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June 7, 2000
What's for dinner? Warthogs eat grasses, herbs, tubers and bulbs. Snorts and warts Due to its short neck and long legs, the warthog has to get down on its knees to feed. Because of this, it has developed skin pads to protect its knees. The warthog has two warts on each side of its face, two pairs of tusks and a long, tasseled tail, which it holds straight in the air when it runs.
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By Mike Preston | July 28, 2011
A few years ago, the Ravens could have traded Derrick Mason and there would have been few arguments. He was an "I Guy", a notorious complainer who had a quick temper. But now, they should find a spot for him on the roster again. Mason was one of four key veterans waived by the Ravens on Black Monday. He is still a prima donna, short-tempered and selfish, but during his six seasons in Baltimore, he was the team's most consistent offensive performer with 471 receptions and 5,777 receiving yards.
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By Ron Grossman and Ron Grossman,Chicago Tribune | August 5, 1993
According to his latest biographer, H. G. Wells ought to have been a prophet without honor in his own land -- or any other.Michael Coren has little good to say of Wells, who dominated British letters in the early decades of this century with novelistic visions of a brave new tomorrow. The title of this book, "The Invisible Man" (borrowed from one of Wells' novels), is meant to suggest that Mr. Coren has gotten the goods on a subject who hitherto managed to hide his sins.In fact, no one else left such a paper trail of his faults as did Wells, who died in 1946 just short of his 80th birthday.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2011
A day after making a trip to Philadelphia to have a wart removed from the middle finger on his pitching hand, Brian Matusz felt good enough to throw a bullpen session Saturday and remains on track to start Tuesday. It was originally believed that Matusz would miss at least one start after having the laser procedure. "It felt fine," Matusz said. "We weren't sure going into the laser process if it was going to be irritated the next couple days or not. It feels fine. It doesn't feel irritated at all. It feels normal.
NEWS
By JUDY FOREMAN | April 14, 2006
What are warts and how can you get rid of them? Warts are benign growths caused by the human papilloma virus, or HPV. Because they are caused by a virus, they can spread from person to person by direct skin contact, and indirectly by coming in contact with the shed skin of a person with warts. This can happen in public showers or on pool decks. There are more than 100 types of HPV, and each type causes infection in a specific part of the body. Some strains cause "common" warts, which grow on the fingers, feet and knees.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon | June 19, 2008
We gave our 6-year-old daughter a heartburn medicine, cimetidine, for her warts. It's amazing! After months of visits to the dermatologist, the warts on the back of her hand are gone. She had up to 40 big and tiny warts, and they were starting to spread to her wrist and other hand. Finally, we gave her cimetidine daily for eight weeks, and they just disappeared. The cimetidine (Tagamet) "cure" for warts was first written about in the early 1990s. This was an unusual use; Tagamet was a popular prescription drug for ulcers at that time.
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By Joe and Teresa Graedon | August 25, 2008
My husband's doctor told him to put duct tape on his foot to get rid of plantar warts. Do you just cut a small piece and place it on the wart? How long does it take? The duct-tape treatment for warts is quite controversial. The few studies that have been published provide contradictory results. Nevertheless, it is cheap, easy to use, and some readers report surprising success. Here's just one example: "I had a cluster of plantar warts treated by a dermatologist. She used a liquid nitrogen spray, which was excruciatingly painful.
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By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,Contributing Writers | April 13, 1993
Our 9-year-old has two warts on his left hand. They've been there for more than a year, but he didn't seem to mind till now. Since they didn't seem to worry him, we ignored them, assuming they'd go away eventually. What should we do now?Your predicament is not unusual. Warts are common in school-age children. They are caused by a type of virus that infects skin cells and makes them overgrow in size. Most people develop immunity to the viruses after a period of time, and the warts go away.
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By Dr. Genevieve Matanoski and Dr. Genevieve Matanoski,Contributing Writer | January 4, 1994
Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) is becoming an epidemic. Reports indicate that about 170,000 Americans sought help for genital warts in 1966, and by 1984 this number had climbed to 1.15 million -- an almost seven-fold increase.Although the rapid increase in this sexually transmitted infection is relatively recent, medical interest in warts is not. The infectious nature of human warts has been known since 1907.Over the last 50 years, we've learned that papillomaviruses are a family of viruses that cause warts at various sites in the body.
