June 22, 2007
The days when the YMCA of Central Maryland was where people would go for an inexpensive place to stay or to work out in a "dingy" gym or pool are long gone, but that image still persists in many people's minds. The 154-year-old nonprofit wants to change that perception and today will unveil a $1 million marketing campaign it said will portray a more modern and realistic image of the YMCA. The organization is changing its name to Y of Central Maryland.
November 4, 2005
Appointments Dr. Allan S. Noonan, who served as the chief health officer of Pennsylvania and of the District of Columbia, has been named dean of the new School of Public Health and Policy at Morgan State University. A specialist in epidemiology and maternal and child health, Noonan, 62, was active in international efforts to eradicate smallpox in West Africa "After 30 years of seeing people of color underrepresented at the decision-making level, I am thrilled to take on this challenge, so that Morgan graduates can continue to have an increasing impact on the health of people of color," Noonan said in a statement.
July 12, 2007
Hoping to shape up and willing to shell out big bucks for a personal trainer to crack the whip? Make sure you know what you're paying for. Spending a lot of money on a high-priced trainer doesn't necessarily mean you're getting the most experienced or best-educated person for the job. It may only mean you're getting the one who's bringing the gym the most business or who's got the most buzz, industry experts caution. With the numbers of personal trainers increasing - and claims of celebrity connections proliferating - cutting through that buzz can be difficult.
August 27, 2006
As a U.S. Army physician working in South Korea in the late 1960s, Dr. Gil Burnham took care of sick and injured GIs. But as an unofficial side project, he and the group of medics he supervised spent most weekends traveling the South Korean countryside, caring for villagers. "I discovered I could order any amount of medicine through the Army supply system, and nobody asked questions," Burnham says. "There was a huge amount of tuberculosis, so we started these TB clinics." He had found his calling.
July 22, 2014
It's a Wednesday evening at the Pop Physique studio in downtown Baltimore, and a dozen women -- most clad in leggings, T-shirts and socks -- are rotating their hips while trying to hold an exercise ball between their thighs. "Great job, guys!" says instructor Smithy Onattu, directing her students via a headset as a playlist with songs such as Lana Del Rey's "Florida Kilos" and "Tumblr Girls" by rapper G-Eazy pumps through the art-filled space. Over the course of an hour, the group will tackle a series of exercises: planks and push-ups, plies and other ballet moves.
February 20, 2013
A popular "Downton Abbey" character died in childbirth from eclampsia in a storyline that shocked audiences. But what exactly is eclampsia, and does it kill modern-day moms? Barbara Deller, a nurse-midwife and senior maternal and newborn health adviser at Jhpiego, an international health non-profit organization and affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University, fills us in on the illness. What is eclampsia and what kind of dangers does it pose to pregnant women? Eclampsia is a serious, potentially fatal complication of pregnancy in which the woman, usually after the 20th week of pregnancy, develops high blood pressure, protein in her urine (proteinuria)
June 7, 2006
On June 4, 2006, NANCY A., beloved daughter of the late Merle and William Stephens; beloved sister of Frances Razmus and her husband J. Andrew Razmus; aunt of Kathleen, David and Stephen Razmus. Also survived by many friends. Friends may call at the THOMAS J. SKARDA FUNERAL HOME, 2829 Hudson Street (Corner of Linwood Avenue) on Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services will be held Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, University Parkway and Charles Street on Saturday at 11 A.M. In lieu flowers contributions may be made to the Nancy Stephen's Student Fund, c/o The Dept.
November 10, 2011
Many thanks to Jay Hancock for his interesting article about the Justice Department accusing Kernan Hospital of fraud in presenting a diagnosis of kwashiorkor in the billing for a number of patients ("Feds charge fraud in Kernan diagnoses," Nov. 8). I find it hard to believe that any medical personnel would be so stupid as to bill for patients with a wildly unlikely diagnosis of kwashiorkor. It seems more likely that a billing clerk entered an erroneous ICD (international classification of disease)
March 4, 2012
More than a third of Baltimore neighborhoods don't have ready access to healthy foods, leaving one in five residents to rely on high-fat, high-calorie meals from corner stores and carryout restaurants, a new assessment shows. City, academic and nonprofit officials have worked for years to eliminate so-called "food deserts," but they say the latest data from Johns Hopkins University researchers shows the scope of the problem and where good food options are most urgently needed. "You can see on the ground that a lot of areas are lacking," said Holly Freishtat, who became Baltimore's first food policy director about two years ago. "The next step for the map is to use it for policy.
May 24, 1991
War-ravaged Kuwait has enough medical supplies for its hospitals, but it suffers from a "terrible shortage" of nurses and medical technicians, according to a visiting Maryland health official.State Health Secretary Nelson J. Sabatini yesterday described the conditions observed by a team of 38 Maryland physicians and health-care workers who traveled to Kuwait to provide medical assistance.Sabatini and Dr. James A. D'Orta, who chairs the Maryland International Health Task Force Inc., spoke by phone from Kuwait yesterday with reporters in Baltimore.