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Dr. Paul S. Lietman, a retired Johns Hopkins professor of medicine, pharmacology, molecular sciences and pediatrics, died of congestive heart failure April 20 at his Ruxton home. He was 79. "He was a gifted educator and was beloved by generations of...
When Jonah Posner developed a fever last spring, his mother, Tracy, didn’t think much of it. The then-2-year-old was eating, drinking and sleeping as he usually did. “He had no other symptoms besides the fever,” Tracy Posner says....
Maryland's pediatricians applaud President Barack Obama for his leadership in the wake of the gun violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. ("Obama pledges fight for gun laws," Jan. 17). The president's federal policy recommendations...
From Liz Atwood: For years we’ve heard about the teen and tween girls who have a negative body image. Trying to emulate the unnaturally thin models they see on TV or in magazines, they can starve themselves to death. But a new study shows that not...
Most parents know it well. The day when school is closed, children are home and the walls begin to close in around you by the hour. Throughout the winter, snow, cold temperatures and rain can leave children aimlessly searching for things to do inside...
Every day, Marylanders are exposed to pesticides in our drinking water, on our food and through chemicals in our homes, lawns and public spaces. We also encounter pesticides in our rivers and streams and the Chesapeake Bay. While these exposures are often...
Latest in a series of school board candidate profiles. The next four years are going to be critical for Howard County schools, said Board of Education incumbent Janet Siddiqui. A new superintendent is at the helm, the federal Common Core Standards...
Pregnant women who smoke run into the risk of their children have reading problems later in life, a Yale School of Medicine study has found. The reserachers looked at the reading tests of 5,000 students and found that many whose mothers smoked while...
Dr. Alice Heisler Hissey, medical director of the University of Maryland Medical Center's Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic who also was a consultant to city public schools, died Oct. 18 of pancreatic cancer at her Columbia home. The former Catonsville and...
Parents who feed their kids an organic diet may not be giving them the health advantage they think. There is no evidence eating organic foods cuts back on the risk of disease over the long-run, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a report this...
First-time parents may not always know how to care for their newborn's skin or recognize common conditions. Most problems resolve themselves, and the basic rule of thumb for washing and choosing products is to go with what's simple, says Dr. Kate B....
When she was 13 years old and created a charitable foundation, Josie's Smiles for Pediatrics, Josie Grant of Taneytown couldn't imagine that her flair for philanthropy would carry her to the Nation's Capital. But there she was last week, touring the...
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