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By ROSS HETRICK and ROSS HETRICK,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1995
The British parent of Genstar Stone Products Co., Redland PLC, announced yesterday that it is selling the Maryland company's calcium carbonate business for $39 million in cash to English China Clays PLC, a London-based company that has other U.S. calcium carbonate operations.The sale is expected to be completed by the end of the year.The Genstar division that mines calcium carbonate -- a mineral used as a whitener in papers and paints -- has 132 workers and $18 million in sales. It represents about 12 percent of the Hunt Valley-based Genstar's operations, which have 1,000 workers in Maryland and Virginia and about $150 million in annual sales, according to Donald E. Bowman, Genstar's executive vice president.
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HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2013
Americans' bad diets are leading many people to have their gallbladders removed because of gallstones. The stones, which can vary in size, are not usually problematic if they are asymptomatic. People with symptoms such as extreme abdominal pain may be at risk for gallbladder gangrene and other complications, said Dr. Andrew Rosenstein, chief of gastroenterology at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. Removing the gallbladder is often a remedy for these patients, Rosenstein said.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2011
Maryland State Police have identified the tractor-trailer driver killed in a fiery crash Tuesday morning on Interstate 695 in the Towson area — shutting down lanes for hours — as 39-year-old Russell William Lewis of Baltimore. Lewis, who lived in the 5100 block of Hilburn Ave., was hauling a load of calcium carbonate chalk on the north side of the Beltway's Inner Loop, just before the Providence Road exit, when his truck crashed into an empty minivan parked on the right shoulder of the roadway at about 4:30 a.m., according to police.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2011
Maryland State Police have identified the tractor-trailer driver killed in a fiery crash Tuesday morning on Interstate 695 in the Towson area — shutting down lanes for hours — as 39-year-old Russell William Lewis of Baltimore. Lewis, who lived in the 5100 block of Hilburn Ave., was hauling a load of calcium carbonate chalk on the north side of the Beltway's Inner Loop, just before the Providence Road exit, when his truck crashed into an empty minivan parked on the right shoulder of the roadway at about 4:30 a.m., according to police.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | January 30, 2005
My grandson has behavior problems and has been on Prozac since age 4. Because he is still disruptive in class, the doctor recently added Adderall. His concentration is somewhat improved, but he is still disruptive. Is the combination of Prozac and Adderall safe for a 7-year-old? The Food and Drug Administration has recently asked makers of serotonin-type antidepressants like Prozac to add new warnings. The agency cautions prescribers that some children may experience anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, irritability, hostility, impulsivity and restlessness.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2013
Americans' bad diets are leading many people to have their gallbladders removed because of gallstones. The stones, which can vary in size, are not usually problematic if they are asymptomatic. People with symptoms such as extreme abdominal pain may be at risk for gallbladder gangrene and other complications, said Dr. Andrew Rosenstein, chief of gastroenterology at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. Removing the gallbladder is often a remedy for these patients, Rosenstein said.
FEATURES
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon, Ph.D. and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon, Ph.D.,SPECIAL TO THE SUN King Features Syndicate | November 18, 1997
I recently wrenched my back, but I can't take anti-inflammatory medicines. An advertisement for a painkiller that contains no drugs or narcotics caught my eye. They say it is as effective as morphine and contains phenylalanine. It sounds like a miracle, but is it really safe and effective?An amino acid, d-phenylalanine, has been shown to relieve acute back pain and might be worth a try for you. It interferes with an enzyme that breaks down the brain's natural pain relievers. Expecting it to work as well as morphine could set you up for disappointment, though.
NEWS
August 8, 1993
Junk CallsIn response to Rosalie Wilson's letter (July 10), there is an answer to "junk calls."Florida has installed a system wherein one mails in one's name and phone number and $5 for each phone number and you are protected from any type of telephone solicitation for the next 12 months. It is money well spent.Why can't Maryland take steps to protect its citizens so that they can finish their evening meals in peace?W. James PriceBaltimoreBe Careful with MedicationSo often we hear about the importance of using medication properly.
