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  • Laguna relays a message of hope

     Laguna relays a message of hope
    Rick Tortes attended the opening and closing ceremonies of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Laguna Beach. In between, he walked all 24 hours of the annual event — by himself and with newfound friends — in memory of his mother....
  • Mother's blood test reveals baby's sex

    Mother's blood test reveals baby's sex
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Blood drawn from expectant mothers could offer parents an earlier sneak peek at their baby's sex than methods currently used in the U.S., researchers said Tuesday. The test may be particularly valuable for families that harbor...
  • St. Joseph Medical Center replaces chief executive

    St. Joseph Medical Center replaces chief executive
    St. Joseph Medical Center tapped a veteran health care manager Friday to replace its president and chief executive, who resigned two weeks ago without explanation. Charles W. Neumann comes to St. Joseph via FTI Consultants, a firm that specializes in...
  • Marathon Monday: Running for Charity

    Marathon Monday: Running for Charity
    While 20,000 people were hitting the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon downtown, I was setting out on my longest training run yet - 15 miles. The first half, I felt great - but something happened after mile 10. My legs tightened up, my neck started to get a...
  • Kathleen Mathias, Ocean City town clerk, dies

    Kathleen Mathias, Ocean City town clerk, dies
    Kathleen Arlee Petry "Kathy" Mathias, who was Ocean City's town clerk and a major behind-the-scenes figure in the resort city where she had worked for several mayors and city managers, died Monday of breast cancer at her home there. She was 58. "Kathy...
  • Overtreatment of thyroid cancer rampant: study

    Overtreatment of thyroid cancer rampant: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers have found troubling signs that some doctors may be too quick to treat thyroid cancer patients with radioactive iodine, while others may be too slow. The drug helps people with advanced tumors, but it is unclear if...
  • Scientists find how 'sticky' egg captures sperm

    Scientists find how 'sticky' egg captures sperm
    LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have uncovered exactly how a human egg captures an incoming sperm to begin the process of fertilization and say their discovery could in future help couples who suffer from infertility. In a study in the journal Science,...
  • The Interview: Barry Bogage

    The Interview: Barry Bogage
    The Maryland/Israel Development Center sees itself as a matchmaker — not of a romantic kind but an economic one. For the past 19 years, the nonprofit group in Baltimore has been connecting Maryland companies with Israeli partners to promote trade...
  • Many seniors leave the hospital without their meds

    Many seniors leave the hospital without their meds
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Seniors with chronic disease often leave the hospital without prescriptions for the medicine they were getting when they arrived, Canadian researchers said Tuesday. In some cases, that may have upped their risk of landing in...
  • Diet alone helps lower bad cholesterol: study

    Diet alone helps lower bad cholesterol: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A diet based around plants, nuts and high-fiber grains lowered "bad" cholesterol more than a low-saturated-fat diet that was also vegetarian, researchers reported on Tuesday. And the drop in low-density lipoprotein, or LDL...
  • Hurricane planning? Remember the pets

    Hurricane planning? Remember the pets
    As Hurricane Irene approaches, it's important to keep pets in mind while planning for the storm -- or any other potential disasters. Maryland Emergency Management Agency is urging people to plan ahead for this weekend's potentially extreme weather event...