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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1997
The most intriguing magazine you've never heard of is printed in black and white, lacks photographs, measures a scant 6 1/2 -by-8 inches and contains about as many numbers as words.Even its title -- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report -- promises less than it delivers.Almost proudly lacking in flair, the magazine published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is a ticket to the mystery and drama of epidemiology -- the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, spread and taming of illness.
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Susan Reimer | March 28, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week about the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers of a certain size provide health care plans that pay for birth control for women. One of the plaintiffs, Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores in the South owned by a religious family, does not object to providing all forms of birth control. The family objects only to the IUD and two drugs commonly known as "the morning after pill" and "the week after pill" because, they believe, this device and these drugs would prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to a woman's uterus.
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December 29, 2006
Did you know?--More than 200 viruses are known to cause symptoms of the common cold. - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NEWS
July 28, 2013
Baltimore City Solicitor George Nilson claims pregnancy crisis centers engage in deceptive practices to lure women seeking abortions to their facilities ("Pregnancy center signs are necessary," July 24). Give me a break! The real threat to pregnant women's health is the way they are misled regarding the physical, mental and emotional risks of abortion, such as the link between abortion and breast cancer , mental illness and depression. Not to mention abortion fatalities. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a seven-year period ending in 2000, 55 women in the U.S. died from legal abortions.
NEWS
June 2, 2006
Did you know?-- Heat stroke occurs when the body's temperature rises rapidly and the body is unable to cool down. - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NEWS
December 5, 1998
An article in yesterday's editions of The Sun concerning the number of abortions performed in the United States incorrectly stated that 9 percent of the women who had abortions were white. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the correct figure is 59 percent.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 12/05/98
NEWS
June 23, 2003
Monkeypox has been endemic in Africa for many years, but it has never spread inside the United States. until now. Here is what state and federal epidemiologists have learned about how monkeypox was introduced into the United States, according to a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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February 5, 2006
Elizabeth Conrey and Yutan Getzler were married at The Country Place Resort in White Haven, PA by Rabbi Sheila Weinberg. The bride is the daughter of John and Jo-anna Conrey of Sykesville. She earned a Ph D from Cornell University and is an epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The bridegroom is the son of Yoram Getzler of Jerusalem, Israel and Sandra Laemmle of Lyons, CO. He earned his Ph D from Cornell University and is an assistant professor of chemistry at Kenyon College.
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Editorial from The Aegis | May 14, 2013
With some exceptions, any illness can strike anyone at any time. One of the more dangerous to emerge in recent decades is Lyme disease. Harford County, as many of us know either first-hand or because of someone we know, is not immune from the tick-borne disease. The revelation last week that Harford County Council President Billy Boniface has contracted the sickness is yet another reminder. Lyme disease is treatable, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but it can also be debilitating.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2012
Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties are getting sprayed for mosquitoes and health officials are warning residents to take precautions as the nation copes with the worst season of West Nile Virus since the disease was discovered in the United States in 1999. One person in Maryland has died from the disease this summer and 21 have contracted it, according to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Nationally, the potentially fatal disease, spread by mosquitoes that pick it up from infected birds, has afflicted 1,993 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun reporter | January 11, 2008
More than 2,200 cases of Lyme disease were reported in Maryland last year, almost double the number in 2006 and a record for the state. Although the case reports won't be verified and totaled before April, "the raw numbers are up substantially in 2007. ... The doubling is probably going to be confirmed," said John P. Krick, director of the Office of Epidemiology and Disease Control Programs at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Reports of the tick-borne disease have been climbing for years in Maryland and across the United States.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,Sun reporter | August 9, 2007
WASHINGTON -- President Bush was treated for Lyme disease a year ago after developing a circular rash characteristic of the ailment, the White House announced yesterday. Spread through the bite of infected ticks, the disease, if unchecked, can lead to arthritis, numbness, paralysis, fatigue and memory problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control. But when the problem is detected early, patients usually make a full recovery after a course of antibiotics, health professionals say. "What we know about this disease is that early intervention is so much more effective than later intervention," said John P. Krick, head of epidemiology and disease control programs for the Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene.
NEWS
December 29, 2006
Did you know?--More than 200 viruses are known to cause symptoms of the common cold. - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NEWS
By DENNIS O'BRIEN and DENNIS O'BRIEN,SUN REPORTER | August 18, 2006
After a six-year search that involved four doctors and dozens of medical tests, Abby Bernstein learned what had been ailing her. It turned out the Rockville woman had autoimmune hepatitis, finally revealed by a test that showed scarring of her liver. All that time, she suffered discomfort ranging from flu-like symptoms to swollen hands. "I didn't get the attention and focus ... that I really needed," said Bernstein, 47. Certain ailments, including many autoimmune diseases, remain hard to diagnose because of the lack of reliable tests for them and because of symptoms that can vary widely.
NEWS
August 4, 2006
Did you know?-- Extreme heat caused 3,442 deaths -- 66 percent men -- between 1999 and 2003. -- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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