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By Joe Graedon and Dr. Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Dr. Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | August 23, 1994
Q: I was astonished when my best friend told me that she uses Preparation H on her face. She says it helps smooth out the wrinkles around her eyes. Have you ever heard of anything like this? Do you know if it works?A: Preparation H has been used for lots of things besides hemorrhoids. We have heard of it being employed for bed sores, itchy surgical scars, dry, cracked fingers, and yes, even wrinkles.Despite enthusiastic testimonials, there is no scientific evidence for such novel uses.The company that makes Preparation H has had a hard enough time proving that it's effective against hemorrhoids.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | January 10, 1999
Q. I have heard there is a new medicine for people with arthritis. Please tell me the name of this drug and when it will become available.My knees are in bad shape, and I took Advil until it gave me an ulcer. Now I get by on Tylenol but would appreciate something stronger.A. Celebrex (celecoxib) is a new kind of prescription arthritis medicine that the Food and Drug Administration may approve any day now. It probably won't be more effective against arthritis pain than current medications, but it is less likely to irritate the stomach lining.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | January 30, 2005
My grandson has behavior problems and has been on Prozac since age 4. Because he is still disruptive in class, the doctor recently added Adderall. His concentration is somewhat improved, but he is still disruptive. Is the combination of Prozac and Adderall safe for a 7-year-old? The Food and Drug Administration has recently asked makers of serotonin-type antidepressants like Prozac to add new warnings. The agency cautions prescribers that some children may experience anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, irritability, hostility, impulsivity and restlessness.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon, Ph.D. and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon, Ph.D.,SPECIAL TO THE SUN King Features Syndicate | November 18, 1997
I recently wrenched my back, but I can't take anti-inflammatory medicines. An advertisement for a painkiller that contains no drugs or narcotics caught my eye. They say it is as effective as morphine and contains phenylalanine. It sounds like a miracle, but is it really safe and effective?An amino acid, d-phenylalanine, has been shown to relieve acute back pain and might be worth a try for you. It interferes with an enzyme that breaks down the brain's natural pain relievers. Expecting it to work as well as morphine could set you up for disappointment, though.
BUSINESS
By ROSS HETRICK and ROSS HETRICK,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1995
The British parent of Genstar Stone Products Co., Redland PLC, announced yesterday that it is selling the Maryland company's calcium carbonate business for $39 million in cash to English China Clays PLC, a London-based company that has other U.S. calcium carbonate operations.The sale is expected to be completed by the end of the year.The Genstar division that mines calcium carbonate -- a mineral used as a whitener in papers and paints -- has 132 workers and $18 million in sales. It represents about 12 percent of the Hunt Valley-based Genstar's operations, which have 1,000 workers in Maryland and Virginia and about $150 million in annual sales, according to Donald E. Bowman, Genstar's executive vice president.
NEWS
August 8, 1993
Junk CallsIn response to Rosalie Wilson's letter (July 10), there is an answer to "junk calls."Florida has installed a system wherein one mails in one's name and phone number and $5 for each phone number and you are protected from any type of telephone solicitation for the next 12 months. It is money well spent.Why can't Maryland take steps to protect its citizens so that they can finish their evening meals in peace?W. James PriceBaltimoreBe Careful with MedicationSo often we hear about the importance of using medication properly.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2011
Maryland State Police were investigating a fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer Tuesday morning on the north side of Interstate 695's Inner Loop, near the Providence Road area. About 4:30 a.m., a tractor-trailer "hit an unattended vehicle that was sitting on the shoulder, and also the concrete abutment, and turned over," said Sgt. Douglas Forrester of the state police. The driver of the tractor-trailer was killed, Forrester said. Police were working to identify the man, who Baltimore County emergency crews pulled from the vehicle after they extinguished a fire that erupted after the tractor-trailer hit the highway barrier, said Elise Armacost, a spokeswoman for the department.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun | November 7, 1999
Q.Please tell me about drug-induced gynecomastia (breast enlargement in men). Taking Haldol has caused weight gain and given me breasts that now resemble those of the opposite sex.My doctor maintains that if I lose weight through diet and exercise, this abnormality will disappear. I have been dieting for two years with no change in the size of my chest. The guys at the gym make derogatory remarks that are very embarrassing.Will dieting ever help, or do I need cosmetic surgery? This abnormality has caused me shame and depression and made others question my sexual reference.
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