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By New York Times News Service | February 9, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The incidence of cerebral palsy in babies with very low birthweight was substantially lower among those whose mothers received injections of a certain drug in the hours before giving birth, two new studies show.The drug is an inexpensive natural chemical, magnesium sulfate, that obstetricians often inject as an intravenous infusion when a woman goes into labor prematurely. The intention is to try to stop the labor and to prevent convulsions from pre-eclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy.
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By Linda Burkins and For The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
On a sunny summer day, 14-year-old Julianna Lupacchino is riding a horse on a Fallston farm. At first glance, the scene seems like nothing special - Harford County is horse country, after all - but at Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, the occasion is very special indeed; Julianna more frequently uses a wheelchair. Julianna is one of 23 therapeutic riding clients at Chesapeake, where trained staff, volunteers and medical professionals use horses to facilitate physical and mental therapy.
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By Kirsten Scharnberg and Kirsten Scharnberg,SUN STAFF | July 20, 1998
Christopher Henry Wiemer, a businessman who dedicated his life to helping children with cerebral palsy and other physically disabling conditions, died of cancer Thursday at his Easton home. He was 93.Mr. Wiemer, who was born in New York City, helped found the United Cerebral Palsy Association in the 1940s and was instrumental in organizing Baltimore's first cerebral palsy telethon in the late 1950s."He was very proud of the work he did with cerebral palsy," said his wife, the former Ruth Brunyate of Ruxton.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
Ravens coach John Harbaugh is known for bringing in inspirational figures from the outside to fire up his team, and Thursday's practice, the last before Saturday's regular-season dress rehearsal against Washington, was no exception. Ben Jackson, a Pennsylvania man featured in a Gatorade commercial that detailed his use of wrestling and power lifting to help him live with spastic cerebral palsy, visited with the team Thursday and spoke during their post practice huddle. “I encourage everybody to watch [his video]
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by a sun reporter | March 23, 2007
The dream was the most vivid Rebecca Andrade remembers ever having. There was a young, slender and attractive girl walking along a beach. "I knew this was going to be one of my kids," says Andrade, who was pregnant at the time. "She was going to be fine, but she was going to have some difficulties. I don't know where this came from, but I just knew it." Today, she says she believes the dream was a prophecy of her daughter, Kelli, one of twins born Jan. 29, 1999. The girls were born prematurely, and their survival was a matter of poor odds.
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By John Harris III and John Harris III,Staff writer | November 22, 1990
Inspiration is the word most used when describing a bubbly, energetic little goalkeeper named Ben Weetman.The 12-year-old member of the Millersville-based Chesapeake Bay Chiefs Pee Wee Hockey Club has cerebral palsy.Opposing coaches don't know it, and opposing players can't tell. Parents of the visiting team don't believe it when they find out. Yet Ben continues to prove himself game after game, causing observers to look on in amazement."People who play against him don't believe that he has cerebral palsy," said Wilbur Wade, an ex-Chiefs coach who has been in the program for 17 years.
FEATURES
By Sylvia Badger | January 26, 1997
RUXTON'S L'Hirondelle Club was transformed into a "wonderland" for Alice and hundreds of merry madcappers living life to its fullest at the annual Madhatter's Ball. Most of this year's guests really got into the spirit of the evening and wore hats of all sizes and descriptions to this black-tie benefit for United Cerebral Palsy.Whether you were there for the tasty food, open bar, silent and live auctions, dancing or games of chance, the choice was entirely up to you.And speaking of choice activities, have you noticed that cigar smoking is back, big-time?
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By Roch Eric Kubatko and Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff writer | May 12, 1992
When Annapolis gymnast Jacob Clemons finished his routine on the rings at last week's county boys meet, he dropped into the arms of Panthers coach Neill Russell as the pair tumbled to the mat.This wasn't the way Russell expected Clemons to dismount. The plan, it seems, was for the senior to wait for his coach to reach up and gently lower him, then turn to the judge and raise his right hand in the traditional salute."If he has any more surprises for me, he's going to have to tell me," Russell said, laughing.
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By Staff Report | June 13, 1993
Employees at companies throughout Carroll County wil celebrate summer Friday with a Casual Day to benefit United Cerebral Palsy.Participating firms include:* The Carroll County Department of Social Services;* Western Maryland College;* Westminster Bank and Trust;* and Carroll County Bank and Trust.More than 20,000 employees, representing more than 200 companies across Maryland, have made $5 donations to United Cerebral Palsy to buy the right to dress casually at work.Money from the event will be used to assist adults with disabilities in finding and maintaining employment in the community through United Cerebral Palsy's Supported Employment Program.
