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By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,Special to The Sun | January 14, 1997
I don't want to drive my children crazy, but I do want them to practice good personal hygiene. Are there two or three simple rules I can teach them?Your question poses quite a challenge, because practices families refer to as "hygiene" are often more tied up with beliefs passed from one generation to the next and with community and cultural custom than they are with medical knowledge. Our list will include a few common-sense rules for which we think there is fairly good scientific support.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2014
Dr. Raymond Seltser, former associate dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health who was the author of seminal epidemiological articles on smoking, stroke and radiation, died Feb. 16 of pneumonia at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. He was 90. The son of a tailor and a homemaker, Raymond Seltser was born and raised in Boston. He graduated from Boston Latin School in 1941. "His parents expected him to go into medicine, but he never wanted to practice," said a son, Barry Jay Seltser of Silver Spring.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | September 19, 2000
In an effort to protect county and state workers inside a Towson office building, Baltimore County has hired an industrial hygiene firm to monitor ventilation-system renovations. The move represents the latest step to ease concerns of employees at the 13-story Investment Building, where workers have complained for years of breathing problems, headaches and other ailments they say are related to building conditions. After mold was discovered inside ventilation units last year, building owners A.M.G.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2013
Wear eye makeup to bed or don't wash your face well and you may wind up with pimple-like styes on your eyelids. The bumps don't typically lead to vision loss, but can cause scarring if not treated. Dr. Karen Dunlap, assistant professor of ophthalmology at The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, said that it is easy to prevent eye styes. What is a stye and what are the symptoms? A stye, also known as an external hordeolum, is a localized infection in one of the oil glands at the edge of the eyelid.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 11, 1996
TOKYO -- The most fastidious country in the world is becoming even more hygiene-obsessed.Consider the anti-bacterial calculator, on whose keypad microbes will not multiply. A tsunami-sized wave of consumer interest has created a multibillion-dollar market for such products, which include everything from sheets and towels to watchbands, staplers and ATM cards.The hyper-clean calculators -- impregnated with a germ-killing agent -- come from Casio, which intended to market them to restaurants and hospitals.
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February 11, 2003
On February 7, 2003, LINDADEVORE, peacefully in her home as the snow fell softly outside on February. She had a 4 1/2 month bout with pancreatic cancer that she fought with dignity and grace; an illness that also took her late husband, Dr. Duane DeVore 4 1 2 years earlier. Linda was Chairman of the Dental Hygiene Department of the University of Maryland, and speaker and consultant for many associations and pharmaceutical companies. She is survived by her mother Anne Strauber, her brother Dr. Jerome Meisel; daughter Marva Bailer; son Marc Rubinstein; step-daughter Kate DeVore; and three beautiful grandchildren.
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October 25, 2005
Baltimore BCCC Liberty campus Dental clinic offers free care Baltimore City Community Colleges dental clinic is offering free preventive care this week as part of National Dental Hygiene Month. Those ages 62 and older, regardless of income, can receive free oral exams, X-rays, cleaning, fluoride treatments and health education. Morning and afternoon appointments are available at the colleges Liberty Campus. Information or appointments: 410-462-7712.
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By Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society | December 19, 1993
50 Years Ago* Fort Meade's reception center will celebrate its third birthday Friday. It processed the first soldier brought into the army under the Selective Service Act. Figures on the number of men who have been handled are restricted. -- The Sun, Jan. 25, 1944.* In a report on overcrowding, George H. Preston of the state Board of Mental Hygiene states that the Crownsville State Hospital for mentally defective Negro men and women in Anne Arundel County has 190 beds constantly full. It serves the entire state.
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March 23, 2008
The Maryland Department of Agriculture is encouraging fruit and vegetable producers, and handlers to participate in the USDA's Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices voluntary certification programs. To become GAP or GHP certified, the business must complete a successful audit of its operation. The audit provides national recognition for producers and handlers to the many buyers now requiring audits for compliance to GAP and GHP guidelines. Categories include personnel hygiene and practices, farm review, field harvesting and field packing activities, packing house facility, storage and transportation.
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June 8, 1997
You are what you eat: Lynne Tully, founder of a businessprotocol and etiquette firm in York, Pa., warns college graduates to watch what they eat if they must lunch with a prospective employer. Tully says to forget sandwiches and spaghetti, don't use more than two packets of sugar, and never, ever, ask for a second roll. "The way you handle yourself at a meal says a lot about you and how you handle details," she says.Ticked-off bosses: C. Britt Beemer, author of the book Predatory Marketing, surveyed employers to find their top peeves about employees.
