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Patrick Maynard and The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2013
Informational articles on Blood clots and hernias were two of the most-sought baltimoresun.com health posts in the first half of 2013. The five "most popular story" slots for health were rounded out by three articles involving Johns Hopkins, according to metrics provider Adobe SiteCatalyst. Of those, two involved Dr. Benjamin Carson, who courted political attention this spring by criticizing Barack Obama's policies in a speech that the president viewed as an audience member. A collection of pictures related to Carson also made the list of the top photo galleries for the six-month period.
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SPORTS
By Edward Lee | April 5, 2012
Wednesday night, Salisbury's Jim Berkman became the first college men's lacrosse coach to amass 400 victories in a career after his team trounced Mary Washington, 16-8. Berkman, who is 400-42 in 25 years, is understandably honored at the accomplishment, but he is even happier to celebrate a clean bill of health. Berkman suffered a mild heart attack while working out at his gym March 11. After having two stents inserted to remove a blockage in one of the arteries, he was permitted to return to the top-ranked and reigning national champion Sea Gulls eight days later.
HEALTH
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
Officials at the University of Maryland have pledged to spend an additional $5 million on student mental health services at the state's flagship College Park campus over the next 10 years, the largest investment in counseling services there in decades. The decision was made this week following years of stagnant investments in psychiatric services at the university's counseling and health centers, despite large spikes in student demand. It comes on the heels of a murder-suicide involving a mentally ill student just off campus in February, which shined a spotlight on the imbalance between counseling services and demand.
NEWS
January 20, 2010
Republican Scott Brown, above, defeats Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in the race for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Edward M. Kennedy. Brown's upset victory leaves President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders with fallback options to salvage a health care overhaul providing insurance to all Americans. And most of those fallbacks are fraught with political peril. Article, PG 10
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | January 20, 2012
The American Visionary Art Museum is taking a characteristically fresh and different look at the state of our increasingly crowded planet on Sunday, with a free, day-long Eco Conference featuring presentations from indigenous artists and a variety of scientists, plus a pair of films on mountaintop coal mining and crop circles. (Didn't I say it would be different?) Keynoter is Sandra Steingraber , noted ecologist, author and cancer survivor who has focused on environmental links to cancer and human health.  Other featured speakers include marine toxicologist Susan Shaw and Hopkins-educated epidemiologist Shira Kramer . The conference, which begins at 10 a.m., has been organized to complement the museum's current exhibition, "All Things Round: Galaxies, Eyeballs and Karma," which celebrates "the circular and voluptuous nature of life," according to the museum's relase.  Among other subjects, the original artwork explores the much-discussed implications of the Mayan calendar ending in 2012.  The museum is at 800 Key Highway, at the base of Federal Hill park.  For more info, check avam.org or call 410-244-1900.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | July 13, 2004
ViPS Inc., a Towson health software firm, is being sold to WebMD Corp. for $160 million, the New Jersey firm announced yesterday. While WebMD said it could not discuss its plans in detail until the deal closes, the sale is expected to have minimal impact on privately held ViPS' management and its nearly 400 employees. The purchase is expected take 30 days, including an antitrust review. The acquisition would join two companies in the business of processing and analyzing medical claims for insurers and doctors.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | September 18, 1990
Smog can be hazardous to your health. They ought to put a label on it that says so....
NEWS
July 23, 2010
The "dime-a-drink" liquor tax increase is an important measure and a fair way to raise money for critical public services. With this economic downturn and many people searching for public support for the first time, I think we're all a little more aware of how important a strong safety net can be in helping families stay afloat and make ends meet. Cutting these programs right now is not a viable option if we want a swift economic recovery in Maryland. I believe this tax can improve our state by reducing underage drinking and helping to expand health care coverage to low-income working families.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2012
Bernard R. Rynarzewski, a retired state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene worker who was proud of his Polish heritage, died July 9 of complications from a stroke at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 60. The son of a civil engineer and a homemaker, Bernard Ronald Rynarzewski was born in Baltimore and raised in Towson. He was a 1970 graduate of Towson High School and earned his college degree from the University of Baltimore. From 1974 to 1998, he worked as a facilities surveyor for the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he frequently became an advocate for residents of health care facilities who were unable to do so for themselves.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2011
— The storage facility just past the quaint frame houses and antiques shops pressed against this town's Main Street held more than furniture and heirlooms that could no longer fit into people homes. Authorities say Unit 3019, steps from the main office, was being used to package the latest fad in designer narcotics — synthetic drugs sold as benign bath salts and herbal potpourri, with names such as "Snowblind Bath Salts," "Zombie World" and "Dark Night Sampler. " A recent arrest in Howard County led federal drug agents to the town this month.
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