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
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.
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.
August 5, 2013
Stable Options LLC will be hosting a part-one certification training in the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association Model of EAP and EAL at Hunting Ground Farm, 2002 Whiteford Road, Whiteford, from Oct. 10 to 12. Stable Options is owned by Michelle Sayre, LCSW-C and EAGALA certified mental health provider. Equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP ) is a growing experiential modality which incorporates horses for emotional growth and learning. Each session is a collaborative effort facilitated by a mental health professional and equine specialist.
January 21, 2010
This letter is written in response to the article "Panel urges obesity tests for kids as young as 6" by Kelly Brewington (Jan. 18). Ms. Brewington has done a thorough review of this topic, and we applaud the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for calling attention to this alarming trend, a trend that has significant impact beyond just the weight of our community. Research is clear that poor nutrition and physical inactivity has broad reaching consequences. America's childhood obesity rates have tripled in the last 30 years, exposing 9 million kids to a variety of potential long-term health consequences.
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.
September 18, 1990
Smog can be hazardous to your health. They ought to put a label on it that says so....
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.
March 23, 2010
As someone who has loyally voted for the Democratic party for 51 years, I am grateful for what has taken place in the health care reform debate. Democrats should take time , however, to thank Republican National Committee Chairman Micheal Steele for the manner in which he criticized the shouters and the spitters who sought to disrupt the health care reform debate. Denny Olver
January 10, 2010
There are three main areas in public health that need continued vigilance, said Dr. Peter L. Beilenson, now Howard County's health officer after serving as Baltimore's health commissioner for 13 years. The first is substance abuse, which has led to much of the violence in Baltimore. Next is a lack of primary care, contributing to obesity, diabetes and heart disease in the city. Third is the city kids' preparedness for school, including immunizations. "[Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake]