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By Janene Holzberg and Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2010
A Congolese native who had diligently cared for her comatose husband for more than a dozen years needed $1,000 to restore electricity to their home. Another woman, whose son had been murdered a year earlier, finally found employment and housing after recovering from a nervous breakdown and needed $650 for a security deposit on an apartment. When $1,000 or less prevents a woman in dire circumstances from taking a major step toward reversing the downward spiral of her life, the Response Network of the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County comes alive.
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By Batimore Sun Media Group staff | October 8, 2014
The Baltimore Sun canvassed readers, sources and leaders to determine the area's most intriguing movers and shakers of 2014. Here's our list: Keshia M. Pollack 35, associate professor of health and policy and management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Keshia Pollack spends a lot of time thinking about kids walking to school on Baltimore streets, service members riding in Humvees on the battlefield and Major League...
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NEWS
April 11, 2010
There will be a presentation on depression/anxiety and self-defense for women from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Jenkins Memorial Church, 133 Riviera Drive, Pasadena. Program will feature speakers from the Domestic Violence Crises Center, Legal Department, Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman's office and the States Attorneys Office. Information: 410-437-2846.
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By Cal Thomas | October 4, 2014
College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website  The Other Freshman 15 , "The first 15 weeks of college can be the riskiest for sexual assault. ... One out of five students experience rape or sexual assault while they are in college, and in the great majority of cases (75-80 percent), the victim knows the attacker. " The  Washington Post  recently carried a front-page story about campus sexual assaults. As the father of former college students, two of whom are daughters, I was stunned by the presumptions in the story.
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March 14, 2010
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition will sponsor a women's health expo from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sheraton Hotel, 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis. Information on medical research advances, skin care, stress management, nutrition and more will be featured, The registration fee is $40 and includes breakfast. To register online go to nocc.kintera.org/centralmd or call 443-433-2597.
NEWS
August 9, 2013
I was left shaking my head in dismay after reviewing The Sun Magazine 's special edition on Baltimore women leaders and the reaction to it ( "50 women to watch in Baltimore," July 22). Ah, what a difference two simple three-letter words would have made: Instead of naming disgraced former Mayor Sheila Dixon as someone to "watch," she should have been listed as someone to "watch out for. " Reading this undeserved recognition of Ms. Dixon, I am reminded of the case of convicted, removed-from-office and then re-elected Mayor Marion Barry of Washington, as well as the now equally repugnant former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who is now running for mayor of New York City.
SPORTS
February 23, 2010
Inside Lacrosse women's Top 20 No. School Rec. Prev. 1. Northwestern 1-0 1 2. Maryland 2-0 2 3. Penn 0-0 3 4. North Carolina 3-0 4 5. Duke 4-0 5 6. Syracuse 2-0 7 7. Georgetown 0-0 6 8. Notre Dame 0-0 8 ...
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | December 26, 2012
Scientists have always thought the HPV virus clears most women after a couple of years, but new evidence suggests it may linger in the body undetected and reappear later in life. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health followed 850 Baltimore women aged 35 to 60 who received regular cervical cancer screenings. They found that reactivation may increase in women around 50-years-old. Results of the study, which was conducted in partnership with researchers at Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine in Malaysia, were published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
NEWS
March 13, 2012
Regarding Susan Reimer 's column on contraceptives and politics ("Women will remember in November," March 12), I'm sad to say but yes, women will remember. Even more sad is that the women have reacted to a disguised cause. Women's health is not the real issue here. Why did President Barack Obama choose to proclaim 100 percent coverage for just women's contraceptive? Why did he insist that the Catholic Church cover women's contraceptives in their affiliated institutions? Why not cover all women's medications at a rate of 100 percent?
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Aegis sports report | February 28, 2013
Women 18 and older who are interested in participating in tackle football can give the sport a try in Harford County where a team is forming. No experience is necessary. and the team is also seeking coaches, male or female. Those interested in playing or coaching can call Debra Miller at 443-858-0156 or Sandra Hawthorne at 443-616-8186.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Some women at high risk for breast cancer because of an inherited gene mutation, including actress Angelina Jolie, are choosing to have preventive double mastectomies. Other women who have cancer in one breast are asking their doctors to remove the other breast removed out of caution. Whatever the reason, more women are having both breasts removed in response to cancer or a cancer threat. Dr. David Euhus, chief of breast surgery in the division of surgical oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, explains the trend and what happens after.
