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Allergies (INACTIVE)

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  • RFID tags help University of Maryland Medical Center track emergency drugs

    RFID tags help University of Maryland Medical Center track emergency drugs
    An average of twice a day, a patient at the University of Maryland Medical Center has a heart attack, dangerous allergic reaction or other emergency that requires supplies from a crash cart. The carts are the wheeled emergency stations that contain...
  • Getting educated on GMOs

    Getting educated on GMOs
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is printed here. This week, Karen Kolowski weighs in on...
  • Same-sex marriage opponent makes outrageous claims

    It seems odd that the voice for a "no" vote on Question 6 should be that of a Virginia legislator, but even stranger is his argument against Question 6 ("Vote no to immorality," Oct. 27). Virginia Del. Bob Marshall argues that Christian theology should...
  • Contact lenses worn with Halloween costumes may lead to eye problems

    Contact lenses worn with Halloween costumes may lead to eye problems
    If your Halloween costume includes contact lenses to give your eyes the scary look of a werewolf or vampire, you may want to consider the dangers, especially if you don't get them from a doctor. The American Optometric Association said contact lenses...
  • Who will make sure genetically modified foods are safe to eat?

    I was startled by University of Maryland nutritionist Karen Kolowski's recent article about genetically modified foods ("Educate yourself on genetically modified food," Aug. 8). While it is true that such foods don't occur in nature and that their...
  • A new dress, and set of lungs, for prom

    A new dress, and set of lungs, for prom
    For the first time in the six years since Victoria Chakwin was diagnosed with a deadly lung disease, the gown she wears won't be hospital issue. The 18-year-old from Martinsburg, W.Va., will go to her senior prom Saturday night in a red-and-black...
  • Rite-Aid to offer free allergy testing

    Rite-Aid to offer free allergy testing
    Sneezing? Think you may be allergic to something? Some Rite Aid stores are planning to hold free allergy screening for the most common allergens on Saturday at selected stores from noon to 4 p.m. Spring is traditionally a busy allergy season so nurses...
  • St. Joseph loses $400,000 every day it can't bill Medicare

    St. Joseph loses $400,000 every day it can't bill Medicare
    University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center loses about $400,000 every day it's not certified by Medicare to collect payments from the federal health care program. The big question is how much that will ultimately cost the Towson hospital. Tens...
  • Columbia hedgehog to cheer on Puppy Bowl 2013

    Columbia hedgehog to cheer on Puppy Bowl 2013
    Baltimoreans will be cheering for their beloved Ravens during Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday, but you can cheer on another local celebrity earlier in the day during Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl. That’s when cheerleader Valkyrie will enjoy her...
  • Ellicott City's One Dish Cuisine is devoted to those with food allergies

    Ellicott City's One Dish Cuisine is devoted to those with food allergies
    For Maureen Burke, “gluten-free” is not just the latest diet trend -- it’s a way of life. Since being diagnosed with celiac disease in the late 1980s, Burke has wrestled with her intolerance of gluten. And now, as chef and owner of One...
  • Aegis editorial, an appreciation of Hayward Putnam

    For someone who didn't much consider himself a writer, Hayward Putnam certainly had a long career in the field. Roughly 40 years ago, he and Joseph Zimmer Jr. approached The Aegis about the paper's coverage of outdoors issues. Shortly thereafter, they...
  • Taste of spring brings bump in tree pollen to allergy sufferers

    Taste of spring brings bump in tree pollen to allergy sufferers
    Allergy sufferers, beware: It's just about that time of year to get a stock of tissues handy again. Trees have started to bud, and as temperatures rose and sunshine abounded this weekend, pollen levels have crept up.  Tree pollen levels are considered...