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Valerie Bonk and For The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Taking months off from work and everyday responsibilities is something no one is ready for - especially a mother preparing for a new addition to her family. This is the situation Ellicott City resident Joannie Reisfeld found herself thrown into when she was placed on bed rest for two and a half months before the birth of her son, Zach. “I was used to being in charge of laundry and food, and you have to give up control at that point, and that can be very frustrating,” says Reisfeld, who delivered her now healthy 24-year-old son 10 weeks early at only 2 pounds, 10 ounces.
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Valerie Bonk and For The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Taking months off from work and everyday responsibilities is something no one is ready for - especially a mother preparing for a new addition to her family. This is the situation Ellicott City resident Joannie Reisfeld found herself thrown into when she was placed on bed rest for two and a half months before the birth of her son, Zach. “I was used to being in charge of laundry and food, and you have to give up control at that point, and that can be very frustrating,” says Reisfeld, who delivered her now healthy 24-year-old son 10 weeks early at only 2 pounds, 10 ounces.
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By Beverly Mills and Beverly Mills,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 8, 1998
I have a 3-year-old son, and I am four months pregnant and will be on bed rest my entire pregnancy. I don't want my son to feel that this baby is something bad that happened, because I can't be up and doing fun things with him. What should I tell him, and how can I deal with an active child while I'm in bed for so long?By turning couches into art studios and stocking up on books and videos, several readers have kept these dreaded doctor's orders from becoming prison sentences."Bed-rest pregnancies don't have to make you shut down your life," says Pamela A. Toussaint, co-author of "Mama's Little Baby: The Black Woman's Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby's First Year" (Dutton, $24.95, Canada, $32.99)
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July 5, 2011
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By Janene Holzberg and Janene Holzberg,special to the sun | April 25, 2008
About three-quarters of the way through what would be her only pregnancy, Joanie Reisfeld was rushed by ambulance at midnight to Georgetown University Hospital. She was in critical condition and terrified. After two rounds of bed rest at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring -- to stave off premature labor -- Reisfeld had been diagnosed with a life-threatening set of symptoms called HELLP syndrome. Doctors worried that the 36-year-old woman's major organs might begin shutting down and decided to deliver her son, Zachary, who weighed a mere 2 pounds, 10 ounces.
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By Judy Foreman and Judy Foreman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 19, 2004
Starting this month, fifty healthy men age 30 to 55 will be paid $5,000 each to spend 28 days in bed, just lolling around. They won't even be allowed up to go to the bathroom. The unusual study, at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, is designed to document just how debilitating bed rest is for muscles and bones - and to see whether resistance training with springs and pulleys, along with special protein supplements, can reverse this downward slide. The implications are huge - and not just for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which is funding the study to find ways to protect astronauts' muscles and bones on long space flights, such as those planned to Mars.
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September 25, 2005
Voting symposium to be held Oct. 8 The National Congress of Black Women, Howard County chapter, will present its 2005 voting education symposium, "You Make A Difference," on Oct. 8 at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. The purpose of the event is to encourage fuller participation in the voting process and promote understanding of the power of the vote. A continental breakfast and registration begins at 8 a.m. Mark Clark and Troy Johnson, both of radio station 92Q, will facilitate discussions.
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By Colorado Springs Gazette | March 21, 1999
An increasing body of evidence suggests that walking can cure what ails you.A Finnish study last year, significant for the large number of people who participated (16,000), showed that those who take as few as six brisk, 30-minute walks a month have a 43 percent lower risk of premature death than non-exercisers and a 29 percent lower risk than occasional exercisers.Until the 1970s, doctors and therapists commonly treated chronic back pain with bed rest. Then studies showed that being a full-time couch potato was less likely to cure patients than to make them one with the couch.
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June 25, 1992
A Mass of Christian burial for the Rev. George Andrew Wichland, C.SS.R., whom many called East Baltimore's priest of the poor and homeless, will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Wenceslaus Roman Catholic Church, Ashland and Collington avenues.Father Wichland, a Redemptorist priest for 60 years, 39 of them in Baltimore, died Tuesday at the Redemptorist Nursing Care Facility in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where he had been for two months ill with lymphatic cancer. He was 90.He was born in Massachusetts, the son of Lithuanian immigrants who could not read or speak English.
