August 2, 2012
Carol Carr's diagnosis of colorectal cancer at age 44 ("Colon cancer rises for young," July 30) underscores the point that even though current national guidelines for average risk individuals call for colon screening to start at age 50, there are important exceptions. Anyone experiencing symptoms like Ms. Carr's should talk to a gastroenterologist. African-Americans fall into a high-risk category and are another exception to the rule to start screening at age 50. The American College of Gastroenterology in its official screening guidelines recommends that African-Americans should start younger - at age 45 - because they face a higher incidence of colorectal cancer generally, have more cancers in the right side of the colon, as well as potentially more aggressive tumors.
June 14, 2012
Major League Lacrosse Seven Bayhawks named All-Stars, most in league Seven Chesapeake Bayhawks were selected to play in the Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla., on June 30, giving the team more representatives than any other MLL squad. Returning to the All-Star Game this year is the "Young Guns vs. Old School" format, in which MLL veterans will compete against players who entered the league in 2009 or later. Representing the Bayhawks for the Young Guns will be midfielder Ben Hunt (Severna Park)
May 29, 2012
Dr. Frank Anthony Faraino, a retired Baltimore thoracic and vascular surgeon whose career spanned more than four decades and who performed the first pacemaker implantation in Maryland, died Saturday of renal failure at his Timonium home. He was 90. The son of an immigrant Italian shoemaker from Cefalu and a homemaker, Dr. Faraino was born in an Edmondson Avenue home, where he was also raised. After graduating from City College in 1939, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1943 from what is now Loyola University Maryland.
December 13, 2007
Morgan State running back Chad Simpson and Towson linebacker Brian Bradford have been named to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision coaches' All-America team. Both were named to the first team by the American Football Coaches Association. Simpson, a senior, led the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with 1,405 rushing yards, setting a single-season record at Morgan. He also led the MEAC in scoring with 90 points and ranked second in all-purpose yards, averaging 161.8 per game.
June 16, 2006
Did you know?-- Drowning is the third-leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., killing nearly 5,000 people each year. - American College of Emergency Physicians
March 30, 2006
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA -- Back home in Chapel Hill or Boston or Austin, college basketball's annual rite of spring blends easily, even unavoidably, into the rhythms of campus life. But here, on the southernmost tip of the African continent, where expatriate American students find themselves about 3,000 miles closer to the South Pole than the magnetic pole that is Indianapolis this weekend, the NCAA tournament happens in the early hours of the morning and through great effort, or not at all. Games at "2 a.m. are OK, but 5 a.m. is really inconvenient," says Carrie Beason, a junior at Washington University in St. Louis who is spending this semester at the University of Cape Town.