June 12, 2012
The Ravens opened up their mandatory minicamp Tuesday afternoon without two starters from their offensive line. Offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie and center Matt Birk were not on the rain-soaked practice field, though head coach John Harbaugh said their absences were excused. McKinnie was held out of practice due to concerns about his conditioning, but he was inside the practice facility. Meanwhile, Birk had surgery to have varicose veins fixed in his legs, something that has been on his plans since the end of last season but wasn't taken care of until last week.
December 15, 2010
Many women of child-bearing years feel pain in their pelvic area and don't know what it is. It gets worse as the day goes on, and with each pregnancy. Their doctors also sometimes can't determine the cause. Dr. Kelvin Hong, an assistant professor of radiology and surgery at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine, said it could be pelvic congestion syndrome. And it could get worse over time. Question: What is pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS)? Answer: According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, pelvic congestion syndrome is one of the recognized causes of chronic pelvic pain.
July 29, 2010
Varicose veins, the unsightly and often painful condition, affects one out of two people above age 50, according to the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Robert A. Weiss, a dermatologic surgeon at the Maryland Laser, Skin and Vein Institute and past president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, says newer, less-invasive treatments exist now, such as endovenous laser therapy, that have replaced "the old, barbaric procedure of stripping." He answered some questions about the condition.
March 4, 2010
Treating twisted, bulging varicose veins used to require painful invasive surgery. Today, a booming industry beckons patients with free screenings and deals on "lunch break" treatments promising faster, more effective and painless procedures. But how do you know which treatment to choose - or if you need to be treated at all? Are varicose veins a legitimate medical problem, or purely cosmetic? For many of the estimated 20 million Americans with the condition, varicose veins are ugly and bothersome, not an indication of a medical problem.
July 5, 2007
Events Legal documents seminars -- The Baltimore County Department of Aging and the law firm of Frank, Frank and Scherr LLC are offering free discussions on health care decision-making, estate planning and asset management in area senior centers this month. The first is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Parkville Senior Center, 8601 Harford Road in Parkville. Information: 410-887-2594. Classes What is pilates and why you should do it -- Synergy, 8815 Columbia 100 Parkway #2, Columbia / 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
October 27, 2006
Now that it's harder to get decongestants containing pseudoephedrine, will cold and allergy sufferers have to make do with weaker over-the-counter drugs? That depends. As of Sept. 30, the effective date of an amendment to the U.S. Patriot Act, nasal products containing pseudoephedrine must be sold "behind the counter," which means the purchaser has to show a photo ID and sign a log book to get them. The idea is to make it harder for illegal drug suppliers to make methamphetamine from pseudoephedrine, though whether the new law will do so is an open question.