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- The whipping winds overnight in the Baltimore area brought a large tree crashing down into the master bedroom of a 2.5-story, 138-year-old home in Towson early Thursday morning.
- As doctors face pressure to prescribe fewer opioids and other narcotics that can lead to addiction in some patients they are pushing for alternative ways to treat pain.
- Hospitals throughout the state are dealing with a sharp increase in the number of babies born exposed to drugs as the opiate epidemic hits the youngest victims before they leave the womb.
- If you suffer from the spinning sensation of vertigo, dizziness or a loss of balance due to inner ear problems, a neck injury or other medical conditions,
- George J. Moniodis, retired director of government affairs and public relations at St. Agnes HealthCare who had been a member and the driving force behind the Greektown Community Development Corp., died Saturdayfrom pulmonary complications at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 79.
- Wanda S. Schloeder, former director of the Governor's Office of Volunteerism who had been active in state Democratic politics, died Jan. 9 of kidney failure at Symphony Manor in Roland Park. She was 86.
- Imagine a disease that can strike any joint or organ at any time, with no known cause or cure. Sarcoidosis is just that — an elusive disease that is seldom
- A former Baltimore police officer has been charged with second-degree rape after a woman said he became aggressive during sex and refused to stop when she told him he was hurting her, according to court records.
- The national Look Good Feel Better program offers makeup sessions, hats and scarves and beauty tips for women coping with the toll of chemotherapy on their appearances. Free sessions are held at hospitals around the country and twice a month at GBMC. The women must only be undergoing chemotherapy to participate.
- Consumers had plenty of reasons for waiting until two days before Christmas – and a day before Hanukkah – to either start shopping for gifts or checking those last few people off their lists.
- Just 1 percent of the 16,000 doctors who treat patients in Maryland have signed up to for the state's medical marijuana program, and two of the largest hospital systems in the state have banned their physicians from participating.
- Richard C. "Dick" Nickels Sr., a retired CSX marketing executive whose career with the railroad spanned more than four decades, died Monday of respiratory failure at the Pickersgill Retirement Community in West Towson. He was 91.
- Joan McHenry Hoblitzell, a naturalist, accomplished equestrian and volunteer, died Friday from heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 82.
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Kevin Kamenetzpresented a list of transportation priorities last week to aGreater Baltimore Medical Center’s new employed physicians group president brings vision, experience and good humor to one of the region’s preeminent healthcareEveryone is grateful that urgent care facilities are available for medical emergencies. But Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) aims to reduce urgent careMedicare on Friday unveiled a far-reaching overhaul of how it compensates doctors and other clinicians to reward quality, cost-effective care instead of just paying piecemeal for servicesMarjorie Demarest Nelson, 91, a homemaker and retired community volunteer, died of stroke complications Sept. 19 at the Broadmead Retirement Community in Cockeysville.Maryland faces a year-end deadline to submit a plan to expand a massive experiment in how it manages health care costs by including doctors, nursing homes and other health care providers.Dr. James E. Comber, a popular Baltimore ophthalmologist who helped establish a low vision program at the Maryland School for the Blind, died Saturday from cardiovascular disease at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 62.Dr. Sung Eui Kim, an Anne Arundel County obstetrician and gynecologist, died Monday of complications following surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 71.An association of radiologists and several cancer prevention groups think that people who are turned off by the thought of getting a colonoscopy, could be persuaded to get tested if given the choice of a virtual colonoscopy.Joanne C. Verner, a retired banker who later worked for a grocery store and steamship company, died July 6 from multiple myeloma at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 81.School's out. Final grades are in. Still, there's one exam your child might need to take: An annual physical administered by his or her primary care physician.Megan McNew won the women's race, and her father, Lonnie McNew, finished second in his age group in the GBMC Father's Day 5K in Towson Sunday.In February, Joi Turner and Natalie Estelle launched Preemie Moms Rock, an organization that provides healthy meals and emotional support to NICU parents. It's one of several local and national programs run by fellow preemie parents and hospitals, targeting moms and dads.Cecil B. "Jerry" Bishop, a retired Alex. Brown & Sons stockbroker who was active with several boards, died Friday from respiratory failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 81.Baltimore County officials are taking steps to raise awareness about the Zika virus, a disease that has caused birth defects in infants in South America since an outbreak began on that continent last year.Many people experiencing the brunt of spring allergies are using or testing out alternative treatments, including herbs, acupuncture, salt therapy and even foods containing allergens, to complement or wean off of pharmaceuticals altogether. Though research on these therapies is limited and some doctors recommend against them, some users say they're the key to relief.Judge Frank E. Cicone, former chief administrative judge for the Baltimore County Circuit Court, who enjoyed mentoring lawyers and judges, died Thursday from congestive heart failure at Greater Baltimore medical Center. He was 95.While a loving home, regular long walks and maybe some squeaky toys are enough to keep the average canine content, Pam Goode's dog, Maverick, yearned for aJoseph S. Keelty Jr., 93, a retired home builder who developed Baltimore County's Rodgers Forge and Mays Chapel Village and was recalled as a quiet but generous but donor to local schools and charities, died of heart disease Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.Audrey F. Chapman, a homemaker who had been a member of Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Lady Board of Managers, died April 6 of a heart attack at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. She was 97.K. Lynne Adams, 62, a retired medical administrator and vice president of University of Maryland/Upper Chesapeake Health recalled as a patient advocate, died of cancer March 7.Catherine R. "Cathie" Lansdell, retired director of the Ashland Preschool Center in Cockeysville who enjoyed collecting various items and spending time at the beach, died Monday of complications from anemia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 69.Twelve-year-old Kevin Buck had plenty of distractions the night of March 7. Behind him were screaming college basketball fans, and in front of him was a shining court that he, as ballboy, was tasked with keeping clean. About once a month, Kevin and his family go out to an event set up by the Arbutus-based Casey Cares Foundation, which has the mission of providing "uplifting programs with a special touch."Maryland is the third-most sleep-deprived state – just behind Kentucky and Hawaii, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 61 percent of Marylanders get the recommended seven hours or more of sleep per night, compared to 65.2 percent across the country. More than a third of Americans don't get the recommended amount of sleep.