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November 25, 1995
AS THE SPONSOR OF the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in the House of Representatives, I want to point out several inaccuracies in your Nov. 5 editorial, ''Losing by Winning."
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2011
Zoe, a 16-year-old giraffe at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore , died Thursday after receiving anesthesia during a medical procedure. The reticulated giraffe was a favorite of visitors who occasionally were allowed to feed her "We are stunned by the sudden loss," Zoo president Don Hutchinson said in a news release. "Zoe was truly part of our zoo family. " Zoe was anesthetized while getting her hooves trimmed — a procedure that is medically necessary to prevent overgrown toenails from becoming painful, and interfering with a giraffe's ability to walk.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2011
Zoe, a 16-year-old giraffe at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore , died Thursday after receiving anesthesia during a medical procedure. The reticulated giraffe was a favorite of visitors who occasionally were allowed to feed her "We are stunned by the sudden loss," Zoo president Don Hutchinson said in a news release. "Zoe was truly part of our zoo family. " Zoe was anesthetized while getting her hooves trimmed — a procedure that is medically necessary to prevent overgrown toenails from becoming painful, and interfering with a giraffe's ability to walk.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2011
Jeremy Guthrie says he's mentally preparing to pitch Sunday against the Texas Rangers and will do his best to convince manager Buck Showalter and the Orioles medical staff that he's ready, but ultimately he'll leave the decision up to them. Guthrie was released from the hospital Wednesday after spending several days in bed getting treatment for pneumonia. "Even when I was sick and getting IVed up, I was thinking about Texas," Guthrie said Thursday before the Orioles' game with the Detroit Tigers.
NEWS
August 7, 2002
Joshua Ryan Evans, 20, the 3-foot-2 actor who played Timmy the living doll on the NBC soap Passions, died in San Diego during a medical procedure Monday -- the same day that his character died on the show, the network said yesterday. Mr. Evans was born with a rare disease that stunted his growth, NBC publicist Lauren Townsend said. The cause of death and the nature of the medical procedure were not immediately disclosed. On Monday's episode of Passions, taped last month, Mr. Evans' character died.
NEWS
February 20, 1991
Current law states:"A person may not be required to perform or participate in, orefer to any source for, any medical procedure that results in artificial insemination, sterilization, or termination of pregnancy."Law enacted by General Assembly and signed by Gov. William Donald Schaefer states:"A person may not be required to perform or participate in any medical procedure that results in artificial insemination, sterilization, or termination of pregnancy."*The new law, said Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, D-Baltimore, abortion-rights advocate, "strikes the proper balance between the religious beliefs between every health practitioner of this state and the medical obligations of that health practitioner."
NEWS
September 27, 2010
Jay Hancock's statement that "Stents do little if any good, even when arteries are blocked…" is over-simplistic and leaves patients with the wrong impression ("Officials slow to probe how many stents are unneeded," Sept. 26). Cardiac stent procedures are an important treatment option for many patients to consider. For example, cardiac stents are a life-saving and necessary medical procedure for individuals with acute myocardial infarction. For other patients with severe artery disease cardiac stenting is a treatment option that can enhance the patient's quality of life.
NEWS
By Jeff Jacoby | February 20, 1995
SINCE WHEN can't you oppose a nominee for high government office unless he broke the law? For nearly two weeks Dr. Henry Foster Jr.'s supporters have been insisting that because his long record of performing and facilitating abortions was not illegal, it should have no bearing on his nomination to be surgeon general. Listen:* "The idea that performing a legal medical procedure could even possibly disqualify Dr. Foster is an outrage." -- Rep. Nita Lowey of New York, a Democrat and chairman of the Congressional Women's Caucus.
NEWS
By Walter Reich | May 11, 1994
I WAS stunned by the words of a juror who, with his other colleagues, had just voted to acquit Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the Michigan physician tried for helping a terminally ill man gas himself to death with carbon monoxide."
NEWS
November 5, 1995
AFTER A DISTASTEFUL debate full of extremist rhetoric, the House of Representatives has voted to criminalize certain late-term abortions. The Republican right led the assault on a medical procedure (intact dilation and evacuation) that is rarely used. Only two American physicians are known to routinely perform it. All late-term abortions account for fewer than 1 percent of the total.Those who insisted that it is important to outlaw them were exaggerating. In that sense those who opposed the House bill were also overly concerned -- except for this: It is just one more step toward encumbering abortion providers by federal fiat.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2010
While Dr. Mark Midei was allegedly implanting unnecessary cardiac stents in hundreds of patients at a Towson hospital, stent manufacturer Abbott Laboratories was paying for crab and barbecue feasts at his Monkton home and building a business strategy around the Maryland cardiologist's high output, according to a federal report being released today. Abbott, a $30 billion-a-year, Chicago-based pharmaceutical firm, ranked Midei among its top-volume doctors in the Northeast and made plying him with research money and "VIP trips" part of its business plan in late 2008 - about the time Midei's usage of Abbott-brand stents soared, the report said.