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By Michael Dresser and John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Using a daughter's compelling testimonial and a rally in Annapolis, Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan is fighting rival Anthony G. Brown's attempt to persuade voters that Hogan would take the state backward on such matters as abortion and birth control Hogan's counteroffensive comes after a sustained ad blitz in which Brown's campaign and its allies seek to portray Hogan as a closet right-wing extremist who would roll back the clock...
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By Janine DiPaula Stevens | September 30, 2014
We at Network 2000 are giving careful consideration to which candidate for governor is willing to make a sincere and honest commitment to the women of the state of Maryland. Recognizing that the next administration will have the opportunity and responsibility of appointing approximately 1,000 of Maryland's citizens to positions of authority, Network 2000 feels it is important for women in Maryland to have an equal opportunity and role as appointees. We, as an organization, raised our voice to challenge each of the candidates for governor to commit to having 50 percent of their gubernatorial appointments to commissions, committees, task forces, advisory boards and intrastate agencies be women.
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By Pete Pichaske and For The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Breast cancer gets a lot of attention - and not just during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There's a good reason for that, as any of the quarter-million American women diagnosed with breast cancer each year will tell you. But breast cancer isn't the only serious health risk women should be aware of, according to county health professionals. Some are fatal; others are not. Some are well-known, others obscure. All affect the person's quality of life, and all affect more women than men. We talked with some Howard County doctors in the know to find out what to look out for and where to learn more locally.
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By Jonah Goldberg | September 29, 2014
Last Friday, the White House announced an "It's On Us" initiative aimed at combating sexual assaults on college campuses. I'm all in favor of combating sexual assault, but the first priority in combating a problem is understanding it. That's not the White House's first priority. Roughly six weeks before Election Day, its chief concern is to translate an exciting social media campaign into a get-out-the-vote operation. Accurate statistics are of limited use in that regard because rape and sexual assault have been declining for decades.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
Binnie Ritchie Holum, a dancer, choreographer, playwright and actress who had been a co-founder of the Baltimore Women's Theatre Project , died Sept. 21 at her parents' home near Saranac Lake, N.Y., of a gioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor. She was 64. "Her talent was just endless and she had more energy than three people combined," said Harvey M. Doster, her collaborator, who is director of the International Baccalaureate Theater Program at St. Timothy's School in Stevenson.
NEWS
March 7, 2012
Jessica Valenti's op-ed "A war on women" (March 5) would have been better titled "A war on Republicans. " Abortion is not for women, it is for men! Men who engage in sexual acts forced or consensual and take no responsibility for the intercourse that could result in pregnancy. Abortion is not a choice, it is a consequence. The slogan "A woman's right to choose" is erroneous. Many women do not show up at abortion clinics because they choose. Most women did not willingly plan an unwanted pregnancy, did they?
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By Susan Patton and Jonathan David Farley | September 26, 2014
You've heard the statistics: one in four women will be raped in college Or is it " sexually assaulted or almost sexually assaulted"? Or is it "nearly one in five"? Or "one in six"? According to the White House, a rape epidemic is sweeping college campuses , with the #YesAllWomen campaign calling all men weapons of mass destruction. Let's look at some facts. According to the FBI "[t]he rate of forcible rapes in 2012 was estimated at 52.9 per 100,000 female inhabitants.
NEWS
September 24, 2014
A recent exchange within your opinion pages debated the benefit of over-the-counter access to oral contraceptives, with a letter to the editor ( "Sun wrong on OTC birth control," Sept. 16) citing the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as being supportive of recent proposals from Congressional candidates across the country. But there's a disclaimer to our support: while ACOG does believe that many oral contraceptives are safe and effective for over-the-counter use, and we would welcome this new level of access for some women, we strongly believe that this is not enough.
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