By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2012
An attorney representing former 98 Rock DJ Steven G. Smith, better known as Stash, said his client would seek treatment for alcoholism and hoped to return to radio, if not at the same station where he'd been a fixture for more than 20 years. "The problem is with alcohol," attorney Leonard Shapiro said of his client, whose employment at 98 Rock ended this week, days after he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. "He knows he's got to get into a treatment program.
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.
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
Those who have a habit of biting their lips may find that a small bluish bump has developed inside their mouth. It might disappear on its own or it might linger. Dr. Zaineb Hassan Makhzoumi, an assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said they are more annoying than dangerous. But those who suffer from them may want to have them removed by a doctor. How common are mucous cysts, and why do they form? Mucous cysts, also known as mucoceles, are quite common in the general population, usually occurring on the lower lip. The majority of cases (70 percent)
By Ann LoLordo | March 3, 2007
The way Sharon Bellamy tells it, her teenage daughter was "out of control" - mouthy, too full of herself for her own good, staying out late, running away. But when 15-year-old Lenisha was caught stealing a cell phone, her mother had had enough: "I was at my wits' end." A court-ordered, months-long, intensive therapy program got mother and daughter on the right track. With a counselor visiting twice weekly, Mom learned how not to take out her frustration on her teenager and Lenisha came to recognize that her mother's rules were the rules of the house.
By Ellen Goodman | February 22, 2000
BOSTON -- This time, the insurance company is right. This time, the folks whose minds are often clouded by dollars are making sense. And this time, the old familiar scenario -- a patient fighting for payment of life-saving therapy against uncaring insurance company -- is temporarily turned on its head. The Aetna insurance company has announced that it will no longer pay breast cancer patients for bone marrow transplants unless the patients are part of a federally funded experiment. Two weeks after the discovery that a South African researcher phonied up research showing that transplants were more effective than the standard treatment, Aetna stopped funding the therapy that has sent 30,000 women into a roller coaster ride of risk and hope, for very little benefit.
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 Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Staff Writer | February 2, 1993
Luretta Purse never imagined the answer to a throat condition that caused her to shed 52 pounds and constantly pine for food would be one of the world's most potent toxins -- the kind associated with botulism poisoning.Nor, given the life-altering benefits of the treatments, does she care. "It's been a miracle -- I can eat!" Mrs. Purse, of Seaford, Del., said yesterday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.Mrs. Purse wasn't about to temper her enthusiasm for the treatment that relieved a rare swallowing disorder called acalasia, which caused food to back up in her esophagus rather than drop into her stomach.
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Staff Writer | March 17, 1992
The chief of psychiatry at New York's famed Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center says Americans place a "terrible burden" on themselves and their families when they conclude that something in their own personality has brought on or worsened their cancer.The burden is unfair and unsupported by facts, said Dr. Jimmie C. Holland. "It's enough to get cancer without thinking you brought it on yourself."So far, she said, there is no conclusive evidence that our state of mind has any power to cause cancer or to change its outcome.
By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff | October 8, 1991
Shouting, "No more cuts," about 500 people marched around the War Memorial in Baltimore last night to protest a proposed $450 million in budget cuts that would severely affect social service programs.Some marchers carried signs that urged the governor to "Give us treatment or you'll give us death," and to "Cut waste, not jobs. Raise taxes."The march around the monument, which faces City Hall, took about 20 minutes of a rally that lasted about two hours.Gov. William Donald Schaefer's cuts could mean a loss of $21 million in state aid to Baltimore, city officials said.
March 21, 1998
DURING THE 1940s, '50s and '60s, tens of thousands of Marylanders -- children, mostly -- received a treatment called nasal radium therapy, in which a radium-tipped probe was inserted in the nostrils. At the time the procedure, pioneered by doctors at Johns Hopkins, looked like a successful way to treat hearing loss, tonsillitis and colds. Today, it appears to have been a serious mistake.Though experts disagree on the extent to which the therapy increases the chance of cancer and thyroid problems, there have been enough studies and anecdotal evidence to support legislation to create a state panel to examine the risks, devise a system of alerting the 67,000 Marylanders believed to have had this treatment and recommend remedial action.
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