NEWS
September 27, 2010
Jay Hancock's statement that "Stents do little if any good, even when arteries are blocked…" is over-simplistic and leaves patients with the wrong impression ("Officials slow to probe how many stents are unneeded," Sept. 26). Cardiac stent procedures are an important treatment option for many patients to consider. For example, cardiac stents are a life-saving and necessary medical procedure for individuals with acute myocardial infarction. For other patients with severe artery disease cardiac stenting is a treatment option that can enhance the patient's quality of life.
NEWS
By ROBERT LITTLE and ROBERT LITTLE,robert.little@baltsun.com | March 29, 2009
BAGHDAD -The U.S. Army has quietly altered or abandoned some of its more experimental medical treatments for troops injured in combat, as advances it once hailed as groundbreaking are found largely ineffective or perhaps even dangerous. Advanced battle dressings, a blood-clotting drug, alternative procedures for emergency blood transfusions - each was introduced early in the Iraq war, often with little evidence to support them beyond anecdotes or tests on animals. A few were adopted widely by civilian hospitals, based almost exclusively on accolades from the military.
BUSINESS
By William Patalon III and William Patalon III,SUN STAFF | September 11, 2005
His head almost completely hidden by a virtual-reality helmet, 12-year-old Eli Modlin plunged his hand into a vat of painfully cold ice water as his mind slipped into another aquatic world. Now a diver navigating the ocean floor, Eli watched sharks and giant sea turtles slowly circle above the swaying sea grass and colorful coral reefs just ahead. The only sounds he could hear were of his own breathing. The allure of buried treasure dominated his thoughts. Only later did Eli realize what he hadn't felt for a long stretch - the pain from the icy cold water.
NEWS
By Laura King and Laura King,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 4, 2005
JERUSALEM - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who returned to the West Bank after undergoing a coronary procedure in Jordan, expressed willingness yesterday to appoint a deputy and potential successor. Abbas' comments reflected a degree of concern, his own and others', about the 70-year-old leader's health, but his attitude was striking mainly for its contrast to the behavior of his predecessor, Yasser Arafat. Arafat, who died in November, jealously guarded his power and fiercely resisted all urging to designate a successor.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 2, 2003
WASHINGTON - Galvanized by the Republican takeover of the Senate, opponents of abortion are preparing a major push for new abortion restrictions in the next Congress, beginning with a ban on the type of medical procedure they call "partial-birth abortion." Abortion opponents say they will also push for several other measures already passed by the Republican-controlled House, including a bill making it a crime to evade parental notification laws by taking a minor across state lines for an abortion, and legislation making it a separate crime to harm a fetus during an attack on a pregnant woman.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2011
Jeremy Guthrie says he's mentally preparing to pitch Sunday against the Texas Rangers and will do his best to convince manager Buck Showalter and the Orioles medical staff that he's ready, but ultimately he'll leave the decision up to them. Guthrie was released from the hospital Wednesday after spending several days in bed getting treatment for pneumonia. "Even when I was sick and getting IVed up, I was thinking about Texas," Guthrie said Thursday before the Orioles' game with the Detroit Tigers.
NEWS
By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Staff Writer | October 15, 1992
Getting headaches? Feeling tired, moody, anxious or slightl depressed? Although these symptoms can stem from a variety of ills, new research shows they can be telltale signs of a caffeine addict going cold turkey.In an almost subconscious ritual, most caffeine addicts avoid these symptoms by downing more coffee, tea, cola or chocolate any time they feel the slightest bit jittery or fatigued. Fueling the addiction can cause nervousness and insomnia, but probably nothing worse.But some people are forced to swear off caffeine because of underlying health problems or a scheduled medical procedure -- and the consequences can be ugly.
NEWS
August 7, 2002
Joshua Ryan Evans, 20, the 3-foot-2 actor who played Timmy the living doll on the NBC soap Passions, died in San Diego during a medical procedure Monday -- the same day that his character died on the show, the network said yesterday. Mr. Evans was born with a rare disease that stunted his growth, NBC publicist Lauren Townsend said. The cause of death and the nature of the medical procedure were not immediately disclosed. On Monday's episode of Passions, taped last month, Mr. Evans' character died.
FEATURES
By Jennifer Steinhauer and Jennifer Steinhauer,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE Sun staff writer Carl Schoettler contributed to this article | December 30, 1997
Celebrities have long endorsed sodas, breakfast cereal and clothes, so is it surprising that they are weighing in on angioplasty?Increasingly, celebrities are lending their names to hospitals and medical programs, often as an expression of gratitude for helping them through a personal medical crisis.Present and past Orioles Eric Davis and Boog Powell have urged self-testing for colon cancer in a promotional campaign sponsored by the University of Maryland Medical Center, WJZ-TV Channel 13 and Giant Pharmacies.
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