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Actress Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy rather than risk developing breast cancer hit close to home for Melissa DeSantis, a Bel Air mother of three children. As DeSantis read about Jolie's experience, she began to feel a sense of...
Beltsville native Pat Penkala doesn't remember much about May 4, 1978, her first day as an employee at Greater Laurel Beltsville Hospital and just three days after the hospital admitted its first patient. "I was young, the hospital was quiet," Penkala...
Last week, a federal district judge in New York ruled that girls younger than 17 should be allowed to purchase the Plan B contraceptive pill over the counter. Unlike the Obama administration, Judge Edward Korman got this one right. The 2011 decision by...
When retired Master Sgt. Sheryl A. Webb left the U.S. Army in 1997, she was scarcely aware of services that U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals offered specifically for women. That was well before women became the fastest growing demographic group...
Ever wonder how to do Zumba or eat healthier or what the proper fire safety procedures are? To answer those questions — and many others — Lansdowne High School is hosting its seventh annual Community Health and Safety Information Fair,...
Florence P. Haseltine knows the power of scientists meeting face to face. The former researcher at the National Institutes of Health notes a list of milestones achieved through networking and collaboration at conferences, such as the deliberations that...
I was frankly "flabbergasted" (and I haven't used that word in a long time!) when I viewed the opinion pages of the March 7 Columbia Flier. I counted nine letters in support of Ms. Maria Santo's extremely anti-abortion letter which appeared in the Feb. 28...
VA outpatient clinic The Department of Veterans Affairs has opened a new 13,300-square-foot facility to serve veterans in Anne Arundel and Howard counties. The clinic is located at 2479 Fifth St. adjacent to the Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center at Fort...
A judge on Wednesday lifted a ban prohibiting political activist Kim A. Trueheart from entering City Hall — and she promptly returned to the building, where she attended the mayor's news conference. At a District Court hearing Wednesday morning,...
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Forty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in every state in its historic Roe v. Wade decision. It affirmed that the constitutionally protected right to privacy includes every woman's ability to make her own personal medical...
Tags: Polls, Family, U.S. Supreme Court, Family Planning, Abortion
Walmart is not the only business itching to get into the corner of Plumtree Road and Route 924 south of Bel Air. MedStar Health announced Monday plans to build a 100,000-square-foot healthcare facility on a parcel behind Walgreens and Sonic, at the east...
Lois G. Caplan, a retired library supervisor and film buff, died Dec. 25 of cancer at her Arnold home. She was 71. A daughter of dungaree manufacturers, the former Lois Gloria Simons was born and raised in Philadelphia, where she graduated in 1960 from...
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