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By JOE AND TERESA GRAEDON | January 26, 2009
My daughter had several warts on her hands and was able to kill them quickly with lemon juice. She dabbed the warts with a sliver of lemon three or four times a day, and all of the warts fell off within four days. Four years ago, we heard from another mother whose daughter also had warts: "Years ago, my daughter had eight plantar warts on the bottoms of her feet. She could hardly walk, and I tried everything to no avail. "A friend of mine suggested squeezing fresh lemon juice on them three or four times a day. We had nothing to lose so we tried it. Those warts turned black and fell off so fast she was completely healed within four weeks.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | January 21, 2010
In the course of 25 years, actor Jeffrey Combs has gone from reviving corpses to serving as a Ferengi agent to embodying possibly the greatest American literary figure of the 19th century. His fans must get whiplash just trying to keep up with this guy. "I'm just a squirrel trying to keep the engine going here," says Combs, who will be bringing his one-man play "Nevermore" to this weekend's 201st birthday celebration for Edgar Allan Poe. "Running on the wheel, that's all you're doing.
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By Joe and Teresa Graedon | July 6, 2009
Question: : I started taking lisinopril for high blood pressure in December. Soon after, I developed a nagging dry cough that wouldn't stop. I have thrown up because the coughing was so bad. I also have had blood tests and chest X-rays. They all came back negative. In desperation, I went to an ear, nose and throat specialist, who told me this kind of cough is common in people my age (50) due to postnasal drip. He knew I was on lisinopril but gave me an antihistamine and cough suppressant.
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By Joe and Teresa Graedon | June 8, 2009
Question: : You recently wrote about rubbing a cut onion on a bee sting to ease the pain. Swiss farmers have practiced this for centuries. In 1949, when I was stung by a bee right near the kneecap and was hurting badly, my farmer grandmother gave me a freshly cut onion and told me to rub it on the sting site for five minutes. After that, I could not even feel the sting or any pain anymore. I have used this remedy many times since. Answer: : Thanks for this historical perspective. Onion contains compounds that can break down the proteins in bee venom.
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By JOE AND TERESA GRAEDON | January 26, 2009
My daughter had several warts on her hands and was able to kill them quickly with lemon juice. She dabbed the warts with a sliver of lemon three or four times a day, and all of the warts fell off within four days. Four years ago, we heard from another mother whose daughter also had warts: "Years ago, my daughter had eight plantar warts on the bottoms of her feet. She could hardly walk, and I tried everything to no avail. "A friend of mine suggested squeezing fresh lemon juice on them three or four times a day. We had nothing to lose so we tried it. Those warts turned black and fell off so fast she was completely healed within four weeks.
NEWS
By JOE AND TERESSA GRAEDON | December 1, 2008
Is there any way to get rid of warts other than duct tape? I have more than 20 of these ugly things on my hands, and I can't imagine trying to get on with daily life with that much duct tape on. I have had these warts frozen off, burnt off and surgically removed, but they still grow back. I am desperate, but I must say the duct tape really does not appeal to me. There are many home remedies for warts besides duct tape. We will skip some of the stranger ones. That still leaves taping a piece of banana peel to the wart, with the inside of the peel against the skin.
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By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2008
This is the time of year pumpkins take center stage. But if there were a Robin to the pumpkin's Batman, it would certainly be the gourd. Gourds are as much a part of autumn as their big orange cousin. And, in some cases, even more so because gourds are often displayed well into November, long after pumpkins have become pie. Gourds come in bright colors, some sporting warts, stripes, bi-colors and even wings. But these welcome decorations are only part of the picture. Gourds are also used as spoons, bowls, musical instruments, art, dolls and sponges.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | July 21, 2002
Q. I am a distance runner, and my feet are in awful shape. They're cracked and scaly, and the toenails are thickened with fungus. Trying to clip my nails is an exercise in frustration. To compound my problems, I also have a plantar wart on my right sole. My podiatrist says that I need foot surgery to remove the wart and the fungus-infected nails. That would interfere with my training for a marathon. Is there any nonsurgical way to deal with warts and nasty nails? A. Dr. Samuel Moschella of Harvard Medical School had several patients who were runners with plantar warts.
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By JOE AND TERESSA GRAEDON | December 1, 2008
Is there any way to get rid of warts other than duct tape? I have more than 20 of these ugly things on my hands, and I can't imagine trying to get on with daily life with that much duct tape on. I have had these warts frozen off, burnt off and surgically removed, but they still grow back. I am desperate, but I must say the duct tape really does not appeal to me. There are many home remedies for warts besides duct tape. We will skip some of the stranger ones. That still leaves taping a piece of banana peel to the wart, with the inside of the peel against the skin.
NEWS
By Joe and Teresa Graedon | August 25, 2008
My husband's doctor told him to put duct tape on his foot to get rid of plantar warts. Do you just cut a small piece and place it on the wart? How long does it take? The duct-tape treatment for warts is quite controversial. The few studies that have been published provide contradictory results. Nevertheless, it is cheap, easy to use, and some readers report surprising success. Here's just one example: "I had a cluster of plantar warts treated by a dermatologist. She used a liquid nitrogen spray, which was excruciatingly painful.
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