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  • Dr. Ross J. Brechner, ophthalmologist and state epidemiologist, dies at 71

    Dr. Ross J. Brechner, ophthalmologist and state epidemiologist, dies at 71
    Dr. Ross Joseph Brechner, a mathematician turned ophthalmologist who abandoned private practice for a second career in public health, died Aug. 4 of heart disease at his Catonsville home.
  • No surprises

    Nerve gas, mustard agent and Sarin are all words most of us would like to never hear pronounced. Along with biological agents and nuclear weapons, they are among the most sinister tools of modern warfare. So feared are they that they are banned under the...

    A death from cancer, and a search for answers

    A death from cancer, and a search for answers
    Randy White had just buried a daughter, dead at 30 with a brain tumor. Now his other daughter had been diagnosed with growths in her abdomen. When doctors told White in 2009 that their conditions were likely caused by something in their environment,...

    Variety of research carried out at Fort Detrick

    Fort Detrick, where scientist Bruce E. Ivins worked for more than three decades, is the largest U.S. government research center focused primarily on biodefense. Set on a former airfield north of Frederick where the Maryland National Guard once based a...

    'No guarantees' that mail is safe, postmaster says

    Trying to reassure postal workers and an anxious public, the postmaster general moved to shore up the U.S. postal system against biological attack -- even suggesting that people should wash their hands after touching their mail. "We're telling people...