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By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe | November 12, 1991
Q: What causes high protein in a child's urine, and how can you correct the problem?A: If careful and repeated tests have shown that a child has too much protein in the urine (called "proteinuria"), the child's kidneys are not working perfectly. There is a very long list of reasons why kidneys let too much protein get through. Some are temporary and trivial; others are long lasting and very serious. Some causes are treatable; some are not.We'll discuss how protein gets into the urine and some of the XTC common causes of "proteniuria," but, with the limited information you have provided, we can't guess what's causing the problem in the child you wrote about.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
A Cleveland Browns fan who uploaded a video of himself apparently urinating on former Ravens owner Art Modell 's grave last month has been charged with disorderly conduct in a cemetery, Baltimore County police said. Paul S. Serbu, 61, of the first block of Meadowcrest Dr. in Franklin, Ohio, was issued a criminal summons last month ordering him to appear in court to face the misdemeanor charge, which carries a maximum sentence of two years in jail and a $500 fine. He was identified by police Tuesday.
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By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,Contributing Writers | December 8, 1992
Q: My son had a physical for high school basketball. They checked his urine and found a little bit of protein. Should we worry?A: Chances are there is nothing wrong with your son's health, but we would need some additional information to reassure you completely.Sometimes, protein in the urine can be a sign of kidney problems. Some teen-agers, however, will have a bit of protein in the urine after exercising. Even in the absence of exercise, it is not unusual for otherwise healthy adolescents to have a small amount of protein in their urine; the cause of this is unknown.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2014
Baltimore County authorities will charge a man they believe urinated through a catheter onto former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell 's grave. The man will be charged with indecent or disorderly conduct in a cemetery, a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of two years in jail and a $500 fine, the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office said Tuesday. Per Baltimore County police policy, the man will not be publicly identified until his charge is upheld by a court commissioner.
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By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,Contributing Writer | January 18, 1994
Q: Our company doctor told me during a routine physical examination that there was protein in my urine. I have never had any serious illnesses and feel perfectly well now. What is the significance of protein in the urine?A: Protein in the urine (proteinuria) can be benign, but it is also an extremely sensitive marker of kidney disease. Factors that distinguish between benign and significant proteinuria include its persistence, the amount of protein in the urine and the presence or absence of other abnormalities in the urine.
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By JEFF BARKER and JEFF BARKER,SUN REPORTER | June 9, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Months before former Oriole Jason Grimsley said he and other players were using human growth hormone, Congress was quietly pressuring baseball to save players' urine specimens so they could be analyzed when a test for the performance-boosting drug becomes available. The idea was to make certain a deterrent existed so that players could not use the growth hormone with impunity while a screening procedure was still in development. But Major League Baseball balked at the request, according to interviews with baseball officials and congressional staff.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | April 16, 1997
An Oakland Mills High School lacrosse player has been disciplined for urinating into a water bottle used by Hammond High School in a game last week, according to Howard County school officials.The player -- a junior second team midfielder -- stole one of Hammond's dark-blue water bottles before the game last Thursday and replaced the water with urine, the officials said.Midway through the first half, Hammond head coach Larry Luthe and two of his players drank from the bottle. Luthe said that he checked the contents and vomited after discovering the urine.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN ART CRITIC | November 20, 2001
Right about now, I'd hate to be the person who recently bought up the Baltimore Museum of Art's entire supply of postcards depicting Andres Serrano's notorious Piss Christ. Earlier this month, after a local talk-show host denounced the artist for defiling a sacred image - and the BMA for selling it - a listener went to the museum gift shop and purchased the last 13 Serrano postcards in stock to prevent anyone else from being offended by the controversial photograph. You could call that a form of private censorship, since the person who bought the images did so for the sole purpose of precluding anyone else from seeing them.
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By Leslie Mann and Leslie Mann,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | August 21, 2008
Yes, employees are getting more and more brazen in their efforts to falsify employers' drug tests. But, employers are on to them and their efforts usually fail. This according to Amitava Dasgupta, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School. After studying this topic for the past few years, he recently presented his findings to members of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry at its annual meeting in Washington. "I became interested in the ways people cheat when our hospital started drug testing," says Dasgupta.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 15, 1998
Q.In a recent column a reader suggested urinating on the feet to remove offensive odors. You replied, "This is definitely the most unorthodox home remedy we have come across."Here is a related practice. A woman named Martha Christy wrote a book called "Your Own Perfect Medicine" (Futuremed Inc.). She advocates drinking your own urine to cure many conditions. I can't attest to its effectiveness, but I think it should be high on the unorthodox-treatment scale.A. Drinking urine may seem weird to most Americans, but it is an established practice in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2014
Baltimore County police believe they have identified the man who videotaped himself urinating on former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell's grave, and prosecutors are reviewing the case with charges possible early next week. Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger said Saturday that his office got the police report late Thursday and prosecutors will examine it after the weekend. "We will take a look and see if any laws were violated," Shellenberger said. A man with the username "BrownsFan4Life" posted a video of the incident on YouTube last week.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating an incident in which a man in a Cleveland Browns jersey videotaped himself urinating on former Ravens owner Art Modell's grave, a spokeswoman said. “There is a statute on the books that regulates disorderly or indecent conduct in a cemetery,” county police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said in an email Wednesday. “They have to look at the video to see if the behavior depicted fits the statute. … Also, Pikesville officers are reaching out to the cemetery to see if they wish to pursue the matter, if indeed a crime did occur.” Also,  Pikesville  officers are reaching out to the cemetery to see if they wish to pursue the matter, if indeed a crime did occur.” Armacost said the incident would be a misdemeanor crime if pursued.
