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Sheppard Pratt Health System

Sheppard Pratt Health System
Sheppard Pratt Health System, based in Towson, is Maryland's largest provider of mental health and special education services.
Sheppard Pratt Health System, based in Towson, is Maryland's largest provider of mental health and special education services. « Show less

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  • Joel D. Fedder, lawyer and developer

    Joel D. Fedder, lawyer and developer
    Joel D. Fedder, a partner in the Baltimore law firm of Fedder and Garten and later a real estate developer, philanthropist and environmentalist, died of cancer April 18 at his home in Longboat Key, Fla. He was 83. The son of Morris Fedder, a lawyer,...
  • Antidepressants Germanwings suicide

    Antidepressants Germanwings suicide
    In the op-ed "Antidepressants: A deadly treatment?" (April 11), Patrick Hahn links antidepressants to violence, specifically, suicide and homicide. He referred to reports made by Drs. Arnold Beisser and James Blanchard in 1961 about antidepressants...
  • Dr. Czarina A. 'Rina' Santos-Borja, director of geriatric services at Sheppard Pratt

    Dr. Czarina A. 'Rina' Santos-Borja, director of geriatric services at Sheppard Pratt
    Dr. Czarina A. "Rina" Santos-Borja, director of geriatric services at Sheppard Pratt Health System, who was known for her wide smile and ability to put patients and their families at ease, died April 12 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center of a...
  • Adults with autism find few services after school ends

    Adults with autism find few services after school ends
    Susan Watkins said her days were filled with anxiety because her autistic son is about to age out of the education system and will lose many of the services he had received as a child. Susan and husband Tim were looking for an adult program with no luck....
  • When clean eating becomes an obsession

    When clean eating becomes an obsession
    Many people are adopting clean eating habits, trading in processed foods for natural, nontoxic and organic choices. Doctors say it can lead to better health, but for some it can become an unhealthy obsession. Dr. Steven Crawford, co-director of The Center...
  • Technology aids 'peeping Toms,' makes trauma worse for victims

    Technology aids 'peeping Toms,' makes trauma worse for victims
    Emma Shulevitz said she wonders whether she's being watched whenever she uses a public restroom. The 28-year-old Rockville resident was among the women who used a changing room at the National Capital Mikvah, a Jewish ritual bath in Washington, D.C.,...
  • Style Standout: Sheppard Pratt Cares for Kids

    Style Standout: Sheppard Pratt Cares for Kids
    Dr. Tess Carpenter, 38, doesn't generally go for attention-getting style. She says her 6-foot height brings her all the notice she needs. "I have four colors that I wear: black, gray, brown and white. And maybe some ivory, sometimes. If you go into my...
  • Party: Sheppard Pratt Cares for Kids

    Party: Sheppard Pratt Cares for Kids
    The 23rd annual "Sheppard Pratt Cares for Kids" benefit was a sell-out even before invitations to the $300-a-plate event were mailed out. That's probably in part because of its aim of raising money for the hospital's pediatric patients and students, but...
  • Will Maryland go back on its word?

    Will Maryland go back on its word?
    Several years ago when opponents of the death penalty were making their case for repeal, we constantly heard the refrain that "life without parole" is a sufficiently tough sentence. This year the assault on eliminating life without parole has begun....
  • Maryland needs outpatient civil commitment law

    Maryland needs outpatient civil commitment law
    Those of us who work in psychiatric hospitals know that persons with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia are frequently readmitted to the hospital because they don't continue in treatment after discharge. These readmissions are often the result...
  • Sheppard Pratt president Sharfstein to retire in 2016

    Sheppard Pratt president Sharfstein to retire in 2016
    Dr. Steven S. Sharfstein, president of Sheppard Pratt Health System, announced Thursday that he will retire. Sharfstein, who was hired as vice president and medical director before taking over as president and CEO in 1992, said he would retire after...