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By Dr. Modena Wilsonand Dr. Alain Joffe | October 9, 1990
Q**My daughter had painless menstrual periods for about a year and a half. The last few times she has had bad cramps. Why is this starting? Is there any medicine she can take?A**During the first one to two years after a teen-ager begins to menstruate, she infrequently ovulates (produces the egg) during each cycle.When she begins to ovulate regularly, her body also produces chemicals called prostaglandins. These cause contractions of the muscles in the uterus, which lead to decreased blood flow and pain.
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SPORTS
By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2013
During one sequence in the second half of Friday afternoon's Arundel-Old Mill football game, the Patriots' training staff got quite the work out. Old Mill players kept hitting the turf when the whistle blew. Training staff responded by sprinting onto the field, but after running multiple repeats switched to something more like a jog. Over a span of several mintues, it looked like a cramping epidemic had broken out on a breezy, 70-degree afternoon in Millersville. Five Patriot defenders went down during a long Wildcats drive that concluded when Arundel scored its second touchdown of the game.
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FEATURES
By Dr. Gabe Mirkin and Dr. Gabe Mirkin,United Feature Syndicate | April 16, 1991
Have you ever turned over in the middle of the night and suddenly felt a painful cramp in your leg?Night cramps can strike almost anyone; particularly susceptible are those who have spent the day exercising strenuously or those who have engaged in some unusual outdoor activity such as hiking or cycling.Their most common cause is an exaggeration of a normal body reflex. When you turn during sleep, the tendons attached to your muscles stretch. Then the muscle contracts. If it stays contracted, you'll have a painful cramp.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen is hoping that the pain in his right side that caused him to leave Sunday's 6-0 Orioles win after five shutout innings was a simple cramp and not a right oblique strain as it was initially diagnosed by the team. If it's just a cramp, Chen, who will be re-evaluated Monday in Baltimore, would likely make his next start. If it's the dreaded oblique strain, he likely will be heading to the disabled list for the first time as a big leaguer. “I don't think [a DL stint]
FEATURES
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon | February 21, 2008
I have horrible hand cramps, which can occur at almost any time. Nothing my doctor hasprescribed has helped. Is there a home remedy I can try? You may laugh at this suggestion. There is absolutely no scientific evidence that it might help. Nevertheless, we have heard from several readers that holding an unwrapped bar of soap in the hand may help with this kind of pain. One reader told us that her husband complained about cramps in his hands after playing cards. She says she "got a bar of soap and put it in his hand.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2002
NEW YORK -- By the time No. 2 seed Marat Safin and Nicolas Kiefer reached the tiebreaker for the fifth set in their U.S. Open first-round match, they had already played more than four hours, and both men were near the end of their ropes. Two wheelchairs sat off stage near the players' locker room -- just in case. It might have seemed an overreaction, but already in this Open seven men have retired from play, a Grand Slam record for first-round retirements and tying the Open record for retirements through a whole tournament.
SPORTS
By Jeff Seidel, Special To The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2010
McDonogh's Alex Sidney lay on his stomach near the net, writhing in pain from cramps that attacked both of his legs and rendered them useless. He was playing a tiebreaker in the final set of a championship match and didn't want it to end like this. Michael Katz of Gilman stood quietly at the net and could barely look at Sidney. The two are close friends who play tennis together frequently, and Katz didn't want the match to end like this either. But Sidney couldn't get up and had to retire, giving Katz the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference No. 1 singles title, 7-5, 4-6, 6-6 (ret.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2011
There was no consistent or significant spike in Brian Matusz's velocity, but for five innings Saturday afternoon, the young left-hander made enough quality pitches to provide encouragement for a team desperately in need of it. But any good sentiment was gone by the time Matusz limped off the mound in the sixth inning, two batters after Washington Nationals first baseman Michael Morse broke a tie by driving an 87 mph fastball into the home bullpen...
NEWS
By JOE & TERESA GRAEDON and JOE & TERESA GRAEDON,peoplespharmacy.com | December 22, 2008
I have enjoyed reading about home remedies on your Web site and would like to share mine. Dip a bleeding (cut, nicked, sliced or whatever) finger in ground coffee and the bleeding stops. If, after the first dip, it still shows some blood, dip it in again and bandage it. A Lebanese friend told me that it is used all the time in his home. Maybe it's the caffeine. Regardless, it has always worked for me. Thanks for surprising us with a brand-new home remedy for minor cuts. We have collected several others, including ground black pepper, cayenne pepper and ground sage.
