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  • Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback

    Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback
    Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. -- many of them children -- were coming down with whooping cough each year when vaccines against "this menace," as one newspaper called it, were introduced in the 1930s and 1940s. "Childhood Cough Is Given...
  • Debate on whether cursive writing should still be taught

    Debate on whether cursive writing should still be taught
    Darius Riley displays the concentration of a tightrope walker as he fastens his eyes on the lined paper in front of him and grips his No. 2 yellow pencil down to its point to make his most perfect curly letters. "I would rather do it in print because...
  • Maryland files tampering complaint against Vanderbilt

    Maryland files tampering complaint against Vanderbilt
    Maryland, which has been quietly seething over its strongly held belief that Vanderbilt improperly made contact with quarterback Danny O’Brien, has filed a complaint against the Commodores football program. At the same time, Maryland told O'Brien,...
  • Dr. Ronald Gutberlet, pediatrician

    Dr. Ronald Gutberlet, pediatrician
    Dr. Ronald L. Gutberlet, a retired pediatrician who was a specialist in the care of premature infants, died of metastatic bladder cancer Wednesday at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The Cockeysville resident was 78. Born in Baltimore, he attended...
  • Newsmakers

    Steve Poynot, Senior Vice President and Team Leader for Howard Bank, has been selected for the Next Leaders in Banking inaugural roster by the Maryland Bankers Association. Poynot will be honored at the Next Leaders in Banking Awards Breakfast on Oct. 6....
  • Robots built to help autistic children

    Robots built to help autistic children
    Robots aren't known for their soft side. They build cars and defuse bombs; they don't, as a rule, make friends or deal with feelings. But a few groups of researchers around the world are working to build robots for an unusual purpose: Making emotional...
  • A hard road for the poor in need of cars

    A hard road for the poor in need of cars
    No car, no work. jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('div#series-box h4.last').html('Map: Alternatives for poor buyers'); }); That's the conclusion Lisa Twombly reached as she fought to hang on to her job as a caretaker for an elderly San...
  • McManus: Presidential crystal balls

    McManus: Presidential crystal balls
    Unemployment is mired at 9%, and President Obama's poll ratings are mired too. Democrats are dispirited. Republicans are fired up and ready to go. Activists on both the right and the left are demanding change. So is there any way Obama can win reelection...
  • For the forgetful in menopause, brain works harder to keep up

    For the forgetful in menopause, brain works harder to keep up
    Around the time of menopause, many women complain of mental slippage. But, as if to inflict some perverse trick upon them, cognitive scientists have found that they actually perform no more poorly than women who do not have such complaints. (Reassuring in...
  • Study finds women who undergo early menopause face increased risk for heart disease and stroke

     Study finds women who undergo early menopause face increased risk for heart disease and stroke
    A recent study has found that females who stop having their periods before age 46 had a higher incidence of heart disease and stroke. Doctors have long suspected that women who undergo early menopause might be at an increased risk for those medical...
  • Dr. Carlton Lasley Sexton

    Dr. Carlton Lasley Sexton
    Dr. Carlton Lasley Sexton, a retired Baltimore internist who was also a member of the clinical faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, died July 20 of pneumonia at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The former longtime Stevenson...