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  • New options to treat multiple myeloma

    New options to treat multiple myeloma
    Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and...
  • Understanding pesticide risks [Editorial]

    Understanding pesticide risks  [Editorial]
    Pesticides have been linked to a variety of human diseases, from cancer to birth defects, asthma and various disorders of the nervous system, so it's hardly unreasonable for people to be concerned about their exposure to them. But good luck finding out...
  • Wheelchair marathoner Tatyana McFadden goes for a Grand Slam -- and takes on a whole new sport

    Wheelchair marathoner Tatyana McFadden goes for a Grand Slam --  and takes on a whole new sport
    On Oct. 13, just before 9:15 a.m., Tatyana McFadden soared across the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, just two seconds before the racer behind her, taking the top spot in the women's wheelchair competition and making history....
  • For the Coyle family, Festival of Trees has new meaning

    For the Coyle family, Festival of Trees has new meaning
    Kennedy Krieger Institute's annual Festival of Trees fundraiser was a family tradition for Mary Lou and John Coyle long before the birth of their son, John III, nine years ago. It began when John Coyle's parents' bakery, Herman's Bakery, was a vendor at...
  • Dr. John M. Freeman, neurologist

    Dr. John M. Freeman, neurologist
    Dr. John M. Freeman, an internationally renowned Johns Hopkins pediatric neurologist and expert in pediatric epilepsy who had also been a medical ethicist, died Friday of cardiovascular disease at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The longtime Ruxton resident...
  • Why the moral argument to attack Syria is a hard sell

    Why the moral argument to attack Syria is a hard sell
    Mr. President, you and I having a similar challenge: selling a military strike against Syria as a "moral imperative." But we have different audiences. Your constituents come from all parts of the country; mine from different parts of the world. Yours...
  • UM medical school to break ground on much-needed research space

    UM medical school to break ground on much-needed research space
    Winning a $1.6 million federal grant to buy a robotic system to store 1 million blood, urine and tissue samples was easy compared to finding space for it at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The "monster" machine, to be known as the...
  • Catonsville girl receives transplant, but is rejecting heart

    Catonsville girl receives transplant, but is rejecting heart
    Ann Bartlinski placed the Eucharist and a pearl-beaded rosary blessed by the hands of the late Pope John Paul II on the chest of her 6-year-old daughter, Teresa, who lay Tuesday in a hospital bed, her tiny body rejecting a donor's heart. Teresa...
  • The toxic soup you're swimming in

    The toxic soup you're swimming in
    Ah, the chemical bath we all splash in these days! It may not be something you want to contemplate, if you're already nervous over swimsuit season. But a dive under the surface might at least dissolve any shallower fears you had about cellulite or...
  • Tom Willis uses his feet to spread his message at Camden Yards and other parks

    Tom Willis uses his feet to spread his message at Camden Yards and other parks
    Tom Willis knows all about making the best of whatever life throws at you. Born with no arms, he's had to make adjustments — about a million of them. He writes with his feet, for one thing. Steers a car with his feet. Cooks with his feet. He...
  • Harford March for Babies on Sunday raises more than $100,000

    Harford March for Babies on Sunday raises more than $100,000
    More than 600 Harford County residents joined to support the nation's smallest citizens at the 2013 March for Babies on Sunday along Route 23 in Forest Hill, raising in excess of $100,000 to improve and protect the health of infants. Now in its 43rd ...
  • Eggs and nutrition

    Eggs and nutrition
    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 reprinted here. This week, Elaine Pelc weighs in on eggs....