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By Dana Silver | August 20, 2013
For the past 21 years, the first week in August has been known as World Breastfeeding Week. Maryland, recognizing the importance of breast-feeding for both personal and public health, has annually expanded this to declare August Maryland Breastfeeding Month. Breast-feeding rates have increased significantly across the country over the last four decades, following many years of promotion of formula by both health professionals and formula companies. In 1976, only 36 percent of moms initiated breast-feeding, and only 14 percent were still breast-feeding at 6 months.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
Ann Miller, who was a nurse with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II and later founded the Maryland Food Bank, died Wednesday of respiratory failure at Vantage House in Columbia. She was 97. "Many people may not know that the Maryland Food Bank was the first food bank on the East Coast and one of the first nationwide - all thanks to Ann Miller's visionary leadership and hard work," said Deborah Flateman, president and CEO of the Maryland Food Bank. "She served on the very first board of America's Second Harvest, which has since become Feeding America, the largest anti-hunger charity in the nation," said Ms. Flateman.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2013
Evelyn M. "Evvie" Spohn, whose career as a registered nurse caring for patients and their families spanned more than 70 years, died Wednesday of heart failure at Lorien Columbia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 93. "Evvie was really my first experience in nursing homes, and I soon found out she was the consummate nurse," said Louis E. Grimmel Sr., CEO of Lorien Columbia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, who hired Ms. Spohn in 1977. "She was caring and always had a positive attitude.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2013
Catherine Diehl, a registered nurse and gourmet cook, died June 17 from complications of brain bleeding at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 84. The former Catherine Drobot was born and raised in Northampton, Pa., where she graduated from high school in 1945. She earned her nursing degree in 1949 from the Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia. In the early 1950s, she worked as a public health nurse in Northampton County, Pa. She was married in 1951 to her high school sweetheart, Wainwright E.H. Diehl, an attorney.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | June 7, 2013
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is investing another $1 million in a program it launched six years ago to help train the next generation of nurse educators. The program gives nurses a stipend of up to $80,000 to pursue a master's or doctorate degree. In exchange, the nurses must agree to teach nursing classes for at least three years. The program is aimed at increasing the area's nursing ranks. One dilemma in addressing the problem has been the limited number of qualified faculty at nursing schools.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | June 6, 2013
During her first attempt at rappelling down the 28-story face of the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel last summer, Mays Chapel resident Barbara Case understandably focused on making it down safely. Now, with last year's experience as reassurance that her rappel will again end safely, Case plans to take in the scenic Inner Harbor view and enjoy the atmosphere as she descends onto the hotel pool deck this weekend. “Going down, it was a beautiful day, and the windows are reflective,” Case said about last year's rappel.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
Jacqueline Ann Spare, a registered nurse who worked for many years at Bon Secours Hospital, died of bone cancer May 28 at the Joseph Richey Hospice. The Columbia resident was 65. Born Jacqueline Ann Sullivan in Abington, Pa., she was the daughter of Eugene F. Sullivan and Marilyn Smythe Hartranft, who was a nurse. She was raised in Flourtown and was a 1966 graduate of Springfield High School, where she played lacrosse and field hockey. She earned an English degree at the University of Delaware.
FEATURES
By Jennifer Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun Media Group | May 15, 2013
Danielle's "gift" to me on Mother's Day weekend was calling it quits on nursing. Mornings were the final frontier and she politely declined me both mornings. (Sniff, sniff.) So, I guess I get my body back, and at least it happened gradually and naturally. Plus, there was no biting involved in our final nursing sessions, so it didn't end on a sour note. For fellow mommies still in the nursing and pumping lifestyle, here's a great new resource: Moms Pump Here . After my recent post about retiring my breast pump after 12 months, I got a message from Kim Harrison.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2013
Helen Bruce Thomas, a retired nurse and homemaker, died April 23 at the Rogerson House assisted-living facility in Boston of unknown causes. The longtime resident of Phoenix, Baltimore County, was 89. Born Helen Whitridge Bruce in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Albert Cabell Bruce, a businessman, and Helen Whitridge Bruce, a homemaker. She was raised in Guilford on Charlcote Road. She attended the Calvert and Bryn Mawr schools before graduating from the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Va., where she rode horses.
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By Jane Lipscomb | April 25, 2013
Workplace violence is a serious occupational hazard in hospitals and other health care facilities, a fact that has escaped an unsuspecting public. Nationally, nursing assistants employed by nursing homes have the highest incidence of workplace assault among all workers, according to federal data. For women who work in nursing homes, social services and hospitals, the likelihood of being harmed on the job is like that of women working the late-night shift in convenience stores. To draw attention to these and other hidden risks, the Alliance Against Workplace Violence has designated April as Workplace Violence Awareness Month.
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