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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,Sun reporter | 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.
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HEALTH
By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
Around 3 billion people worldwide cook in their homes over fires fueled by everything from wood and eucalyptus leaves to dried cow dung and quinoa and every year, the World Health Organization estimates, 4 million people die because of the smoke. The problem is the smoke from many home cooking fires is not properly vented outside. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is working to develop a safer way to cook for more than half of the world's population. The project aims to decrease the amount of harmful smoke residents of rural communities can be exposed to using cookstoves in thatched huts with little ventilation.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By David Kohn and David Kohn,Sun Reporter | 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.
HEALTH
By Melissa Healy | August 28, 2014
The National Institutes of Health has announced the first clinical trial of a vaccine to protect healthy people from infection by the Ebola virus, which is responsible for an estimated 1,550 deaths throughout West Africa. NIH Director Francis Collins on Thursday called the human safety trials, which are to start next week in Bethesda, the latest in a series of the "extraordinary measures to accelerate the pace of vaccine clinical trials" for the public health emergency in Africa.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Donna M. Owens and For The Baltimore Sun | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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)
NEWS
September 28, 2013
Soroptimist International of Howard County will host a fall meeting of South Atlantic Region Soroptimists, Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Sheraton Hotel, in Columbia. Clubs from Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia will be in attendance, and members will receive updates on national programs, attend regional workshops and share program ideas. Featured speaker will be Rick Santos, President/CEO of IMA World Health, which sponsors many programs in developing countries. Santos will provide information on the impact of the Soroptimist partnership to improve the health of women and girls in their varied programs.
NEWS
By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,Evening Sun Staff | 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.
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