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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to invest in diabetes and heart disease prevention efforts in five designated regions in the state, including Baltimore. The award is one of 21 grants totaling $69.5 million and issued to city and state health departments across the country by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under an initiative "to support public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities, and control health care spending," DHMH said Thursday.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease. An Internet search for "sell diabetes strips" turns up numerous websites offering to buy the strips via mail. The demand for more affordable strips — some brands cost $1 each and the typical testing regimen runs three times a day — has created what some call a "gray" market for reselling them.
NEWS
June 14, 2014
With all due respect to my former General Assembly colleague and good friend Mickey Steinberg, his recent letter to the editor regarding Del. Jon Cardin's missed votes while tending to health concerns of his family was misleading ( "Steinberg: Cardin's missed committee votes are inexcusable," May 10). When I served in the House of Delegates, I was the vice-chairman of the Ways and Means committee, on which Mr. Cardin serves, and I know that there is a lot more to being an effective and responsible legislator than taking a vote in committee.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2013
Baltimore will enter its third consecutive day below freezing Thursday, prompting health officials to warn vulnerable residents of deadly conditions, even as the region prepares for treacherous travel with light snow expected to fall early Thursday and Friday afternoon. The streak of frigid, blustery weather has brought the coldest temperature in nearly two years here, and could become one of the longest periods below freezing in six years, according to National Weather Service data.
NEWS
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2011
The devastation of losing a house to foreclosure can lead to depression and a host of other conditions, according to the authors of new study who warn of a looming national health crisis. They are advocating for a new unified approach by financial and mental health advisers to provide homeowners with aid. The study, led by a University of Maryland researcher, found that one in five people in default on their mortgages have serious symptoms of depression. About one-third have seen their finances so crimped that they cannot afford to fill prescriptions and get enough to eat, which worsen health problems.
NEWS
By American Academy of Family Physicians / 2002 Wirthlin Worldwide poll | July 27, 2003
People say they don't watch the amount of fat they eat because: 47% -- can't provide a reason 13% -- don't have enough time 32% -- lack willpower or enjoy eating 25% -- have health concerns, can't exercise or face too much stress -- American Academy of Family Physicians / 2002 Wirthlin Worldwide poll
FEATURES
By Chicago Tribune | May 4, 1994
When Elizabeth Brewster gave up meat almost 15 years ago, vegetarianism was little understood. Today, she says, research shows that more than 12.4 million Americans consider themselves vegetarian, and health concerns are the main motivation.Now Ms. Brewster has started a bimonthly, eight-page newsletter, The Practical Vegetarian. A year's subscription is $16.95; sample copy, $1. Send your name and address to The Practical Vegetarian, P.O. Box 6253, Evanston, Ill. 60204.
NEWS
March 23, 1992
Writing in the New York Times recently, Molly O'Neill explaned why salsa's replacement of ketchup as the king of American condiments takes on more importance than the usual marketing statistic:"Epicures and food historians view the topping of ketchup as the manifest destiny of good taste. Ketchup, that sugar-sweetened complemnet to fried food and meat, symbolizes 'the bland old British-based American diet,' said Elizabeth Rozin, a specialist in ethnic food. The Mexican-inspired salsa is an uncoked relish fired by chili peppers that appeals, she said, "to cosmopoltan tastes.
NEWS
June 14, 2014
With all due respect to my former General Assembly colleague and good friend Mickey Steinberg, his recent letter to the editor regarding Del. Jon Cardin's missed votes while tending to health concerns of his family was misleading ( "Steinberg: Cardin's missed committee votes are inexcusable," May 10). When I served in the House of Delegates, I was the vice-chairman of the Ways and Means committee, on which Mr. Cardin serves, and I know that there is a lot more to being an effective and responsible legislator than taking a vote in committee.