NEWS
By Joe and Teresa Graedon | June 8, 2009
Question: : You recently wrote about rubbing a cut onion on a bee sting to ease the pain. Swiss farmers have practiced this for centuries. In 1949, when I was stung by a bee right near the kneecap and was hurting badly, my farmer grandmother gave me a freshly cut onion and told me to rub it on the sting site for five minutes. After that, I could not even feel the sting or any pain anymore. I have used this remedy many times since. Answer: : Thanks for this historical perspective. Onion contains compounds that can break down the proteins in bee venom.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2012
It was not exactly the debut that Dez Wells wanted. But the transfer -- who started against Kentucky and is expected to become one of Maryland's best players this season -- said afterward that he was gratified to be playing.  And to be a Terp. “It was a great experience being out there,” Wells said.  “When I took my visit to Maryland, they stole my heart. I wouldn't want to be any place but Maryland.” Among the schools Wells had considered was Kentucky, which defeated the Terps 72-69.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2012
Howard County's 19th-century courthouse has seen a 40 percent increase in jury trials in the past year, causing court officials to clamor for a new facility. "Our county is growing, our population is growing, and that means more case filing," said Administrative Judge Lenore R. Gelfman. "The demands have been significant for a while. " Gelfman, County State's Attorney Dario J. Broccolino and Sheriff James F. Fitzgerald told the County Council last week that the increase is too much for the 170-year-old Ellicott City courthouse, which is cramped and outdated.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey and Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2012
Baltimore prosecutors might soon be packing up and leaving their cramped digs in the city's 112-year-old courthouse for a newer downtown office building. A plan being pushed by leaders in Baltimore and Annapolis would provide up to $1 million for the Baltimore state's attorney's office to rent space a few blocks from the courthouse, moving about 200 lawyers and support staff into their own quarters for the first time since the city courthouse opened in January 1900. State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein pitched the idea Friday to lawmakers in Annapolis, saying that the current configuration contributes to inefficiencies and poses public safety problems.
SPORTS
The Washington Post | November 30, 2011
For the first time this season, the sixth-ranked Maryland women's basketball team was not able to relax and empty its bench late in the second half. The Terrapins instead were facing potentially their first loss Wednesday night after pesky Michigan got within a point in the final six minutes of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Making matters worse was having leading scorer Alyssa Thomas on the bench nursing a cramp down the stretch, but Maryland never wilted, getting a 3-pointer from sophomore guard Laurin Mincy to trigger a decisive run of nine consecutive points on the way to a 74-65 victory before an announced 4,013 at Comcast Center.
EXPLORE
November 28, 2011
Maryland's got a very painful leg cramp, and needs some medicine to fix it. This sort of cramp is called "growth," the medication is called PlanMaryland, and we need to take it now. Growth is something every state, municipality and community has to deal with. It can be a painful throbbing like a leg cramp that wakes you in the middle of the night. You get up to walk it off, but sometimes it only gets worse. Maryland has the good fortune - although some would call it a malady - of being a desirable place to live and locate a business.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2011
There was no consistent or significant spike in Brian Matusz's velocity, but for five innings Saturday afternoon, the young left-hander made enough quality pitches to provide encouragement for a team desperately in need of it. But any good sentiment was gone by the time Matusz limped off the mound in the sixth inning, two batters after Washington Nationals first baseman Michael Morse broke a tie by driving an 87 mph fastball into the home bullpen...
FEATURES
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,PeoplesPharmacy.com | August 9, 2007
A friend burned her hand on a very hot pan handle. I grabbed the soy sauce and had her soak her hand in it after she ran the burn under cold water. She reported relief, and the next day she was fine. I was really worried it would blister. She smelled like marinade, but that's a small price. Thanks for sharing your success with soy sauce. We heard about this home remedy for burns from an Oregonian listener to our radio show. On my last visit to the dentist, our hygienist recommended we chew gum containing xylitol.
SPORTS
By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun reporter | September 9, 2007
A local rivalry known for bizarre plays and crazy finishes played to its reputation yesterday. Towson University, which usually wins these affairs, beat Morgan State again, but barely. The Tigers waded through high-snap misadventures, a two-interception game from quarterback Sean Schaefer, and a depleting run of cramps before escaping Hughes Stadium with a 28-21 victory. Towson@Massachusetts Saturday, noon, 1570 AM
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and Colin Stevens, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2010
Fabian Washington's surgically repaired left knee does not appear to be a hindrance, and the cornerback has the scars to prove it. Speaking after Tuesday morning's practice, Washington had a few gash marks in the shin area just below the knee as a result of covering wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Washington, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee Nov. 22, was activated off the team's physically-unable-to-perform list Thursday, but had practiced with a red noncontact mesh over his jersey until Sunday afternoon.
SPORTS
July 31, 2010
Jameel McClain can only hope that opposing offenses fail to account for him the way the media did this past offseason. While much of the focus for the starting inside linebacker position was on Tavares Gooden and Dannell Ellerbe, McClain opened Ravens training camp at McDaniel College in Westminster by lining up next to 11-time Pro Bowler Ray Lewis on the first defense. McClain, entering his third season since being signed as an undrafted rookie in 2008, conceded that he was somewhat surprised at his inclusion with the starting unit.
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