By New York Times News Service | April 21, 1994
NEW YORK -- In the second full day after suffering a paralyzing stroke, former President Richard M. Nixon remained in critical condition last night, with swelling in his brain continuing to threaten his life, officials of New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center said.The swelling, a potentially fatal complication of a stroke, results when damaged arteries begin to break down and fluid leaks into the brain. This leakage further damages cells already harmed by lack of oxygen when the stroke occurred.
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
Our muscles and organs are divided into compartments held together by connective tissue. Damage to the compartments can cause a condition called compartment syndrome, which can cause painful swelling. Dr. Daryl Osbahr, an orthopedic surgeon at Union Memorial Hospital, said if the condition isn't treated soon enough, it can cause long-term damage. What is compartment syndrome and what causes it? Compartment syndrome occurs when an insufficient amount of blood is distributed to other structures within that compartment or enclosed space resulting in a lack of oxygen and nutrients within that area of the body, including the arm, leg, or any other enclosed space.
By Tom Keegan and Tom Keegan,Sun Staff Writer | July 18, 1994
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Fleet Orioles outfielder Jeffrey Hammonds' pursuit of the American League Rookie of the Year award has run into another speed bump. Actually it's the same speed bump, otherwise known as a knee.He is experiencing swelling in his right knee again.His knee began swelling in the middle of Saturday's 4-3 loss to the California Angels, but he stayed in the game. He did not play in yesterday's 10-5 victory over the Angels."I'm hoping this one day off will help immensely," Hammonds said.
By Scott Dance and Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2012
Revelers in the Preakness Infield were jovial Saturday morning, staking out prime spots -- near the track for some, and near concert stages for others. Lines for betting moved quickly, while the wait for those paying $20 extra for a refillable beer mug quickly swelled to a 30-minute wait. "I'm in it for the experience," said Megan Yardchik, a Federal Hill resident attending her third-straight Preakness in a wide-brimmed, gold and white straw hat. Yardchik and friends Leah Rogan and Matthew Egan staked out a spot near the Jagermeister tent in the middle of the infield, indifferent to the horses circling them but for the chance to win money off of them.
By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | April 3, 1997
Not only will right-hander Mike Mussina miss just one start because of a bone spur in his right elbow, but he also apparently will be moving up a day in the rotation. The Orioles said yesterday that Mussina will pitch Sunday in Texas, with left-hander Jimmy Key being pushed back to Monday.The changes were caused by Mussina's improved condition and Tuesday's postponement. Key would have been working on three days' rest.There was concern in the organization that Mussina might not be ready by the weekend, but manager Davey Johnson said, "Mike had a great comeback.
By Thomas H. Maugh II and Thomas H. Maugh II,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 22, 2003
Only one day after undergoing an apparently successful heart-lung transplant to rectify an earlier botched effort, 17-year-old Jesica Santillan was clinging to life yesterday after physicians detected swelling and bleeding in her brain. Doctors said she might have suffered irreversible brain damage. The second transplant Thursday was required because physicians at the Duke University Medical Center made a severe error in her first one, implanting organs that were of a different blood type than her own. "Yesterday, after the transplant, we were all very hopeful," Dr. Karen Frush told reporters gathered outside the hospital yesterday.
By Spry Larrimore | November 5, 1992
HunkeredSullen, the rejectsSummer's eager swelling,Fall's bright, ripe globesFading, deflating in the wanangled sunNot even foodFor birds gone southOr corn-feasted deer and coonWormfood, plowmash, tractor-squashUnpicked, untricked, untreatedNever to be pieUnjack o'lanternedNothing lonesomer thanNovember's pumpkins
April 5, 1996
Angels: Reliever Lee Smith was placed on the 15-day disabled list with swelling of the right knee. Fluid was drained from Smith's knee during an exam yesterday. Smith, 38, underwent surgery Nov. 12 to repair a ruptured tendon suffered when he slipped during a hunting trip.Pub Date: 4/05/96
By Universal Press Syndicate | April 2, 1991
TREAT A SPRAINED ANKLE right and you can be on your feet in a few days and back in action in a few weeks. A severe or mistreated sprain, however, may not heal for six months or more. The first goal is to limit internal bleeding and cut down on the swelling. There are four classic steps to a quick and successful recovery, dubbed RICE:* REST. Get off your feet immediately. A sprain's intense pain eases after a few minutes, tempting you to keep walking or playing. Hours later you may find yourself with a swollen, discolored ankle too sore to stand on. Stay off the ankle until the swelling stabilizes (crutches may be necessary for a day or two)
By SUN STAFF | March 11, 2001
Think 'PRICE." That's the easy way to remember how to give first aid for strains and sprains that are inevitable in any sport: P: Protect the athlete and injury from further trauma. R: Rest the area to avoid more damage and foster healing. I: Ice the area to reduce swelling and pain. C: Compress the area by securing an ice bag with an elastic wrap - but not tight enough to alter blood circulation. E: Elevate the injury above the heart level to keep blood from pooling in the area. If swelling, discoloration and pain do not lessen, get your athlete checked out by a doctor.