NEWS
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease. An Internet search for "sell diabetes strips" turns up numerous websites offering to buy the strips via mail. The demand for more affordable strips — some brands cost $1 each and the typical testing regimen runs three times a day — has created what some call a "gray" market for reselling them.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2014
A mass of some of the coldest air to descend on the United States in two decades brought wind chills to as cold as 15 degrees below zero in Baltimore early Tuesday morning, shattering at least one record with more cold lasting into Wednesday. Temperatures dropped to at least 3 degrees by 6 a.m. at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. With winds gusting to 30 mph, it felt 20 degrees colder. Temperatures were slow to warm through midday, reaching 10 degrees at BWI by noon, with a wind chill of 7 degrees below zero.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
Right-hander Jake Arrieta was supposed to make his fourth start with the Triple-A Norfolk Tides on Sunday, but he was scratched with a right shoulder strain that he has been dealing with since not feeling right after his last outing May 7. “I think he has some shoulder tenderness,” Showalter said. “I don't know if he'll miss a whole turn or just give him a couple of extra days.” Showalter didn't want to downplay the injury, but said the decision to skip his start was precautionary until the club learns more about what is causing the stiffness and soreness.
NEWS
January 24, 2013
WEATHER: Winter weather advisory until 9 a.m., followed by more wind. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS Cold snap, far from letting up, raises health concerns : Baltimore will enter its third consecutive day below freezing Thursday, prompting health officials to warn vulnerable residents of deadly conditions, even as the region prepares for treacherous travel.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2013
Baltimore will enter its third consecutive day below freezing Thursday, prompting health officials to warn vulnerable residents of deadly conditions, even as the region prepares for treacherous travel with light snow expected to fall early Thursday and Friday afternoon. The streak of frigid, blustery weather has brought the coldest temperature in nearly two years here, and could become one of the longest periods below freezing in six years, according to National Weather Service data.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 23, 2012
Yolanda Jiggetts, one of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's three deputies, has announced her resignation, citing health concerns, City Hall officials said. Mayoral spokesman Ryan O'Doherty said Monday that Jiggetts — the deputy chief for public safety, operations and CitiStat — will be on medical leave until Sept. 3, which will be the official date of her resignation. He declined to describe her health problems and asked that her privacy be respected. Jiggetts' deputy, Barbara Zektick, is taking over her duties, O'Doherty said.
NEWS
March 9, 1998
JUST WHEN it seemed that school and health officials in Howard County were getting their act together in dealing with public health concerns, they blundered badly by blocking access to information for the community.Both departments worked well a week ago to ensure that parents at Worthington Elementary School in Ellicott City were aware that bacterial meningitis may have caused the sudden death of 8-year-old Steven Chilton, a second-grader. One official said school administrators learned from health officers at 3: 20 p.m. that meningitis, which is contagious, may have been a factor.
NEWS
January 11, 2008
Workshop set on Taiji Ruler Karl Ardo, a certified teacher of the Chinese system of qi gong healing, will offer a workshop on Taiji Ruler, a series of movements said to stimulate acupuncture points and promote healing for the practitioner or others. The class, which can be used for healing self or others, or as a preparation for body work, will be offered from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at Baltimore Center for Wellness, 3691 Park Ave., Ellicott City. The cost is $90. The class can be taken with or without the "ruler," which costs $50 and will be available to purchase on the day of the class.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2012
A consulting firm hired by Anne Arundel County schools to test air quality at Edgewater Elementary School will meet with the school community on Tuesday. Ed Light, president of Ashton-based Building Dynamics LLC, said Friday that the company is conducting comprehensive evaluations and reviewing parents' and staff concerns. He said Building Dynamics will meet with the Edgewater community at 7 p.m. Tuesday and that a report would be issued when the firm's study is complete. Two weeks ago, a group of Edgewater parents, teachers, staff and students gathered at a school board public hearing and implored Anne Arundel school officials to prioritize improvements to the school's aging structure, which they say is fraught with health concerns.
NEWS
January 25, 2012
In response to the recent letter defending smokeless tobacco use ("All tobacco products are not equally harmful," Jan. 24), the risk of tobacco trumps all others. Fifty cigarettes a day increases the risk of end-stage lung disease and lung cancer 150-fold. This is orders of magnitude worse than other modifiable risk factors like weight, aerobic capacity blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose level. Even if smokeless tobacco is responsible for only 2 percent of tobacco deaths, we cannot accept thousands of deaths instead of over 450,000 deaths a year in America.
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