Since revealing his cancer diagnosis in June, Gov. Larry Hogan has forged a sprawling yet intimate support network that includes friendships with a middle-aged mother of three, a man with Down syndrome and Andrew, the 5-year-old boy who now considers the governor his pen pal.
There's no question in Steve Pearce's mind what his career highlight has been so far: Picking up Ryan Goins' grounder in the top of the ninth on Sept. 16, 2014, running to first to step on the bag and then throwing his hands up in the air as Camden Yards roared.
The Orioles added four players to their expanded roster before Tuesday¿s game, recalling right-hander Tyler Wilson, first baseman Christian Walker, outfielder Junior Lake and right-handed reliever Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk.
Gov. Larry Hogan entered a Baltimore hospital Sunday for his second round of chemotherapy treatment, as well-wishers prayed, sang and left him handwritten notes during a Harford County vigil that organizers pledged to repeat around the state.
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.
On the first day after Gov. Larry J. Hogan told Maryland he has an aggressive form of cancer, he stayed away from the State House and worked from the governor's mansion in between medical appointments.
What turns fun, social activities like bowling, laser tag, and dinner at a restaurant into events with an important purpose? When they are organized as fundraisers with a mission, and that is what Ben Oliver, of Timonium, did. This rising junior at The Gilman School was recently recognized for his outstanding efforts in raising money for the Maryland Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLSS). As first runner up in the Student of the Year Campaign, Ben raised more than $18,000.
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Bruce D. Gerwig, a professional golfer and instructor who was the teaching pro at the Hereford Golf Center in Hereford, died Nov. 15 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of Stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 65.
Dr. William A. Reinke, a statistician who helped develop the department of international health at what is now the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he was professor for 50 years, died Oct. 4 at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville of lymphoma. He was 86.
An estimated 1.8 million people in the United States are living with, or in remission from leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma, and a new case is diagnosed every three minutes. Blood cancers affect people of all ages.
Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost structures, patients battling blood cancers and many other serious conditions are forced to pay prohibitively high out-of-pocket costs for their treatment, which causes many patients to go without treatment entirely.
Glenwood Middle School student Ellie Feaga handed over two checks last week. After the sweet success of a charity bake sale that ultimately earned over $5,400 in donations and sales, the sixth grader delivered the funds to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and to the Shaughness Education Fund.
Jonathan W. "JP" Pine Jr., a longtime editor at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins/Wolters Kluwer Health who was active in several patriotic organizations, died Thursday of lymphoma at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. He was 56.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun