July 27, 2012
An average of twice a day, a patient at the University of Maryland Medical Center has a heart attack, dangerous allergic reaction or other emergency that requires supplies from a crash cart. The carts are the wheeled emergency stations that contain equipment including trays of life-saving drugs. And at Maryland, the trays are now also filled with radio-frequency identification tags that ensure all the medications are there and have not expired. "We rely on these [carts] day in and day out," said Dr. John W. Blenko, an anesthesiologist at Maryland's Shock Trauma Center and an associate professor in Maryland's School of Medicine.
May 30, 2012
Two Baltimore City high school students were awarded a $1,500 scholarship and paid summer internship at the Maryland Science Center as the recipients of the Maryland Science Center's Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarship, according to a release sent by the center. Diamonique Clark, who attends Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Rita Gunter, a student at Western High School, were each named recipients of the scholarship that for nearly 50 years has...
May 16, 2012
Berend Weijs was a favorite of Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon. It's not that the 6-foot-10 center was a top scorer. But he was affable, worked hard in practice and was a shot blocker. Weijs had an eventful two years. He played under two coaches - Gary Williams and Turgeon - and has witnessed the recent departures from the program of Terrell Stoglin, Ashton Pankey and Mychal Parker. Forward Hawk Palsson, who left before last season to play overseas, was also part of the class that entered with Weijs in 2010. Point guard Pe'Shon Howard, who is trying to come back from knee surgery, is the only class member remaining with the Terps.
May 11, 2012
Business Women's Network of Howard County - Holds monthly luncheon meetings to promote and support a network of professional women in their careers as executives, business owners and leaders. Third Wednesdays of the month, Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. $45 per guest. 410-780-1801. Girl's Night Out - Presented by the Pinnacle Empowerment Center, Girls Night Out is a series of workshops aimed at helping women achieve their goals in life and business.
May 4, 2012
The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center is hosting its annual Maryland Half Marathon this Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon in the Maple Lawn community of Howard County. This is the race made famous by Dozer the Dog, who ran much of the course along with about 1,200 other runners. Proceeds will be used by the cancer center for breast cancer and health disparities research. There will be activities for kids as well as the 13.1-mile race. But Dozer will likely be a big draw.
April 26, 2012
For the first time in the six years since Victoria Chakwin was diagnosed with a deadly lung disease, the gown she wears won't be hospital issue. The 18-year-old from Martinsburg, W.Va., will go to her senior prom Saturday night in a red-and-black number she found on the Internet. A rite of passage for most teens, the event is more momentous for Victoria - who's known as Tori - because people diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis generally live only three to five years. That she is headed to her prom demonstrates not only the possibilities of modern medicine but the will of the teen and her mother, according to Tori's doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center, who in late January replaced her scarred, dysfunctional lungs with a donor set. "We can do a lot with technology, if we're not afraid to use it," said Dr. Aldo T. Iacono, medical director of Maryland's lung transplant program, one of the few in the country that will transplant scarce organs into someone so sick.
April 22, 2012
In an interview with Capitol Hoops, Maryland center signee Shaquille Cleare talked about playing with his future Terps teammates at the Capital Classic on Saturday.
April 10, 2012
As part of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship speaker series, Andrew Kreinik, senior growth advisor for the Small Business Development Centers, will speak on "Think Global - SBDC Export Assistance Program" Friday, April 20 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at 9250 Bendix Road North, in Columbia. The focus is on the benefits of exporting for small businesses, support services available and which export activities are making it easier to export. Learn about the resources, financing and cost-free consulting available.
February 22, 2012
A new survey of integrative medicine centers shows that the most commonly treated ailments are chronic pain, gastrointestinal conditions, depression and anxiety, cancer and chronic stress. The survey was conducted at 29 centers, including the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine , by the Bravewell Collaborative , a nonprofit foundation that advocates for and researches integrative medicine. This kind of medicine purports to treat the whole patient - physically, emotionally, spiritually, etc. -- through use of alternative and complementary therapies such as acupuncture and massage.
February 1, 2012
Sharlene Fair had tried for years to lose weight, but nothing seemed to work until she found her answer after breathing into a tube at her local gym. It was an irritating 10 minutes of breathing, but one that Fair said ultimately helped her drop what she calls the equivalent of a "small child" in pounds. The tube was connected to a machine at LifeBridge Health & Fitness in Pikesville that used Fair's breath to measure her metabolic rate, or how fast she burns calories while resting.