January 31, 1995
A warm front mops the sky,Wads of clouds moving brisklyAbove the rooftops andchimneypots.Lunch hour, we must be out ofdoors,Heading for the little parkWith its stripped trees andhedges.Up and down the street, thebuildingsAre simply taken with sun --Brick and stone coloring, everyfeature unfolding(Ledge, lintel, pillar, cornice) inafternoon light.We're warmer out than in.We perspire in our coats.Halfway down the block,hatless and unzipped,We get lost in an updraft oftime --What season is this, so balmyout of turn?
April 5, 2011
After a five-day hospital stay for pneumonia, former Gov. William Donald Schaefer returned Tuesday to his home at the Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville. "The governor is back at Charleston. He's doing very well," Lainy LeBow-Sachs, his long time aide, said Tuesday evening. "The pneumonia is gone. " Schaefer was released from St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore about 3 p.m., she said. The 89-year-old was admitted last week after he had some trouble breathing.
April 15, 2011
Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie recently spent two nights in the hospital as he fought off a bout of pneumonia, which sidelined him for a start. Given the choice between pneumonia and Bieber Fever, a rare neurological disease spread by Canadian pop stars, Guthrie says he would take Bieber Fever any day. That's right, Guthrie is a big fan of Justin Bieber. He has Tweeted about him at least three times since joining Twitter in late March, admitting in this Tweet that he has had Bieber Fever "since November 2009, one of the earliest reported cases!"
May 10, 2012
Around the globe, the leading cause of death for children under age 5 is pneumonia, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health . About 18 percent of the deaths are from the infection. That's 1.4 million kids out of 7.6 million who died around the world in 2010. “The numbers are staggering,” said Dr. Robert Black, senior author of the study, published in the May issue of the Lancet . Black, chair in the Department of International Health, said other leading causes of death were pre-term birth complications and diarrhea.
October 23, 1990
Q: I was shocked and frightened by the sudden death of Jim Henson, the Muppets creator, from pneumonia. With all the progress that has been made in the treatment of infections, how could this happen to a healthy young man?Henson's pneumonia was produced by an exceptionally virulent strain of group A streptococcus, a bacteria best known for causing strep throat. This particular aggressive strain of streptococcus has now been recognized as the cause of a new type of severe illness called toxic shock-like syndrome (TSLS)
April 2, 2011
Former Gov. William Donald Schaefer remained hospitalized Saturday with "a little bit" of pneumonia but is responding to antibiotics, his friend and former aide Lainy LeBow-Sachs said. The 89-year-old Schaefer had some trouble breathing about 9 p.m. Thursday and was taken from the Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville to St. Agnes Hospital, LeBow-Sachs said. Describing the health of the former governor, comptroller and Baltimore mayor, LeBow-Sachs said it's "on and off. " "He's certainly not the governor you know.