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January 27, 2006
Sports club plans open house The Columbia Association's Supreme Sports Club will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow to showcase major renovations to the health club, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Guests will have an opportunity to participate in group classes such as Tae Bo, Basic Training, Group Power and Yoga. Children can explore the club's new KidSpace area and the inline- and roller-skating arena. Admission is free; skate rentals are extra. The club is at 7080 Deepage Drive, Columbia.
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November 15, 2009
H1N1 flu shots for babies and toddlers A walk-in clinic for babies and toddlers ages 6 months to 35 months old sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the lower-level conference room of the Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. No other age group will be vaccinated at the clinic. For flu prevention and vaccine information, go to aahealth.org or call the H1N1 Flu Immunizations Line at 410-222-4896.
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November 15, 2009
Calendar H1N1 flu shots for babies and toddlers : A walk-in clinic for babies and toddlers ages 6 months to 35 months old sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the lower-level conference room of the Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. No other age group will be vaccinated at the clinic. For flu prevention and vaccine information, go to aahealth.org or call the H1N1 Flu Immunizations Line at 410-222-4896.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | September 11, 2009
Ever wake up and wish you could just stay in bed and still get paid? This may be your best shot. NASA scientists are looking for 34 people (including 10 women) willing to spend 60 days in bed for science - and $13,800. And they do mean STAY in bed. Subjects must spend every minute of those two months in a bed, with the head tilted down 6 degrees. You can have your laptop, books, visitors and TV. But you'll have to eat, sleep, shower and give, um, "specimens" as required, all lying down.
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By Janene Holzberg and Janene Holzberg,special to the sun | April 25, 2008
About three-quarters of the way through what would be her only pregnancy, Joanie Reisfeld was rushed by ambulance at midnight to Georgetown University Hospital. She was in critical condition and terrified. After two rounds of bed rest at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring -- to stave off premature labor -- Reisfeld had been diagnosed with a life-threatening set of symptoms called HELLP syndrome. Doctors worried that the 36-year-old woman's major organs might begin shutting down and decided to deliver her son, Zachary, who weighed a mere 2 pounds, 10 ounces.
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By TROY MCCULLOUGH and TROY MCCULLOUGH,SUN COLUMNIST | May 14, 2006
After nearly three months of voluntary bed rest, Erin Peterson will stand up tomorrow and walk. She expects to be dizzy. She'll might need help to keep from falling over. Her feet will probably hurt. Regardless of the outcome, Peterson's first small steps since Feb. 20 will also be marked by thousands of supporters who have been following her exploits on her blog, Stardust Holiday (stardustholiday.blogspot.com). Peterson has been participating in a NASA-sponsored bed-rest study to track the effects of long-term weightlessness on the human body.
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September 25, 2005
Voting symposium to be held Oct. 8 The National Congress of Black Women, Howard County chapter, will present its 2005 voting education symposium, "You Make A Difference," on Oct. 8 at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. The purpose of the event is to encourage fuller participation in the voting process and promote understanding of the power of the vote. A continental breakfast and registration begins at 8 a.m. Mark Clark and Troy Johnson, both of radio station 92Q, will facilitate discussions.
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By TROY MCCULLOUGH and TROY MCCULLOUGH,SUN COLUMNIST | May 14, 2006
After nearly three months of voluntary bed rest, Erin Peterson will stand up tomorrow and walk. She expects to be dizzy. She'll might need help to keep from falling over. Her feet will probably hurt. Regardless of the outcome, Peterson's first small steps since Feb. 20 will also be marked by thousands of supporters who have been following her exploits on her blog, Stardust Holiday (stardustholiday.blogspot.com). Peterson has been participating in a NASA-sponsored bed-rest study to track the effects of long-term weightlessness on the human body.
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