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February 6, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. East Columbia Cobblefield Drive, 8600 block, noon Jan. 29. Entry gained to Tamar Meadows Apartments by kicking in front door. Property damaged. West Columbia Gerwig Lane, 9400 block, between 4 p.m. Jan. 25 and 5 a.m. Jan. 26. Entry gained to property by cutting rear fence. Copper wiring, pool equipment stolen.
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September 10, 2013
Aberdeen Shonia L. Murray, 43, of the 4900 block of Villa Point Drive, was charged Sunday with failing to comply with a peace order. Vehicles in the 500 block of Aldino-Stepney Road were broken into Monday. A burglary was reported Friday in the 2400 block of Old Robin Hood Road. A burglary was reported Friday at Seven Trails Drive and Seven Trails Court. A home was broken into Friday in the 3300 block of Churchville Road. Aberdeen police report: A neighbor was making threats Thursday in the 200 block of Center Deen Avenue.
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Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2013
Many men will experience prostate enlargement as they get older, some to the point that it will cause urination problems. Dr. Michael Naslund, director of the Maryland Prostate Center at the University Maryland Medical Center, said there are many options for treatment, including surgery, drugs and lifestyle changes. What is the prostate and how does it function in the body? The prostate gland sits beneath the bladder in men. The primary function of the prostate in a young man is to produce some of the fluid in the ejaculate and to transport urine and sperm out of the body through the urethra.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
Annapolis Mayor Joshua Cohen filed a police complaint Tuesday after catching a 68-year-old man, pants at his ankles, urinating off the third floor parking deck of a garage behind City Hall. "If it would have been three in the morning, I might have looked the other way," Cohen said. "But it was three in the afternoon, in broad daylight. " The man told the mayor he was "following the call of the wild" when confronted mid-stream and then cursed at Cohen's recommendation of using public restrooms nearby, according to the police report.
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By Mary Beth Regan | September 23, 2005
A Miami company has introduced a new over-the-counter kit to monitor a woman's ovulation cycle, essential to planning or avoiding pregnancy. The catch: Unlike popular kits that use urine to detect a woman's monthly hormone levels, the OvaTel (ovatel.com) is a saliva-based test. A woman uses a small, portable microscope to determine whether her saliva has higher salt levels than normal - an indication of ovulation. Fertility Tech Inc., selling the OvaTel for $21.95, says it is the first nonbattery-operated saliva-based test.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | July 29, 2001
Q. I have a question about multivitamins. I've been taking Centrum but recently switched to a high- potency capsule. I noticed that after taking the new formula, my urine turns very yellow, but with the Centrum it doesn't. Why does that happen? A. Vitamin B-2, also known as riboflavin, is responsible for the bright-yellow color of your urine. Centrum provides the recommended dietary allowance for men, 1.7 milligrams. At this level it is unlikely to cause yellow coloration. Many high-potency vitamin B formulas contain significantly more riboflavin (20-50 milligrams)
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2012
North County High School freshman Jack Andraka stood on the auditorium stage, speaking about the invention that earned him the $75,000 grand prize at the recent Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Behind him stood Dr. Anirban Maitra, a professor in the Johns Hopkins University's department of pathology who gave Jack use of his lab to craft his invention, a cheap and effective "dipstick-sensor" method of testing blood or urine to identify early-stage pancreatic cancer and other diseases.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2011
Anyone trying to repeat 2007’s “Running of the Urinals” could end up slamming into a wall. Literally. In a move that appears to be carefully choreographed for safety but not fun, the portable toilets in the Preakness infield are clumped in groups of four and spaced out to make a long run impossibly dangerous. There was a similar arrangement last year. No official word on whether this was done intentionally, but Clay Kirkland is crushed. He watched the infamous YouTube video — where people threw beer cans at runners dashing across the top of urinals — and came to Baltimore to participate.
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