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  • Hopkins team helps children with face-saving surgery

    Hopkins team helps children with face-saving surgery
    While still attending undergraduate school, Dr. Patrick J. Byrne made a promise: If he had the good fortune to go into medicine and become a doctor, he would do something for the underserved. That promise has transitioned from volunteering on medical...
  • Family awaits cleft palate surgery for infant son

    Family awaits cleft palate surgery for infant son
    All of her training as a nurse couldn't prepare Vipra Patel, 28, for the shock of learning that her first baby, a boy, likely would be born with a cleft lip and palate. "I was in tears" when doctors at Greater Baltimore Medical Center showed her the...
  • The right to birth control

    The right to birth control
    Each year in Maryland, approximately 75,000 women unintentionally become pregnant. Of those pregnancies, about 36,000 end in abortions and 8,000 end in miscarriages. Additionally, many unintended pregnancies lead to premature births, low birthweight...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Southbury Family Named March Of Dimes Greater Waterbury Ambassadors

    On Sunday, May 4, hundreds from the Greater Waterbury area will gather for March for Babies at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury to benefit the March of Dimes. Leading the festivities will be Fran and Heather Pentino of Southbury, along with their...
  • Think twice before giving up grains

    Think twice before giving up grains
    Though going grain-free is a popular diet trend, grains--especially in their whole form--provide a significant portion of important nutrients in the diet. You've likely noticed the proliferation of books, websites and specialty foods aimed at helping...
  • Shrimp boil on the beach for Angel's Pediatric Heart House

    Angel's Pediatric Heart House (APHH) will hosts its fifth annual "Toes in the Sand" shrimp boil on the beach fundraiser April 5. During the casual event, guests will enjoy all-you-can-eat shrimp boil fixins, beer, wine and steel drum music. The event will...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Think twice before giving up grains

    Environmental Nutrition Though going grain-free is a popular diet trend, grains -- especially in their whole form -- provide a significant portion of important nutrients in the diet. You've likely noticed the proliferation of books, websites, and...
  • Phil Donahue: Congress, clean up your war

    Eleven years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq in an unprovoked, unnecessary, unconstitutional action that violated international law. Not long after the March 2003 military blunder began, journalist Tim Russert asked then-Sen. John Kerry,...
  • Taking the Kids -- and keeping them safe around the water

    Taking the Kids -- and keeping them safe around the water
    Just a minute! How many times have you said that to your kids on vacation at a pool or a beach while you finish a call, rummage for the sunscreen or turn around to grab a beach towel. Most times, thankfully, that minute means nothing. But for some a few...
  • Newport News Sheriff says Medicaid expansion would reduce crime

    Newport News Sheriff says Medicaid expansion would reduce crime
    NEPORT NEWS — Sheriff Gabe Morgan on Wednesday was the face of a national law enforcement group that is pressing state lawmakers to expand Medicaid eligibility in Virginia. At a press conference Morgan said people don't always connect health...
  • The anti-vaccination movement brings the measles threat back home

    [UPDATE: This post has been updated as explained below.] In yet another sign of the perils and irresponsibility of the anti-vaccination movement, thousands of riders of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system are being warned that they may have been exposed...
  • Surgeon general to Hollywood: Kick the cigarette habit

    Surgeon general to Hollywood: Kick the cigarette habit
    The U.S. surgeon general is calling on Hollywood to kick the tobacco habit, saying too many youth-rated films contain harmful images of tobacco use. In a new report on smoking released Friday, acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak and other U.S....