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- Dr. Barry S. Lever, a retired periodontist who was an advocate for the Exodus 1947, a Chesapeake Bay steamship that played a role in the founding of Israel, died of heart disease Sunday at Seasons Hospice. The Pikesville resident was 84.
- Maryland's Commission to Restore Trust in Policing, which has subpoena power and is underway after initially being opposed by Baltimore City leaders, is focusing on providing as much clarity as possible about how orchestrated police corruption went undetected for years.
- Mark McColloch, a labor historian who had been vice president of instruction at the Community College of Baltimore County for a decade, died Oct. 26 from cancer at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 70.
- A proposal by former Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson in May 2017 that would have placed the school’s athletic training staff under the supervision of the university’s medical school in Baltimore was never implemented.
- Charles H. Houston Jr., a retired Morgan State University lecturer of American history who kept the legacy of his father's contribution to the civil rights movement alive, died July 15 from Parkinson's disease at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Pigtown resident was 74.
- As the new executive director of the Laurel Historical Society, Ann Bennett has a passion for archaeology and artifacts. Her dancing skills will be evident at the society's gala on April 28.
- An independent audit has found that a program to curb health spending in Maryland has saved hundreds of million of dollars in its first three years, but another study found no direct link between the program and any cost savings or reduced hospital use by patients in its pilot years.
- Ricardo Rowe will talk about his autobiography and his foundation at an author salon from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 12 at the Central Branch Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Preregistration: hclibrary.org or 410-313-7800.
- Maryland’s ambitious hospital payment overhaul has begun to demonstrate savings of hundreds of millions of dollars as well as culture change, new report finds.
- Maryland’s ambitious program to curb health care spending is meeting that main goal, but it may not yet be transforming the way patients are treated.
- Johns Hopkins is one of several mostly large academic medical institutions in the U.S. launching overseas ventures that go beyond the involvement hospitals traditionally have pursued in other countries.
- Wilde Lake High School biology teacher Brittany Franckowiak will test her knowledge on American's Favorite Quiz Show, "Jeopardy," tonight at 7:30 p.m on WJLA-TV.
- Researchers and scientists still are trying to figure just how much of an emotional and mental toll social media is having on young people. The evidence is mixed.
- Jean K. Warner, M.D., Director of The Tyanna O'Brien Center for Women's Imaging at Mercy, and Brad Cogan, M.D., Chair of the Department of Radiology, are pleased to welcome Amy Vogia, D.O., to Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Vogia is Board Certified in diagnostic radiology, specializing in Breast Imaging. She has extensive expertise in 3D mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and all interventional breast procedures. She is an advocate for breast cancer awareness and education, and is excited to join Mercy's multidisciplinary team. Dr. Vogia earned her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a Traditional Rotating ...
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•Won Beast of the East, Powerade, Escape the Rock,Thank you, Gov. Larry Hogan, for appointing thoughtful, brave medical experts to Maryland's Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council (CEHPAC). Your next challenge is to get the Maryland school superintendents to heed the council's well-founded advice: reduce and restrict children's wireless radiation (wifi). With distinguished experts in child health, neurodevelopment and pediatrics, the council draws on the well-established public health principle that stopping harm now
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The compeOne Principal, Three Counsel and Six Associates Recently Joined Law Firm in Baltimore, Frederick, Tysons Corner and Washington, D.C. Offices Miles & Stockbridge is pleased to announce that Dwight W. Stone II has joined the law firm as a principal in its nationally-recognized Products Liability & Mass Torts Practice Group and the Consumer Product Safety Commission & Regulatory Compliance practice within it. Before joining Miles & Stockbridge, Stone was a partner at another Maryland law firm. He has more than 20 years of litigation experience, representing clients in various state and federal courts and administrative agencies and focusing on products ...Naegleria fowleri amoeba infections are almost always fatal, but they are exceedingly rare. Maryland hasn't recorded another case, and there were only 138 people infected nationally between 1962 and 2015James J. Abromitis, 58, an executive who spent 30 years in the energy field who once headed downtown Baltimore's steam and cooling underground system, died June 15 in a Roaring Fork River white water rafting accident while vacationing near Aspen, Colo.Johns Hopkins neuroscientists and their partners in Florida and Atlanta have shown the Zika virus destroying or damaging cells that are the building blocks of brain development in the lab, another step toward confirming the Zika's connection to the birth defect microcephaly.Towson University named an interim coach of the swimming and diving team on Tuesday as an investigation continues into a smartphone that was found recording athletes in the women's locker room.A look at Coppin State, Morgan State, Navy, Loyola Maryland, Mount St. Mary's, Towson, UMBC and UMES men's basketball programs in the 2015-16 season.The Baltimore Police Department policy governing its body camera pilot program that began Monday largely mirrors policies put forward on the national level, but also diverges in important ways from the recommendations of a city task force convened specifically to study national best practices and advise the department ahead of the program's rollout, according to a civil liberties attorney who was a member of the task force.As the Washington Wizards opened training camp Tuesday at the university's two-year-old basketball home in Baltimore County, players and even coach Randy Wittman reminisced about those halcyon days when they only had to worry about classes and basketball.In outlining a planned $6.4 million civil settlement with the family of Freddie Gray, city officials stressed that the settlement has "nothing whatsoever" to do with the pending criminal proceedings against six Baltimore police officers charged in Gray's arrest and death. Analysts said that's true from a legal standpoint, but not from a practical one.The new dean of Loyola University of Maryland's business school started out as a social work student, but she makes no apologies for her switch to business — and she doesn't want her students or faculty to either.The Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground was one of several facilities to which an Army bio-defense organization mistakenly sent samples of live anthrax, officials said Thursday, and a private laboratory in Maryland was the first to report the problem to authorities.The Department of Justice official in charge of the review of the Baltimore Police Department cautioned that the review is not an "overnight venture" and will take time to change an internal culture that has led to widespread distrust among residents.Even as the Baltimore Police Department faces criticism over its handling of an officer caught on video punching a suspect, an outside audit of the Internal Affairs Division raises alarming questions on how well the agency investigates officers accused of misconduct.Vacant buildings are many things: signs of decay, eyesores and dangerous. They might also hold a strong relationship to crime. According to frequently updated data provided by Open Baltimore, there is a strong correlation between vacant buildings and certain crimes, such as shootings and homicides.Sean McComb, the reigning Maryland Teacher of the Year, was named the top educator in the country Wednesday, according to the state Department of Education.