January is Radon Action Month, as promoted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a campaign designed to encourage homeowners to take simple steps to ensure they are not being exposed to the radioactive gas, which can cause lung cancer
Carolyn Lynch has spent most of the past six months in the hospital being treated for leukemia, but she had the opportunity to come out Monday evening and meet some of the people who have been supporting her in her ongoing battle against cancer.
Under Armour wants to accompany its products with stories about the histories and traits of the athletes or teams they were created for. So it is that Bryce Harper's black Camaro, Stephen Curry's beloved sour candy and Cam Newton's favorite college football rivalry.
Because Baltimore County's Senior Expo was just a few days before Halloween, a holiday atmosphere permeated the cavernous Cow Palace, somewhere between a rodeo and a rock festival for the retirement crowd. A river of humanity poured through the aisles, stuffing their complimentary tote bags with pens and candy bars. Then they would get to my table. Instead of trick-or-treat snacks or pillboxes with logos, we were handing out Advanced Directives and talking about "death with dignity."
It is unfortunate that Albany-based Energy Answers informs the media it still plans to build its polluting incinerator in our Curtis Bay section of the city. This is despite inspiring efforts by students from Benjamin Franklin High School to organize their neighbors to oppose its construction and convince 22 municipal customers, including Baltimore City, to terminate energy contracts with the plant.
Accurate medical information should show patients, as simply and effortlessly as possible, what a test, procedure or drug actually means in terms of their own health objectives and their quality of life. What is needed is a simple, straightforward graphic that presents, on one page, a clear and objective picture of actual health benefits and risks associated with various medicines, tests and procedures.
When Roeder learned that Komen Maryland, the regional chapter of the national nonprofit dedicated to curing breast cancer and supporting patients, was looking for a new executive director, he jumped at the opportunity. Of course, with his first day being Oct. 8, and Komen Maryland Race for the Cure, the organization's signature fundraising event coming up on Oct. 25, he's had to hit the ground running.
The drug, called Atezolizumab, is a form of immunotherapy, a new treatment option for patients with some types of lung cancer, bladder cancer and melanoma. Based on early data from a clinical trial, the treatment, which helps the immune system fight cancer, looks promising for women with metastatic, triple-negative breast cancer.
Bel Air officials ruled out the carcinogenic radon gas as a source of the health concerns of some town employees after testing showed levels in the bottom level Town Hall do not exceed the outdoor concentration of radon.
After the storm waters of Hurricane Katrina subsided, devastation remained: unsafe and waterlogged structures, with moldy, crumbling walls; un salvageable fridges and soggy couches; indoor rivulets of mud. Local economies collapsed. A million people were displaced. Thousands of residents lost everything they had — their homes, their jobs, their communities, all underwater. But the tragedies didn't stop there. As people from around the country arrived — including thousands of migrant
Dr. Risa B. Mann, professor emeritus of pathology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where she also headed the residency-training program for the department of pathology for 20 years, died June 26 at her Chevy Chase home of non-smoking lung cancer. She was 69.
Advance directives can take the form of a living will or a medical power of attorney, and they are an invaluable resource for patients, their families and physicians, yet so few people complete these documents prior to encountering dire medical situations. Why is this so?
A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers links elevated levels of radioactive radon in Pennsylvania homes to the flurry of natural gas wells drilled across the state using the controversial technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."