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March 14, 2010
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition will sponsor a women's health expo from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sheraton Hotel, 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis. Information on medical research advances, skin care, stress management, nutrition and more will be featured, The registration fee is $40 and includes breakfast. To register online go to nocc.kintera.org/centralmd or call 443-433-2597.
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By Michael Dresser and Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Republican Larry Hogan denounced Democrat Anthony G. Brown's handling of Maryland's health exchange Monday during their second televised debate, calling the website a "complete disaster. " Brown refused to give in, acknowledging that the launch went poorly but pointing to 400,000 Marylanders who obtained health coverage and statistics showing a drop in uncompensated care at Maryland hospitals. He said the state has become one of the most competitive markets in the country. "We rolled up our sleeves and got it done," Brown said of the state's efforts to correct the website's problems.
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NEWS
March 14, 2010
Sponsored by the Learn to Live program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, educators will answer questions on nutrition and distribute free low-fat recipes at Graul's supermarket, 607 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, noon to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 26, 10 a.m to 3 p.m. March 27 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28.
NEWS
October 11, 2014
Howard County's public schools are among the top in the nation. We cultivate a vibrant learning community that prepares students to thrive in a dynamic world. We also talk with kids about sex and relationships: "You can get pregnant any time you have sexual intercourse;" the site says. "Wearing a latex condom, taking birth control pills or using other contraceptives are very effective at preventing pregnancy. However the absolute way to not get pregnant is to not have sex at all. " So what was wrong with one of our elected county school board members alerting the board and its student members that a local Giant supermarket is asking the age of those who purchase condoms?
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By Krishana Davis and The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2012
It's not uncommon for owners to take their pet to the vet if their animal has been showing signs of sluggish behavior, injury or simply when it is time for scheduled vaccinations. But one thing no pet owner anticipates when they drop off their pet is for the animal's condition to go from bad to worse because of negligence by the vet. Animals have rights too. The Maryland Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners oversees all state veterinarians to ensure they meet specific requirements while attending to the health of your pet. The board investigates complaints against vets and issues fines and suspensions for violations including inadequate care, failure to conduct proper tests or keeping poor records.
NEWS
March 7, 2010
Sponsored by the Learn to Live program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, educators will answer questions on nutrition and distribute free low-fat recipes at the following supermarkets: •Lauer's Supermarket, 8479 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. •Graul's, 1388 Cape St. Claire Road, Annapolis: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 14. •Graul's, 607 Taylor Ave., Annapolis: noon to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 26, 10 a.m to 3 p.m. March 27 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28.
NEWS
December 11, 2013
Was I the only one to be stunned by the $106 million cost for the state's health exchange website? In the Obamacare culture we have become numb to "everyday" $100 million mistakes ( "Health exchange officials face deadline for repairs," Dec. 9). For what Gov. Martin O'Malley and company have wasted, we could have housed all 5,000 of Baltimore's homeless people in relative comfort for the next 20 years. Joe Migliara - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
July 28, 2010
I would like to comment on the article titled "Major health savings forecast" (July 27) by Andrea K. Walker. To report that there will be great savings for Maryland taxpayers because funding for increased numbers of people being placed on Medicaid and other state-funded initiatives is being shifted from the state taxpayer to the federal government is disingenuous and creates a false impression that the Maryland taxpayer is going to save money!...
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2011
The Center for the Science in the Public Interest, which has done more good for the health of Americans than its legion of detractors has released its annual Xtreme Eating Awards, the most egregious items on chain menus. Here's what they say about the Cold Stone Creamery PB&C Shake : Even people accustomed to 1,500-calorie burgers wouldn't expect 2,000-calorie shakes. A 24-oz. “Gotta Have It” size shake of peanut butter, chocolate ice cream and milk has a day's calories (2,010)
NEWS
March 23, 2010
I agree with the decision that President Obama made to extend health coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans. First of all, this is a good thing for everyone in the U.S.A. no matter who you are. Second of all, this bill will help a lot of poor people in the who are unable to pay for health insurance but need it. Finally, I think President Obama and everyone who voted for this bill made the right decision for the first time in recent years to really help out ordinary Americans. This is a great thing happening to us, and we all will benefit in the long run!
NEWS
October 10, 2014
Baby sitter training course Safe Sitter teaches pre-teens how to nurture and guide young children while in their care. Sponsored by Baltimore Washington Medical Center, the program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the medical center's 3 South Classroom, 3 r d floor, 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. Cost $50. Pre-registration required at mybwmc.org. Information: 410-787-4367. Suicide prevention A Chesapeake Life Center symposium: "Life After a Suicide Loss," will be presented by author Eric Marcus of the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the center, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena.
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By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
While Maryland health officials urged caregivers this week to be alert for possible Ebola virus cases, they were also quick to emphasize there are other — perhaps more contagious — pathogens that they are also monitoring. Public health officials around the world remain on watch for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, while the United States is on guard for enterovirus D68 cases among children. As flu season begins, surveillance for that illness is resuming, and other potentially deadly threats such as avian flu lurk, as well.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
Late last year, medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc. made two large payments to Dr. Andrew N. Pollak, chair of the University of Maryland Medical System's orthopedics department. The payments, one for $47,225 and the other for $45,902, were royalties paid to Pollak for work he did at Maryland Shock Trauma Center starting seven years ago in helping develop a clamp known as a fixator that could hold trauma patient's broken bones straight until they were ready for surgical repair.
NEWS
October 3, 2014
Classes at hospital Howard County General Hospital will sponsor the following classes at the HCGH Wellness Center, Suite 100, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia unless otherwise listed. Advanced registration for all programs at hcgh.com. Information: 410-740-7601. •CPR classes. Earn a two-year American Heart Association completion card. Classes are held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 and Monday, Oct. 27. This is not a health care provider course. Cost $55. •Depression.
NEWS
October 2, 2014
"This is not West Africa," Texas health commissioner Dr. David Lakey said Wednesday at a news conference designed to dispel Texans' (and Americans') fear of an Ebola outbreak after a man there was diagnosed with the disease. "This is a very sophisticated city, a very sophisticated hospital. " The subtext: All those gruesome photos you're seeing of people dying in the streets in West Africa — that's something that happens over there, to other people, not here, not to us. But what the events of the last few days have shown is that it's exactly that kind of hubris that puts us most at risk, and that for all the sophistication of the U.S. health system, it only takes a simple lapse to create the conditions for a broader outbreak.
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By Alison Knezevich and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Baltimore County health officials say a rabid cat was found and captured near Delight Road in Reisterstown this week. The male cat, found Monday, is a gray, tiger-striped tabby, and officials say it may have had a limp while it was in the community. The health department is urging anyone who had direct exposure to the cat between Sept. 14-Sept. 28 to seek medical treatment and contact county health officials immediately. People can contact the health department at 410-887-6011 during the day, or at 410-832-7182 after 4:30 p.m. alisonk@baltsun.com twitter.com/aliknez
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By Pete Pichaske and For The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Breast cancer gets a lot of attention - and not just during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There's a good reason for that, as any of the quarter-million American women diagnosed with breast cancer each year will tell you. But breast cancer isn't the only serious health risk women should be aware of, according to county health professionals. Some are fatal; others are not. Some are well-known, others obscure. All affect the person's quality of life, and all affect more women than men. We talked with some Howard County doctors in the know to find out what to look out for and where to learn more locally.
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