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  • Dr. Raymond Seltser, Hopkins associate dean

    Dr. Raymond Seltser, Hopkins associate dean
    Dr. Raymond Seltser, former associate dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health who was the author of seminal epidemiological articles on smoking, stroke and radiation, died Feb. 16 of pneumonia at Sibley Memorial Hospital in...
  • Dr. Frank Jobe, best-known for Tommy John surgery, dies at 88

    Dr. Frank Jobe, best-known for Tommy John surgery, dies at 88
    In the fall of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to...
  • Save the Children describe el desastre sanitario en Siria

    Save the Children describe el desastre sanitario en Siria
    Recién nacidos que mueren de frío en incubadoras hospitalarias, doctores que amputan extremidades para evitar que los pacientes mueran desangrados, un rebrote en los casos de polio: un nuevo informe publicado el lunes hace una espantosa radiografía del...
  • Pakistan cuts term for doctor who helped CIA find Osama bin Laden

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A Pakistani tribal court on Saturday reduced the prison sentence for the doctor identified as helping the CIA track down Osama bin Laden from 33 years to 23 years. Shakil Afridi, convicted in 2012 of links to a banned militant...
  • Community & Clubs: Celebrating researchers while remembering polio's victims

    As I get older, the more sentimental I get. Sing the national anthem at an Angels game, and I will have tears in my eyes. Marching bands, whether high school, college or the Salvation Army band, bring tears to my eyes. And so did the 2014 Rotary Rose...
  • Stop giving new NYC mayor grief for trying to ban horse-drawn carriages

    Stop giving new NYC mayor grief for trying to ban horse-drawn carriages
    Bill de Blasio, the new mayor of New York City, has been getting grief for making a priority of banishing horse-drawn carriages from Central Park in Manhattan. It was one of his campaign promises and he announced at a news conference on Monday—two...
  • Pakistan launches airstrikes on suspected militant hideouts

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- After two days of deadly attacks against security forces, Pakistani air force jets bombarded suspected insurgent hideouts in the country’s tribal belt early Tuesday, killing at least 20 people, officials said. Residents...
  • Pakistan bombing is latest in wave of attacks on polio workers

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Six police officers providing security for a vaccination team, and a boy standing nearby, were killed when a bomb struck their vehicle Wednesday in the latest deadly attack on health workers and authorities trying to fight polio in...
  • La Cañada History: Students helped eliminate polio with fundraiser dance

    La Cañada History: Students helped eliminate polio with fundraiser dance
    Ten Years Ago The Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge announced plans for its upcoming luncheon and auction event. The 2004 fundraiser, themed "A Classical Affair," was to feature Jorge Mester, then music director of the Pasadena...
  • Impasse imperils Syria aid deal reached at Geneva peace talks

    Impasse imperils Syria aid deal reached at Geneva peace talks
    GENEVA — A deal hammered out to aid trapped residents of the war-battered Syrian city of Homs appeared threatened Monday, as rebels demanded a cease-fire and relief supplies before anyone was allowed to evacuate. The plan to facilitate the safe...
  • Medical marijuana still beyond reach in Maryland

    Medical marijuana still beyond reach in Maryland
    Barry Considine still has to buy marijuana illegally, as he has since he first asked around a biker bar for it to help treat his post-polio syndrome. Ken Kopper still fears another possession arrest for using it to ease chronic pain resulting from a...