September 29, 2010
Carl Anthony "Chuck" Brunetto, former president and CEO of Anne Arundel Medical Center, died Saturday of respiratory failure at the hospital where he had worked for decades. The longtime Eastport resident was 79. Mr. Brunetto, the son of garment workers, was born and raised in Johnstown, N.Y., where he graduated in 1949 from Johnstown High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1953 from St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y., and completed pre-med studies at the University of Buffalo.
May 25, 2010
William F. Bruther, whose career as an Annapolis ophthalmologist spanned nearly 40 years and included having served as chief of ophthalmology at Anne Arundel Medical Center, died Thursday of liver failure at the medical center. He was 70. Dr. Bruther was born in Trenton, N.J., and raised in Annapolis, where his father was chief of personnel at the Naval Academy and his mother was a registered nurse. After graduating from St. Mary's High School in Annapolis in 1957, he entered Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1961 in biology.
November 23, 2009
Diverticulitis occurs when small, bulging pockets - or diverticula - occur within the colon and become infected. In most cases a slight or micro-perforation occurs. The majority of the time, the healthy body confines the infection to a very small space, and with time and a course of antibiotics, the infection will resolve itself. Dr. John L. Newman, a gastroenterologist with Anne Arundel Gastroenterology Associates, writes about diverticulitis. Diverticulosis, the presence of the pocket without infection, is very common as we grow older.
August 14, 2009
Maryland reports sixth death from swine flu Maryland health officials reported Thursday a sixth death associated with swine flu. Officials would not release details about the death, except to say it was an adult from the Washington suburbs with an underlying medical condition. As of last Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 436 deaths and 6,506 hospitalizations associated with the virus, known as H1N1. As infections continue to spread widely, the federal agency and state health departments have stopped recording confirmed flu cases that do not result in deaths or hospitalizations.
August 3, 2009
Christina Marie Morganti, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine with the Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, explains "tennis elbow" - also known as lateral epicondylitis - and how to take care of it. * "Tennis elbow" is a tendinosis of the wrist and finger extensor muscles that occurs where they originate on the outside of the elbow. This area is where the tendons of the four to five muscles on the back of the forearm coalesce into one "common extensor tendon." Similar to this is "golfer's elbow," or medial epicondylitis, which refers to tendinosis of the wrist and finger flexor muscles on the inside (medial side)
May 25, 2009
Lyme disease, a highly preventable bacterial infection, strikes nearly 20,000 people a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The peak incidence of Lyme disease will occur from May through early October, so now is the time to guard against the tick bites that transmit the infection. Dr. Thomas F. Hattar, of the Annapolis Center for Integrative Medicine and Anne Arundel Medical Center, offers five things to know about Lyme disease going into the summer season: * Lyme disease can usually be prevented by avoiding areas of tall grass and brush where ticks reside.