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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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  • Author offers a different take on dieting

    Author offers a different take on dieting
    Society's obsession with being thin doesn't seem to have motivated most people to lose weight and keep it off. One expert suggests that people give up on dieting and learn to listen to their bodies. Linda Bacon, a speaker and author, plans a free...
  • New local research partnership will develop mental illness therapies

    New local research partnership will develop mental illness therapies
    There is little doctors can do for those suffering serious brain injuries from car crashes, athletics and battle, other than wait and treat the symptoms, but a unique collaboration between those who study mental illness and those who treat the disorders...
  • Fiction does a disservice to psychiatry

    Fiction does a disservice to psychiatry
    I just saw Center Stage's production of "Next to Normal," a play portraying a family grappling with the wife/mother's bipolar disorder. I am not a theater critic. I am however, a psychiatrist on the teaching staff of Sheppard Pratt, University of Maryland...
  • Baltimore mayors have a history of working themselves into the hospital

    Baltimore mayors have a history of working themselves into the hospital
    Running the city of Baltimore isn't for the faint of heart. Like Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, many of the city's chief executives over the past 100 years have worked their way into the hospital. Rawlings-Blake's health scare came during the Star-...
  • Amazon to start collecting sales tax from Maryland shoppers

    Amazon to start collecting sales tax from Maryland shoppers
    Maryland consumers who shop online at Amazon.com after Tuesday will be paying more — 6 percent of the sale. Yet most shoppers will click "place your order" anyway. The world's largest online retailer will begin collecting Maryland's sales tax as...
  • In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness

    In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness
    Physicians, public health officials and mental health advocates hope the death of Robin Williams will bring new attention to suicide, the little-discussed and less-understood phenomenon that now ranks among the top 10 causes of death in the United States....
  • Patricia D. Johnson, teacher

    Patricia D. Johnson, teacher
    Patricia Dixon Johnson, a retired teacher and educational volunteer, died of heart failure Monday at Roland Park Place. She was 90 and had lived in Phoenix in Baltimore County. Born Patricia Mary Coles in Seattle, she was the daughter of Norman E. Coles,...
  • Columbia Election Candidate: Harry Schwarz

    This is one in a series of submitted candidate profiles for the Columbia Association Elections.  The Columbia Association will hold elections on Saturday, April 26. During the elections, Columbia residents who pay the Columbia Association assessed fee...
  • Legislation pushes involuntary mental health treatment

    Legislation pushes involuntary mental health treatment
    Maryland lawmakers are moving to make it easier to medicate mental hospital patients against their will, while examining the idea of court-ordered therapy for mentally ill people who aren't hospitalized. The legislation is based partly on...
  • Liquor businesses learn how to spot underage drinkers

    Liquor businesses learn how to spot underage drinkers
    Bar, restaurant and liquor store owners from the York Road corridor gathered before their establishments opened for business Wednesday morning to learn how to better combat a late-night scourge in the area — fake IDs and underage drinking. "The...
  • Dr. Robert W. Gibson, head of Sheppard Pratt

    Dr. Robert W. Gibson, head of Sheppard Pratt
    Dr. Robert W. Gibson, a seminal figure for more than three decades at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital where he oversaw the desegregation of its facilities, ended its bankruptcy and extended it into the community, died March 8 of heart failure at his...