By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2012
Baltimore County parents and legislators will ask incoming schools Superintendent Dallas Dance to consider putting more teachers in high schools, where class sizes have swelled since positions were eliminated a year ago. Maryland Sen. James Brochin, a Baltimore County Democrat, said he wants Dance to examine restoring positions at high schools, where hundreds of classes have been dropped, soon after Dance takes over July 1. He said he warned county...
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 20, 2012
Maryland employers added 1,500 jobs in March - thanks entirely to growth in the private sector - but the state's unemployment rate inched up as the pool of would-be workers expanded more rapidly. The jobless rate was 6.6 percent in March, up from 6.5 percent in February, the U.S. Department of Labor estimated Friday. That's because the labor force, the number of adults working or looking for work, grew by 4,200 people in March, according to the agency. An improving economic situation typically brings out more job seekers, as people who had been discouraged by earlier difficulties get back in the hunt.
January 10, 2012
UPDATED - The Baltimore Ravens may have decided not to hold training camp in Westminster, but the team was in town this week to leave its mark on the Carroll County nevertheless. On Tuesday, Jan. 10, members of the Ravens' grounds crew visited the Best Western Hotel near McDaniel College to paint the team's logo on a hillside along Route 140. The crew was joined by Ravens front office staff, team mascot “Poe” and fans who came by to see the large logo take shape. The event to paint the town purple - literally - was in anticipation of the AFC divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans today, Sunday, Jan. 15, at M&T Bank Stadium.
Marta H. Mossburg | December 6, 2011
According to Occupy Wall Street protesters and Democrats, the Grinch stealing Christmas this season is the collective corpus of bankers, hedge fund managers and other financial-sector bigwigs who don't pay their fair share in taxes. It's easy to see why. They make perfect scapegoats for unemployed college graduates with lots of debt, big-government liberals and others who want to believe a black-and-white narrative of the country's financial collapse and blame someone. But protesters and others should hold a mirror up to themselves and check the facts on the "1 percent.
By Phil Rogers, Tribune Newspapers | March 13, 2011
Nolan Ryan stood on the dirt behind the on-deck circle after a Thursday exhibition game at Surprise Stadium, politely signing autographs. The line of fans interested in having him sign a T-shirt, photo, bat or program ran all the way to the top of the stands, and then snaked around toward home plate. Ryan, clad in khakis, red polo shirt and cap, seemed in no hurry to walk down the right-field line and into his office at the Rangers' spring training complex. It was exactly the kind of Rockwellian scene Commissioner Bud Selig must have envisioned when he enthusiastically welcomed Ryan into the fraternity of Major League Baseball owners last August, after he and partner Chuck Greenberg won a bankruptcy auction in which their competition was Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2010
A Southeast Baltimore boy developed a severe leg infection from an untreated allergic reaction to a bite. A Hampden man threw out his possessions and fled his apartment with only a bag of clothes and a handful of papers. A Mount Vernon woman who struggled for months to rid her home of the pests finally sought therapy to deal with the trauma. Bedbugs were once a distantly remembered nuisance, the stuff of children's rhymes and Depression-era tales of woe. But increasingly, the tiny pests have become nightmarish bedfellows for homeowners, apartment dwellers and travelers in the Baltimore area and across the country.
June 24, 1996
Days until opening ceremonies: 25.Starting gate: The first 26 horses from European nations competing in the Olympics arrived at an Atlanta airport and will be quarantined for at least three days. It could not be determined immediately whether any of the horses were infected with piroplasmosis, a parasitic blood disorder spread by ticks that causes fever, swelling and possibly death.Pub Date: 6/24/96
By DAN BERGER | January 14, 2002
Cheer up. The Wizards who made Enron a great company are running the country. The favorite for governor doesn't poll as invincible the closer you get to election. It was ever thus. Essex and Middle River could become truly elegant upscale yachting communities swelling the property tax coffers in Towson. All they need do is evict the current inhabitants. Whatever comes in next is not Yves Saint Laurent's fault.
By Dan Rodricks | May 4, 2010
The food was great, the service good, the company excellent, and while I always enjoy watching the horses come down the stretch at Pimlico from a table in the Terrace Room — or from just about anywhere, if you want to know the truth — I was more taken with the very loud, very animated, very stressed ponytailed gambler a couple of tables to our north. I mean, you want entertainment, you can't beat the people at Pimlico, even on days when the attendance is thin. First of all, on my way up the stairs to the clubhouse and the restaurant, I meet Tony Sassafras.
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