Medical cannabis is used to treat a variety of ailments, such as glaucoma, muscle spasms and lack of appetite, but it is for pain management that many users are finding it to be particularly effective.
As you read this, you could have a disease that could leave you blind, and you don’t even know it. World Glaucoma Week ends on Saturday, an attempt to raise awareness about an eye disease that affects more than 3 million people in the United States, about half of whom may have no idea they have it.
It’s World Glaucoma Week, an awareness raising campaign for this disease of the eye that affects almost three million Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is a leading cause of blindness.
Sophia "Sue" Miller, a retired Evening Sun medical and education reporter recalled for her tenacity, died of dementia complications Dec. 22 at the Watts Group Assisted Living in Severn. She was 93 had lived in Glen Burnie and in North Baltimore.
Researchers at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore have discovered the genetic mutation that causes a rare neurologic and skin disorder called Sturge-Weber syndrome and the far more common port-wine birthmarks that don't harm the brain.
Cold enough? If not, join the Polar Bear Plunge Havre de Grace-style, the Susquehanna Hose Company Duck Dunk, a fundraiser for the volunteer fire department. It will be Saturday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to noon at the Havre de Grace Yacht Basin's far launch ramp
By By Ron Browning and 410-939-6562; fax 410-939-1833
To kick off a month of activities honoring veterans, Perry Point VA Hospital and Aberdeen Proving Ground organized a get together that allowed soldiers to mix with those men and women who have preceded them in service to the country.
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute recently announced the prize money for the person, group or institution that can find a cure for blindness — or do the most to advance a cure for one of the many diseases that causes loss of sight — in the next eight years.
Harford County Executive David R. Craig, accompanied by James Richardson, director of the Office of Economic Development and members of his team, took time to recognize more than a dozen businesses during Business Appreciation Week, Sept. 17 – 21.
The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Medicine commemorated the grand opening of its Bel Air and Havre de Grace locations (both formerly Parris-Castoro Eye Care Centers) during a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony
In the wake of Maryland's decision last year to make use of medical marijuana legally defensible, the General Assembly is considering what kind of system would facilitate getting the herb to those who, under a doctor's care, need it.
I am surprised that the Times (Feb. 15) would endorse the medical marijuana bill favored by State Del. Dan Morhaim (HB1158) and not endorse the medical marijuana bill (HB1024) favored by Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
A recent study commissioned by a vision insurance company confirms what many optometrists already knew anecdotally: That eye exams can be valuable tools for detecting the chronic diseases that are taking an increasing toll on American health and health care dollars.
By By Karen Nitkin and Special to The Baltimore Sun
A 62-year-old blind man has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice after Baltimore paramedics refused to allow his service dog to accompany him in an ambulance after he was struck by a car.