and that caused the same reaction he usually has when he confronts his fear: his body temperature rose...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 10:04 AM
On Tuesday, I'm lucky to be speaking at Home Dialyzors United's third-annual meet up and conference in Baltimore. As an end stage renal disease patient currently doing home hemodialysis treatment, this is an issue I am passionate about. And, mostly...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Joan Corbin's day is governed by the humming box in the alcove off her living room. For nearly an hour in the afternoon and nine hours at night, the Smith Island resident must tether herself to a suitcase-sized dialysis machine to get rid of the waste...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Patrick J. Mongeon, a retired construction superintendent and Vietnam veteran, died Oct. 20 from kidney failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 60.
Mr. Mongeon was born in Baltimore and raised on Marshall Street. After graduating in...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 3:31 PM
The problems of a 10-year-old sound something like this.
"Can I pleeeaaase have an email account?" pleads Lindsey Duquette, jumping up and down in front of her mom, Pam Duquette, in the family kitchen in Sparks. "All my friends have email."
| Sep 12, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Baltimore's spending panel agreed on Wednesday to pay $500,000 to two grandparents after police arrested them on dubious charges of kidnapping their own grandson — and the grandfather was severely beaten in the city's Central Booking and Intake...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 11:09 AM
With the extreme heat, and even in less extreme temperatures, those who spend any time outside must stay properly hydrated. Some drinks are better than others, and some people need more fluids than others, says Dr. Marc I. Leavey, an internist at Mercy...