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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,meredith.cohn@baltsun.com | February 2, 2009
It's cold outside. And as people shovel snow, scrape car windows or just spend time in the frigid air, some find that their hands and feet become numb or painful. Better get indoors or warm up, because this could mean frostbite or, more likely, frostnip, says Dr. John Wogan, attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. What is frostbite? Frostbite is what happens when exposure to severe cold temperatures reduces blood flow and causes ice-crystals to form inside body tissues, leading to serious, even irreversible, damage.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
It seems that just about all kids, from toddlers to teenagers, have a smartphone, tablet or other device in their hands at one time or another. But too much screen time might not be healthy, especially if it's replacing physical activities or interfering with personal relationships or homework. Dr. Timothy F. Doran, chairman of pediatrics at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, explains how much might be too much and what to do instead. There are so many devices available now and kids love them.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 10, 2004
Doctors delivered four sets of twins in less than 24 hours this week at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, an occurrence that hospital staff described as unusual, even for Baltimore County's busiest birthing center. The babies - four boys and four girls - arrived at the Towson hospital over 19 hours Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon, hospital officials said. The series of births began when Dr. Onkar N. Singh delivered the first set of twins, two girls, at 8:40 p.m. and 8:42 p.m. Wednesday.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2013
Jeanne H. Baetjer, a founder who served as the first president of the board of trustees of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Sept. 11 of cancer at her Stevenson home. She was 91. "Jeanne was one of the founders of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and it is obvious that we have lost someone who was very special," said Dr. John Chessare, GBMC HealthCare president and CEO. "She was a very strong leader, and without her ability to respectfully put issues on the table, GBMC would not exist today," said Dr. Chessare.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | September 24, 2009
William E. Schaffner, a Jesuit educator who later was chaplain at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died of pneumonia Sept. 15 at Manresa Hall Jesuit Community in Merion Station, Pa. He was 91. Father Schaffner was born and raised in Wheeling, W.Va. After graduating from Central Catholic High School in Wheeling, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1935 and professed his vows in 1937. He studied at the Novitiate at St. Isaac Jogues in Wernersville, Pa., from 1937 to 1939, and for the next two years, he studied philosophy at the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House at Inisfada in Manhasset, N.Y. Father Schaffner completed additional philosophical studies at West Baden College in West Baden Springs, Ind., from 1940 to 1942.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | December 13, 2007
Dr. Thaddeus Edmund "Thad" Prout, a retired endocrinologist and first chief of medicine at Greater Baltimore Medical Center whose work helped get several potentially dangerous drugs withdrawn from the market, died of dementia Dec. 3 at Copper Ridge nursing home in Sykesville. He was 83. "It was a very impressive career, his doctoring, teaching and leadership. You don't have to look far around GBMC to see the imprint of his work," Dr. Thomas F.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | April 5, 2007
Dr. Melchijah Spragins, a retired pediatrician who had been chief of pediatrics at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for two decades, died in his sleep Tuesday at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. He was 87. It was Dr. Spragins' charm, wit and comforting demeanor that endeared him to patients and colleagues during his more than four-decade career as a pediatrician. "He took care of my kids, and he treated his patients like they were members of his own family. He was natural, down-to-earth and homespun but very erudite and one in a million.
