| Jun 9, 2011
| 4:52 PM
It is a sad day indeed when newspapers publish diatribes against vaccines when our nation is facing a measles and pertussis epidemic simultaneously ("Mailbag: Parent disputes vaccination advice," May 27). As an emergency physician, trained in internal and...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 4:53 AM
These groups meet regularly.
Alzheimer's Support Group — Second Thursday, 7-9 p.m. For caregivers of Alzheimer's patients or those who have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's. Learn about the disease, what to expect and how to cope. The Bain...
| Feb 13, 2011
The Panic Virus
A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear
Simon & Schuster: 429 pp., $26.99
Readers take note. If you're already convinced that vaccines cause autism, that vaccine-preventable infectious diseases no longer threaten...
| May 5, 2012
| 1:29 PM
For eight years, Renee Gordon's son, Alex, has been attending Camp Greentop, a summer getaway in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains for people with disabilities.
Now Gordon is now spearheading a campaign with Michael Hettleman to raise $1 million for the...
| May 10, 2012
| 1:55 PM
It's very easy to be critical of government, to break out the cliches like "doing badly that which need not be done at all," and "I'm from the government; I'm here to help," but there are a number of necessary things that government does, does well and...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Vernon Harry Wiesand, a retired attorney and police magistrate who was a former city Recreation and Parks Board president, died of stroke complications May 26 at the Anchorage Nursing Home in Salisbury. The former Mount Vernon Place resident was 92.
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:16 PM
William “Dean” McNaughton, a Balboa Island and Newport Beach resident, died peacefully June 3, 2012 with his family at his side. He was 89 years old.
Dean was born in Bicknell, Indiana, on March 6, 1923. He attended high school in Pekin,...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 5:23 PM
"The Pale King" by David Foster Wallace. It's not always an easy read, but it's funny. It's fascinating to think about how hard it must've been to write and sad to know it's his last.
— Ellen Brady, Aurora
I have succumbed to the hype and read...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Anne Healy, a visionary educator who as headmistress led the way in integrating Roland Park Country School and oversaw its transition into the computer age, died Wednesday afternoon of post-polio syndrome at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
| Nov 30, 2011
| 5:17 PM
By the time most kids start kindergarten, they will have received more than 25 vaccinations that protect against diseases like whooping cough, polio, and the measles.
Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson with Seattle Children's Hospital says vaccines are the...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The state of Washington has the lowest vaccination rate in the country, and public health offices across the state are keeping a close eye on areas they call “pockets of need.” One of those is Vashon Island.
Resident Celina Yarkin, a...