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  • Better care, not euthanasia, should be the goal of end-of-life treatment

    I was dismayed to read Catherine Weber's letter calling for right-to-die legislation ("Right-to-die legislation needed in Maryland," July 1). I am opposed to physician-assisted suicide not only in Maryland but throughout America. Hospice and...
  • Decline in circumcisions costing health care system billions, study finds

    Decline in circumcisions costing health care system billions, study finds
    A 20-year decline in male circumcision has cost the country $2 billion in medical costs that could have been prevented, Johns Hopkins researchers say in a study released Monday. In what is believed to be the first look at the economic impact of male...
  • Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute marks 2 years in operation

    Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute marks 2 years in operation
    Two years ago, in September 2010, the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute treated its first patient for prostate cancer. After years of planning and seed money from local, state and federal sources, HUPTI, a $225 million project — the...
  • Barbara Piper, Hopkins employee

    Barbara Piper, Hopkins employee
    Barbara "Babs" Piper, a former administrative assistant at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Wednesday of complications from acute bipolar disorder at her Rodgers Forge home. She was 63. Born Barbara Ann Jensen in Baltimore, she was...
  • Outlook changing for PSA screening

    Outlook changing for PSA screening
    For nearly a quarter-century, doctors have ordered annual PSA tests for men of a certain age to screen for prostate cancer, despite a lack of evidence that its benefits outweigh the risks — especially when tiny, slow-growing tumors were detected....
  • St. Mary's a great college choice

    St. Mary's a great college choice
    I cannot blame Anne Neal for her rage at St. Mary's College of Maryland ("Cautionary campus tale," May 30). If I had paid for an education at Harvard University and graduated without a basic ability to read, I would also be overcome with directionless...
  • Is enrolling in a clinical trial tied to survival?

    Is enrolling in a clinical trial tied to survival?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with certain cancers enrolled in clinical trials survive longer, not necessarily from the treatment itself but potentially because those enrolled are better off to begin with, according to new research. "The survival...
  • Head of Clean Energy Trust working to change world

    Head of Clean Energy Trust working to change world
    Amy Francetic was at a child's birthday party in 2004 when she decided it was time to leave Silicon Valley.    "I was sitting there listening to 6-year-olds talk about IPOs and whose house was bigger and how much a wedding dress cost," she said.    By...
  • South Florida engineer becomes Obama's chosen poet

    South Florida engineer becomes Obama's chosen poet
    On a sunny South Miami morning, Richard Blanco took the podium at a groundbreaking ceremony for his latest project on Sunset Drive. It was spring 2008, and Blanco had directed the renovation of the busy avenue, urbanizing the stretch that serves as the...
  • Navy's Sowell to be enshrined in Potomac Lacrosse Hall of Fame

    Navy's Sowell to be enshrined in Potomac Lacrosse Hall of Fame
    Navy men’s lacrosse coach Rick Sowell is one of six individuals who will be inducted into the Potomac Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Feb. 2.  This year’s inductees also include Jean Counts, Jon FitzGerald, Laurie Podmilsak,...
  • O'Malley hires communications aide

    Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday that he has hired the press spokesman for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to be his new director of strategic communications.  Teddy Davis, who formerly covered politics for ABC News, will join O'Malley's...