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It's a dream Ida Heck never really expected to come true. Her family has raised about $1 million since 2005 for research into the rare disorder that afflicts her 8-year-old daughter, Jenna, resulting in cognitive deficits, seizures, long-lasting...
A foot and half separated Marc Burleson from the buried bomb he was trying to defuse last December in a narrow alleyway of a small Afghanistan village. The bomb exploded, mutilating the Marine's face, ripping off part of his right arm, paralyzing his...
"TWEEEEEET!" The shrill sound of the lifeguard's whistle should stop dozens of wet little feet right in their tracks. But does it? According to lifeguards, not always. With hordes of sunscreened swimmers flocking to pools and beaches around Baltimore,...
Commerce Secretary John Bryson is blaming a seizure for the multiple car crashes he caused in California over the weekend. He was cited by police, according to Tribune and wire sources. Bryson, 68, allegedly hit a car stopped at a train track, got out...
Megan Elphage lives in fear of another big epileptic seizure. The 22-year-old Glen Burnie woman had her first seizure when she was 13. Even though medications largely keep her epilepsy under control, the prospect of seizures means she can't drive,...
For eight years, Renee Gordon's son, Alex, has been attending Camp Greentop, a summer getaway in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains for people with disabilities. Now Gordon is now spearheading a campaign with Michael Hettleman to raise $1 million for the...
Stress is behind some seizures rather than the neurological disorder epilepsy, researchers at Johns Hopkins have determined. A team of doctors and psychologists evaluated patients admitted to Hopkins’ inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit for...
Shaking, sweating and swooning are par for the course among the passionate young fans of the "Twilight" series. But reports that a scene in "Breaking Dawn" has been sparking seizures in theaters nationwide has epilepsy experts on the alert and parents...
Anne Stein's excellent article on epilepsy surgery ("Most epilepsy surgery candidates don't opt for it," Feb. 16) omits several crucial facts. Candidates for epilepsy surgery not only must have seizures refractory to two appropriately used medications but...
After a teenage girl was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for beating a transgender woman at a McDonald's in Rosedale, some advocates for transgender people called the sentence too lenient. "The whole incident is unfortunate and demonstrates the...
When Emma-Leigh Savage was born four years ago next month, she weighed two pounds and seven ounces. She wasn't breathing when she was born at the University of Maryland Medical Center and needed to be resuscitated. No one expected her to live more...
Baltimore Sun reporterWhy do we love watching sports? And what did we love the most in 2009? Those are two questions each of us would answer differently. But the answer to the second question helps explain the answer to the first. We love watching sports because they are a...
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