September 10, 1990
Norbert J. Roberts, 74, a past president of the New York Academy of Medicine and retired vice president for medicine and environmental health at the Exxon Corp., died Sept. 1 in Bradenton, Fla. A specialist in preventive medicine, he was for many years vice chairman of the American Board of Preventive Medicine and chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Preventive Medicine. He served on the National Cancer Institute's Board of Scientific Counselors.William Silent Hughes, 84, governor of the New York Stock Exchange from 1966 to 1969 and a governor of the Pacific Stock Exchange from 1978 to 1984, died Sept.
January 23, 1991
Public policy views the health-care crisis as basically acute and transitory. Like other contemporary problems, such as pollution and global warming, the crisis in health care is believed to be a technical problem confined to the last decades of the 20th century. For this reason, the health-care debate is rarely intellectualized. Economics, not philosophy, is expected to provide the relevant and practical solutions.I believe, however, that the crisis in health care is in part a product of longstanding intellectual assumptions about health care.
August 27, 1996
Two Maryland health maintenance organizations were among 21 in the country to win a "four-star" rating, the highest, from U.S. News & World Report.The magazine's annual college rankings are its top-selling issue. This is the first time U.S. News has ranked HMOs; its Sept. 2 issue reached newsstands yesterday,The magazine based its scores for preventive medicine on data collected by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a Washington-based industry group that accredits HMOs.Columbia Medical Plan and Kaiser Permanente earned four-star ratings in Maryland.
July 31, 1991
WITH ABOUT 60 species of mosquitoes ready to deal your dog a death sentence with one bite, prevention is the only weapon you have.The killer heartworm is transmitted from dog to dog only by the mosquito. And, once your pet is infected with heartworm, it will eventually die unless a very painful and expensive treatment can effect a cure. Often it cannot.Your pet should be tested by your veterinarian to be sure it does not have heartworm, and then should be put on preventive medicine. Giving a dog preventive medicine without knowing it is free of heartworm can be fatal.
December 25, 1990
A memorial service for Dr. George Entwisle, a retired medical researcher and former professor at the University of Maryland medical school, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Towson Presbyterian Church.Dr. Entwisle died yesterday at Union Memorial Hospital from the complications of a stroke. He was 68.Born in Bolton, England, he emigrated to Boston with his parents as a boy. Dr. Entwisle attended the University of Massachusetts and received his medical degree from Boston University.
April 17, 1991
Here are two observations on diet and health by specialists in preventive medicine:*"For about 20 years, dietary fat has been suspected as a causal factor in two very common cancers: bowel and breast. The suspicion has been based in part on the observation that these cancers are most common in developed countries, where dietary fat intake is very high. Also in animal experiments, high-fat diets have favored the development of these cancers." At the same time there is evidence that the vitamin A group (carotenoids)