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September 27, 1990
Charles T. Metzdorf, an Eastern Shore waterman and decoy carver, died Monday of kidney failure at his home in Queenstown, the same house on Queenstown Creek in which he was born. A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Metzdorf, who was 87, was offered yesterday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Queenstown.Known as Toodles for many years, he first carved working decoys and later did decorative waterfowl carvings.His survivors include three nephews. The family suggested memorial contributions to the Adult Day Care Center in Grasonville.
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By Joe Graedon & Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon & Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | April 28, 2002
Q. I am a pediatrician concerned about parents' use of two over-the-counter medications. I often feel like a one-woman army trying to combat simultaneous use of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Motrin, etc.) for children with fever. Parents sometimes alternate doses as often as every two hours. Some parents are giving these medications together to bring down a fever. Clearly, fever is a physiologic function that helps the body fight infections. I try to educate parents about this, but there seems to be an almost irrational fear of fever in our culture.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,SUN STAFF | December 22, 2000
Last Christmas will no doubt remain seared in Sheila Williams' memory. Days earlier, her 5-month-old daughter was rushed to University of Maryland Medical Center with seizures and soaring blood pressure. The girl's kidneys had shut down, and she clung precariously to life. "I was scared - terrified," Williams said yesterday. "She was just a little baby, and she was going through all this. I didn't think babies even got kidney failure." This year, the holidays should have a much rosier cast.
NEWS
March 1, 2010
STEFFI SIDNEY-SPLAVER, 74 'Rebel Without a Cause' actress Steffi Sidney-Splaver, who as a young actress appeared in "Rebel Without a Cause," then gave up acting to become a Hollywood writer, publicist and producer, has died. She was 74. Sidney-Splaver died Monday of kidney failure at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, said her husband, Rick Splaver. Her first movie role was in "The Eddie Cantor Story," in 1953. Two years later the dark-haired actress landed the role of Mil in "Rebel Without a Cause."
NEWS
April 1, 1998
Willard Barr, 90, former mayor of Fort Worth, Texas, died Sunday of a stroke in Fort Worth. Mr. Barr, father of Mayor Kenneth Barr, was elected to the City Council in 1963 and served a single term as mayor from 1965 to 1967.Harley Flack, 55, president of Wright State University since 1994, died of cancer Sunday in Dayton, Ohio.Mary Cunningham Hoard, 95, former board chairman of W. D. Hoard and Sons Co., a publishing firm, from 1972 to 1992, died Saturday in Whitewater, Wis.Athelstan F. Spilhaus, 86, the first U.S. ambassador to the United Nations' scientific organization, a geophysicist and inventor of a device for measuring deep ocean temperatures, died Monday in Washington.
NEWS
December 29, 1999
Anthony Imperiale, 68, a political firebrand who served as state senator, state assemblyman and Newark, N. J., city councilman, died Sunday of complications related to kidney failure. Mr. Imperiale moved into the national spotlight as a spokesman for law and order in the late 1960s, appearing on "60 Minutes" and inspiring a movie, "Fighting Back." During the Newark riots of July 1967, he organized citizen patrols to keep black protesters out of Italian neighborhoods, and was criticized as a divisive figure and a reactionary who glorified vigilantism.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Linell Smith | June 15, 2003
Although they constitute only 13 percent of the U.S. population, African-Ameri-cans account for 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, according to the 2002 report by the U.S. Renal Data System. Diabetes is the main clinical cause of renal failure, followed by hypertension. A family history of kidney disease also puts people at risk, says Andrew Levey, professor of medicine at Tufts School of Medicine and chief of nephrology at the New England Medical Center of Boston. "Whenever there are racial differences [in a disease]
NEWS
July 23, 2013
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a 10 percent cut to the Medicare payment for dialysis - a proposed reduction that is ill-advised, to say the least ("Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard," July 15). Dangerous would be a far better term. Dialysis providers faced with this eventuality will of necessity have to cut back. Each cutback will result in a reduction of quality care. I am living with kidney failure. Dialysis has been my life-saving therapy for more than 13 years.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
Eugene Nickens, a retired longshoreman and an outdoorsman, died Friday of kidney failure at the Joseph Richey House hospice in Baltimore. He was 87. The son of Eugene Nickens, who worked in a dry-cleaning establishment, and Annie Nickens, a housekeeper, Eugene Nickens was born in Baltimore. When he was 11, he moved with his family to the historic African-American community of Pumphrey in Anne Arundel County, where they settled on a chicken farm. Mr. Nickens attended Wiley H. Bates High School in Annapolis until the 11th grade, when he left after the death of his father to help operate the family farm.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | July 4, 2011
Florence B. "Sissy" Cornish, a retired cafeteria cook and homemaker, died June 26, her 77th birthday, of kidney failure at Bradford Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. The former longtime Pigtown and Edmondson Village resident had lived in recent years in Upper Marlboro. Florence "Sissy" Boone was born and raised on Ostend Street in Pigtown. She attended city public schools. Until retiring in 1980, Mrs. Cornish was a cafeteria cook at the old Woolworth's on West Lexington Street in downtown Baltimore, where she had worked for many years.
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