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May 26, 2013
Joy Charlene Naden, a longtime educator and executive on several Democratic political campaigns and chair of the Board of Review for the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, died Saturdayat her Cross Keys home of acute myologic leukemia. She was 79. Born Joy Rosenberg and raised in Liberty Heights, Ms. Naden attended Forest Park High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maryland in 1955, then received a master's degree in education from the Johns Hopkins University.
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By Jonah Goldberg | May 6, 2013
Is the American body politic suffering from an autoimmune disease? The "hygiene hypothesis" is the scientific theory that the rise in asthma and other autoimmune maladies stems from the fact that babies are born into environments that are too clean. Our immune systems need to be properly educated by being exposed early to germs, dirt, whatever. When you consider that for most of human evolutionary history, we were born under shady trees or, if we were lucky, in caves or huts, you can understand how unnatural Lysol-soaked hospitals and microbially baby-proofed homes are. The point is that growing up in a sanitary environment might cause our immune systems to freak out about things that under normal circumstances we'd just shrug off. Hence, goes the theory, the explosion in asthma rates in the industrialized world, the rise in peanut and wheat allergies and, quite possibly, the spike in autism rates.
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By Kim Fernandez and For The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2013
I learned the hard way that I should care for/brush teeth when my rescued cat needed to be sedated and have her teeth cleaned (which was very expensive) because the tartar was so bad. She is not a good patient. What should I do for her teeth and how often? Dental disease is very common, with the majority of cats being affected by the age of 3. It causes significant discomfort, difficulty eating and ultimately results in the loss of teeth. Brushing is considered the best method of home dental care and ideally is performed daily.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2012
Flora M. Rees, former administrative assistant to the dean of what was then the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, died Sept. 25 of heart failure at Atrium Village in Owings Mills. She was 89. The daughter of a barber who owned Miller's Beauty Parlor and a homemaker, Flora Miller was born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park. A graduate of Forest Park High School, Mrs. Rees worked for the U.S. Post Office during World War II. In 1944, she married Harold B. Rees, an executive for Commercial Credit Corp., which later became Control Data Corp.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2012
Charles "Chuck" Busnuk, a retired Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene grants writer, died of cancer Aug. 31 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 64 and lived in Canton. Born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, he was a 1966 graduate of Archbishop Curley High School, where he played the cymbals in the school band. He earned a bachelor's degree in geography from Morgan State University. In 1970, he became a juvenile counselor for the Juvenile Services Administration.
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By Andrea K. Walker | June 18, 2012
Soap, toothpaste and mouthwash may fight germs, but it also could make your child prone to allergies, new research has found. Common antibacterial chemicals in these products may affect development of the immune system making children more likely to develop food and environmental allergies, the research from Johns Hopkins Children's Center found. Researchers analyzed data from a national health survey of 860 children ages 6 to 18. They compared urinary leves of antibacterials  in each child to preservatives found in personal hygiene products.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2012
Flora M. Rees, former administrative assistant to the dean of what was then the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, died Sept. 25 of heart failure at Atrium Village in Owings Mills. She was 89. The daughter of a barber who owned Miller's Beauty Parlor and a homemaker, Flora Miller was born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park. A graduate of Forest Park High School, Mrs. Rees worked for the U.S. Post Office during World War II. In 1944, she married Harold B. Rees, an executive for Commercial Credit Corp., which later became Control Data Corp.
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September 4, 2005
Carroll County residents are providing help for victims of Hurricane Katrina: A truckload of disaster relief supplies from the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor arrived in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday. The center has also alerted its rescue workers and emergency childcare volunteers, who are trained to assist displaced children. "First, we work on rescue and then, on relief," said Kathleen Campanella, spokeswoman for the center, which frequently responds to disaster. "We are already gathering items for the next shipment."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 4, 2011
Charles Carter Putnam, former director of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, died Feb. 21 of heart failure at the Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. He was 91. The son of a railroader and a saleswoman, Mr. Putnam was born in Baltimore and raised in Woodlawn. He was a 1937 graduate of Catonsville High School. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1943 and served as a radar mechanic with the 316th Troop Carrier. He was discharged in 1946 with the rank of corporal.
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