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  • Dr. Walter E. Dandy Jr., anesthesiologist

    Dr. Walter E. Dandy Jr., anesthesiologist
    Dr. Walter E. Dandy Jr., a retired Baltimore anesthesiologist who helped establish the intensive care unit at Union Memorial Hospital and later served as its medical director, died July 11 of pneumonia at the Broadmead retirement community in...
  • Dangerous for kids' pajamas, safe for sofas?

    Dangerous for kids' pajamas, safe for sofas?
    More than three decades after manufacturers stopped making children's pajamas with a flame retardant suspected of causing cancer, new research suggests the same chemical has become the most widely used fire-resistant compound in upholstered furniture sold...
  • Smoking in pregnancy tied to kids' conduct problems

    Smoking in pregnancy tied to kids' conduct problems
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children of women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy are more likely to have behavioral problems than those whose mothers didn't light up, says a new analysis. "The evidence is emerging that smoking in pregnancy and the...
  • Black History Month 2013 TV schedule

     
    Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
  • Maryland's final year in ACC expected to be marked with awkward moments

    Maryland's final year in ACC expected to be marked with awkward moments
    As they enter the 61st and final year of their partnership, Maryland and the Atlantic Coast Conference are like a newly divorced couple that is forced by circumstances to continue to live together and makes a halfhearted pledge to remain friends. The...
  • Newport News family takes on Alzheimer's publicly

    Newport News family takes on Alzheimer's publicly
    Four years ago, Karen Garner received a phone call she'll never forget. Her husband, Jim, traveling on business in Savannah, Ga., called to tell her he was looking at the same bridge that they'd seen on a recent vacation. She hung up the phone in her...
  • Rotary member will travel to Japan

    Rotary member will travel to Japan
    Jewel Price of the Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club has been selected to lead the club’s Group Study Exchange to Japan this fall. Among the seven candidates, officials said, Price has exhibited outstanding leadership, exceptional organizational skills...
  • Sunrise Rotary earns Silver Bell

    Sunrise Rotary earns Silver Bell
    Rotary International’s coveted Silver Bell award was presented to Burbank Sunrise Rotary for being the best small club in its 33-club district for the past year. The presentation was made at the Rotary District 5260 Conference in North Hollywood...
  • Mental health plan gives patients control in crisis

    Mental health plan gives patients control in crisis
    In the past few months, Yvonne Hysick, PACT peer specialist for the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, has helped nine clients complete advance mental health directives. All have schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorder, she said. Within...
  • Frances M. Finney, educator

    Frances M. Finney, educator
    Frances M. Finney, who overcame poverty, earned a college degree and became a city school teacher, died April 19 from heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Guilford resident was 82. Frances Mae Hopkins was born in Baltimore and was...
  • 5 questions for ... Jason Goger

    5 questions for ... Jason Goger
    All along, Jason Goger knew his goal was to work for an entrepreneurial company focused on reaching consumers thirsting for new technologies. He got that desire from his father, who started small businesses and crafted various products when Goger was...