NEWS
November 30, 1996
An article in Thursday's Business section on the merger of the chemical dependency programs at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Sheppard Pratt Health System incorrectly stated how much money the programs were losing. Between them, the programs were losing more than $250,000 a year.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 11/30/96
NEWS
July 16, 1997
In yesterday's editions, remarks of Dr. Thomas E. Hobbins, a cardiopulmonary specialist at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, were incorrectly reported.Hobbins encourages people to continue to exercise during the heat wave but recommends they refrain from outdoor exercise from late morning until late afternoon to avoid the period when ground-level ozone is highest.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 7/16/97
NEWS
May 6, 1992
Henry G. Bosz, an affable career bureaucrat who was Maryland's personnel secretary in charge of some 40,000 employees in the 1970s, died yesterday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center from complications of diabetes.Mr. Bosz's only immediate survivor is his wife.Visiting hours are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, 6500 York Road. The funeral on Friday will be private.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2013
For Sean Hearn, there was no better way to spend Father's Day than sweating through a hilly 5K road race in Towson, pushing sons Shane and Wyatt in a double-wide stroller. A little more than four years ago, Shane spent 10 days in the neonatal intensive care unit at Greater Baltimore Medical Center before going home to Hunt Valley on Mother's Day. "As he laid in the NICU, I made lots of promises, and one was to participate in this," Hearn said shortly after finishing GBMC's 25th annual Fathers Day 5K race.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2012
Jarnetta Kroh, a Greater Baltimore Medical Center philanthropist who assisted her husband in his import car servicing business, died Nov. 25 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder at her home in Laguna Hills, Calif. She was 81 and had lived in the Rockland section of Baltimore County for many years. Jarnetta Althea Jarvis was born in Spencer, W.Va., and raised in Walton, W.Va., where her father was postmaster. Her mother was a secretary to a May Co. department store executive.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2012
Dr. John E. Adams, a pathologist who chaired the department of pathology at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for more than two decades after its founding and was a leading expert in bioethics, died July 9 of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The longtime Timonium resident was 82. "He influenced a lot of people, myself included. He was a seminal figure in my life and a role model for so many people," said Dr. Ronald L. Sirota, who worked with Dr. Adams at GBMC from 1979 to 1983.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 17, 2011
Etna A. Weinhold, a former combat nurse who served with the Army in Vietnam and later spent four decades at Greater Baltimore Medical Center as clinical manager of its postpartum units, died Nov. 10 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 67 and had lived in Towson. "She will forever be the needle, which for 40 years wove the tapestry of who GBMC is to our community, proclaiming by her very breath: in all we do the patient always comes first," wrote chaplain J. Joseph Hart, executive director of spiritual support services and executive director of GBMC's Center for Spiritual Support Training.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2011
Outdoor festivals like the Preakness can mean hours in the harsh rays. Most people know that the sun can be damaging yet still don't adequately cover up. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and Dr. Mark Lowitt, a dermatologist at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, answered questions about sunscreen and avoiding damage. What is the best ingredient (and best number of SPF) to look for in a sunscreen? For most people, we recommend sunscreens with an SPF of 30. For people who are at especially high risk for skin cancer, such as those with a past history of skin cancer, those with extremely fair and easily burned skin, or those with many moles, we recommend sunscreens with SPF of 50 or greater.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 23, 2010
James Austin Barnhart, a highly decorated World War II veteran and a noted Baltimore physical therapist and teacher, died July 17 of Parkinson's disease at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The longtime Riderwood resident was 84. Mr. Barnhart, who was the son of a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad accountant and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Hunting Ridge. After graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1944, Mr. Barnhart enlisted in the Army and served with the Army's 10th Mountain Division ski troops in Europe.
SPORTS
By Bob Pickering | September 2, 1996
Jockey Gilberto Delgado suffered undetermined injuries after being thrown from his mount at the start of the sixth race at Timonium yesterday.Delgado, aboard Atern breaking from the inside stall in the gate, went over the rail and struck a vertical support.The rider was taken to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where he complained of pain in his lower back. X-rays were taken and he was held overnight for observation.Pub Date: 9/02/96
NEWS
December 4, 1995
TOWSON - The importance of keeping families together will dTC be the focus of the 17th annual conference of the Maryland Interdisciplinary Council for Children and Adolescents next month at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.Baltimore Circuit Judge David B. Mitchell will talk about the needs of the child vs. the needs of the family.The conference is planned for 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at 6701 N. Charles St. Information: Cathy Brookman, 747-4545.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2010
The new chief executive of Greater Baltimore Medical Center, John B. Chessare, watched health care reform unfold in Massachusetts as a hospital executive, physician and consultant in that state. Now, as hospitals across the country work to figure out the impact of the coming reform on a national scale, he hopes to bring his experience to bear at GBMC. The 58-year-old former pediatrician was president of Caritas Norwood hospital outside Boston and later a hospital consultant, and he was practicing medicine as recently as five years ago. He thinks that will help him better understand both the financial and medical aspects of the business.
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