March 19, 2014
Regarding your recent editorial on the Columbia Mall shooting, it is vitally important that people not remain silent but intervene to get a mentally disturbed people into treatment ( "With no warning," March 16). The recent Columbia Mall shooting should remind us that, since the Newtown massacre, there have been 44 additional shootings just in schools. Scientific research shows that how the media report on suicide, especially in school-age children, can inadvertently spread the idea - particularly if the coverage is sensationalized.
January 14, 2008
As part of their financial "wish list" from the state, Baltimore officials are seeking $15 million to expand drug treatment, including $5 million that would be used to provide more buprenorphine, the synthetic opiate that has proved to be an effective antidote against heroin addiction. There are legitimate concerns - including those raised in a recent series in The Sun - about "bupe" being sold illegally as a street drug. City officials are aware of the concerns and have added important safeguards.
By Diana K. Sugg and Diana K. Sugg,SUN STAFF | October 12, 1997
Sifting through old files and stacks of boxes, staffers from the Department of Veterans Affairs are trying to track down thousands of submariners and pilots who received radiation treatment for ear troubles during World War II. The government wants to tell them they may be at increased risk of cancer.But no one has stepped forward to do the same for civilians who got the treatment as children, even though their risk from the radiation is as much as 10 times higher -- and they may number as many as 2 million.
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2012
A 21-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg sought treatment at Sinai Hospital about 10:30 p.m. Sunday - but refused to tell police where he had been shot. According to Baltimore police, hospital staff alerted police after the man arrived at the hospital, in the 2400 block of W. Belevedere Avenue. Police responded to the hospital to ask the man questions, but he was not being cooperative, said Sgt. Anthony Smith, a police spokesman. Investigators were still trying to figure out details about the shooting late Sunday.
By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,Sun Staff Writer | February 19, 1995
A radium treatment given to hundreds of Maryland children from the 1940s to the 1960s and presumed harmless is being restudied by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the National Cancer Institute to determine the cancer risk that might associated with it.Pioneered at Hopkins 70 years ago, nasopharyngeal irradiation was prescribed to correct hearing, sinus and adenoid problems in children. The treatment involved inserting radium-tipped rods into the nose to shrink excess adenoid tissue that had caused the ailments.
April 20, 2006
Six years ago, California voters opted to put more low-level drug offenders in treatment rather than behind bars. Recent studies show that the decision paid off, saving the state millions of dollars in reduced prison costs, with no simultaneous spike in violent crime. Though similar drug offenses are handled somewhat differently in Maryland, the larger lesson still holds - nonviolent drug users and sellers need much more treatment. California's so-called Proposition 36 mandated treatment for many nonviolent first- and second-time drug offenders instead of prison.
It's a matter no one gives a, well let's say hoot, about until there's a problem. When there is a problem with it, everyone affected will be angry enough to call city hall and give the poor soul who answers a blast of, let's just call it hot air. The matter at hand is sewage disposal and treatment, and it appears Aberdeen is at the forefront of making sure no one gets any stink on them from being cavalier about modernization. The city council voted last week to spend up to $96,000 on equipment that will make possible sewer line replacement using a technique called pipe-bursting.
Baltimore Sun staff | November 22, 2011
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis released a statement, through a team spokesman, regarding his regularly scheduled media availability.   “I apologize for not being available as I normally am on a day like today, but I am taking every opportunity to get treatment on my foot to prepare to play on Thursday. Anytime you see your team on the field, you always want to be out there with them. As the leader of your team, it doesn't sit well with me to be on the sidelines. But I was the biggest cheerleader out there on Sunday, and I was truly proud of the way we played as a team.
By Elizabeth Heubeck, For The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2013
When James Russell learned that he had a rare form of appendix cancer, he thoroughly investigated his treatment options. His research led him to Dr. Armando Sardi, a surgical oncologist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore who is one of a few specialists worldwide who performs an aggressive, cutting-edge procedure on patients afflicted with advanced stage abdominal cancer. New York resident Russell, a husband and father of two, proved to be a strong candidate for the potentially life-extending procedure.
March 13, 2014
Well, well, what a surprise, Maryland is poised to pass some form of an indefinite forced medication bill ( "Legislation pushes involuntary mental health treatment," March 10). Presumably the forced ingestion will end when the subject is cured or hell freezes over, whichever comes first. And all in the name of some perceived safety benefit. I say perceived because, 1) the evidence shows the so-called mentally ill are not any more prone to violence than the general population, and 2)
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