NEWS
September 19, 2007
Mary A. Lietuvnikas, a registered nurse who held nursing and administrative positions at Bon Secours Hospital and later co-founded a school for children and adults with cerebral palsy, died of heart failure Sept. 9 at St. Agnes Hospital. The former longtime Arbutus resident was 85. Born in Lithuania, Mary Aldona Lietuvnikas immigrated to Baltimore with her family in 1923, settling near Union Square. She was a graduate of the old St. Martin's High School and Bon Secours Hospital School of Nursing.
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By Sarah LaCorte, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
When Jamal Cannady of Sharptown reflects on his time at summer camp, his voice warms with the onrush of happy memories and enthusiasm. Ziplining, swimming, boating — he does it all. "Things I never did before in life I get to do at camp. I like to go out on a canoe ride, go in the pool, go camping, go on a nature walk, sing songs and we do a lot of things in the woods," he said. Cannady, 32, has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. Since he was 2, he has spent part of his summer at Easter Seals' Camp Fairlee, a camp established to give children and adults with a spectrum of disabilities the opportunity to experience everything offered at a typical summer camp.
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Sports Digest | March 29, 2014
The funeral for Navy football player Will McKamey will be held Monday in Knoxville, Tenn. A memorial service will be held at the Grace Baptist Church beginning at 9 a.m., with a private burial scheduled for 1 p.m. Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo , captains Noah Copeland and Parrish Gaines , athletic director Chet Gladchuk and Naval Academy Commandant Bill Byrne will be among a large contingent flying from Annapolis. McKamey, 19, died Tuesday night after collapsing during a practice last Saturday.
NEWS
February 11, 2014
The article, "Birth injury fund sought" (Feb. 9), brought back memories of a fight my husband, Dr. John M. Freeman, waged from 1985 until his death on January 3. As chair of a National Institutes of Health committee to determine prenatal and perinatal factors associated with brain disorders, John was thrown into efforts to define the causes of mental retardation, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. The first sentence of the committee's 1985 report stated "much of what we 'know' about the prenatal and perinatal causes" of these disorders "should no longer be taught.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | November 29, 2013
Aberdeen Police said they have charged a man in connection with the theft of a laptop computer from a college student at the Aberdeen Library in mid-November. A citizen's tip assisted investigators in identifying Earl D. Eller, 59, of the 1200 block of Brass Mill Road in Belcamp, who was charged Thanksgiving Day with one count of theft, the Aberdeen Police Department said in a news release Friday. According to police, Eller was released after being served a criminal summons. The stolen property has been recovered and returned to the owner, police said.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2013
Shane Lauer can be forgiven for wanting to stay in bed. It was a chilly Saturday morning in early November and even veteran marathoners like him don't always feel like training. He did get up, though, and headed to the Northern Central Railroad Trail north of Baltimore to join six other athletes who were preparing for one of several area Turkey Trots, the annual Thanksgiving Day races. Even on this day, Lauer, a soft-spoken 21-year-old from Phoenix, said running makes him feel "good.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
Mercy Medical Center is parting ways with a midwife group that has worked out of the hospital for years because of rising malpractice insurance costs. The decision to close Kathleen Slone CNM & Associates, which plans to stop delivering babies in February, leaves women with fewer birthing choices outside of the traditional doctor. But Mercy said high-profile medical malpractice cases in recent months have driven up the cost of insurance, and the hospital was looking for ways to alleviate the financial pressure.
NEWS
By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,special to the sun | October 12, 2006
One of the photographs shows an extreme close-up of a grasshopper sitting on a white rock and appearing to look directly into the camera. Another photo is a zoomed-in shot of calla lily leaves, capturing green, burgundy and yellow swirls of color. Among the other photos hanging in Greg Nickey's studio are landscapes, including one that shows a horse farm in Owings Mills on a snowy winter morning. But when taking photos, Nickey struggles to hold the camera. The 19-year-old Timonium resident has cerebral palsy, a disorder that hampers muscle movements.
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | January 8, 1995
Jana Pratt's wish has come true. She got a job.But it took the 22-year-old redhead, who has cerebral palsy, 14 months to find employment after graduating in 1993 from John Archer School, Harford County's special education school."
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By Kristine Henry
The Baltimore Sun
| July 18, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Spencer The following commentary by Dr. Jeffrey Spencer, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, was broadcast this morning on WYPR and was provided to Maryland Family by the medical center. For expectant mothers nearing their due date, those last few weeks of pregnancy are filled with anticipation, excitement, discomfort, and stress. With thoughts about family visiting, work issues, or even fear of a large baby, many mothers today try to have their babies early.
NEWS
October 26, 2012
Although I have never met John Plevak, I like him. No, I take that back - I love the man ("A night to remember for Kauffman," Oct. 24). Mr. Plevak is the men's soccer coach at Stevenson University. Being the sensitive, compassionate man he obviously is, he allowed the team manager to play in a match against Hood College. For those who are uninformed, the manager, Kyle Kauffman, has cerebral palsy. Coach Plevak saw the bond that Kyle, a senior at Stevenson, had forged with the members of the soccer team.
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