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  • Army pauses operations for mandatory suicide prevention training

    Army pauses operations for mandatory suicide prevention training
    At Fort Meade, where the suicide rate among service members is six times higher than that of the entire state, a crowd of 75 soldiers offered mostly silence when Mark Fisher asked them to list potential warning signs that a colleague is about to take...
  • Dr. John B. MacGibbon, treated mariners at port of Baltimore

    Dr. John B. MacGibbon, treated mariners at port of Baltimore
    Dr. John Butler MacGibbon, an internal medicine specialist who treated port of Baltimore mariners, died Dec. 24 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications of a stroke and a fall. He was 90 and lived in Original Northwood. Born in Christchurch,...
  • Richard K.C. Hsieh

    Richard K.C. Hsieh
    Richard K.C. Hsieh, a public health specialist and former National Library of Medicine official who in retirement traced his family tree back to seventh-century China, died of a heart attack Dec. 31 at his Towson home. He was 79. Born in 1932 in...
  • Dr. Michael Victor Edelstein, Sheppard Pratt psychiatrist

    Dr. Michael Victor Edelstein, Sheppard Pratt psychiatrist
    Dr. Michael Victor Edelstein, whose career at Sheppard Pratt Health System spanned nearly 30 years and whose hobbies were auto repair and listening to gospel music, died of a heart attack Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Cockeysville resident was...
  • Arline K. Howdon, Hopkins cytologist

    Arline K. Howdon, Hopkins cytologist
    Arline Kaye Howdon, who was chief cytologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was known nationally and internationally for her work in the field of cytopathology and education, died July 20 of lung cancer at her Harper House condominium in Cross Keys. She...
  • FDA approves a new artificial sweetener

    FDA approves a new artificial sweetener
    Say hello to advantame, aspartame's intensely sweet cousin, which got the nod to enter the U.S. food market on Wednesday from the Food and Drug Administration. Advantame -- which does not yet having a catchy marketing name -- is the sixth artificial...
  • LVH's Rosenau heading national physician group

     
    Lehigh Valley Health Network physician Alex Rosenau this weekend assumed the presidency of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He took over the position at the college's annual meeting in Seattle. Rosenau was elected to the board in 2006 and...
  • C. Everett Koop dies at 96; former U.S. surgeon general

    In the mid-1980s, the emerging AIDS epidemic was a high-profile target of vocal conservatives. Politicians and the religious right called for sweeping measures against those diagnosed with AIDS, including quarantine of patients, mandatory screening of...
  • Loyola University Hospital works toward 'Baby Friendly' designation

    Loyola University Hospital works toward 'Baby Friendly' designation
    Telicia Gardner, of Chicago, plans to breast-feed her son, Josiah Neal, until he is a year old — for several reasons. "It's healthier for the baby, cheaper than buying formula and it's helping me lose weight," said Gardner, who delivered on June...
  • ‘Smog catcher’

     
    Health officials demonstrate electrostatic precipitator, or "smog catcher."...
  • Rabies' vaccinations afford the best protection, new clinic mandate

    Rabies' vaccinations afford the best protection, new clinic mandate
    At the peak of the outdoor season, confirmed cases of rabies in Virginia are tracking last year's numbers. The Department of Health has recorded 184 cases for 2013, just three shy of the 187 at the same time in 2012 that included five bats, a bear and a...
  • 2012 Citizens of the Year: Charlie Hill and Golden Bethune-Hill

    2012 Citizens of the Year: Charlie Hill and Golden Bethune-Hill
    They trip over the ends of each other's sentences as they vie to tout their individual projects and recognize each other's work. They can barely wait to add an encomium or anecdote about their shared passions for health and education. They're determined...