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Sun reporterMore than all the beribboned nuggets of gold, silver and bronze stacked in her bedroom, Kimmie Meissner is proudest of the band of red, white and blue that envelops her slender wrist. It symbolizes her commitment to the memory of a friend who died of...
Sun StaffLast of three articles BOSTON - Three years into one of history's largest trials of a new AIDS treatment, Steve Lagakos realized that it wasn't working and ordered a halt. Lagakos' verdict disappointed tens of thousands who suffer from the deadly...
Sun StaffChildren on the cancer ward at Johns Hopkins Hospital got their chemotherapy yesterday. People with diabetes who have implantable insulin pumps got them refilled at the clinic. Many other patients involved in research, though, including people with rare...
Special To The SunThere was a time when Anne Arundel County residents who faced cancer treatment were likely to look first to renowned medical centers in Baltimore or Washington. Now, two of the county's major medical institutions -- North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie...
Sun StaffSomeday, Loyola College women's lacrosse coach Diane Geppi-Aikens would like to write a book. In the meantime, she plans to spend a lot more time living its chapters. Until a few weeks ago, Geppi-Aikens hid part of the latest story line from just about...
Sun StaffThat night after everyone had gone, when it was late and the hospital was quiet, the boy savored his triumph. He eyed the long white coat that hung nearby. An honorary medical degree that his doctors had presented him that afternoon was propped against...
Sun StaffThe list seemed too long for one person to read, so the small group took turns. They stood round a table in a hushed conference room that December night a year ago. The grieving parents were far from the hospital, but as the wind and rain blew outside,...
Tags: Depression, Research, Just Born, Inc., Ethics, Maryland
Sun StaffThe summer storm had been brewing for hours. From his hospital bed, R.J. Voigt looked out the tall window and watched the lightning streak across the gray sky. "One Mississippi, two Mississippi," the 12-year-old counted, waiting for the thunder he knew...
Sun StaffNo one knew why the boy started shimmying, going for the corners of his hospital bed. R.J. Voigt was suddenly restless, agitated. The 12-year-old kept calling out for his mom. But he didn't seem to know what he wanted. She kept asking the doctors, "Is...
Tags: Forehead, Teen-agers, Gaming, Swelling, Howard County
Sun ReporterTwo weeks after colon cancer surgery, Boog Powell slaved over the stove of his Hunt Valley home, making hot sauce from the bounty in his own back yard. "I had to [make the sauce] -- all of my peppers ripened at the same time," Powell, the Orioles...
Sun StaffSecond of two parts Sorrel King seemed small up on stage next to the two photographs of her daughter Josie, projected on a huge screen. In one shot, the brown-haired girl looked like she'd been caught in mid-giggle. Most of the speakers at this...
Tags: Marathon, Culture, Gaming, Procedural Sedation, Human Mishaps
Sun StaffJennifer Martin was 28 years old and three months pregnant when a doctor diagnosed her malignant melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer. Fifty years ago, the disease rarely struck people in their 20s. Now, it is one of the most common types of...
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