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  • Md. health insurers' 'fail first' policies jeopardize patient health

    Md. health insurers' 'fail first' policies jeopardize patient health
    Absent from the critical debate in Maryland over how to rein in health care spending has been a serious examination of the dangerous and expensive policies that some Maryland health insurers have enacted in the name of cost containment, and their...
  • Mutant protein offers promise of skin disease cure

    Mutant protein offers promise of skin disease cure
    Researchers from Loyola University Chicago said they have developed a mutant form of a protein that seems to cure mice of vitiligo, a skin condition found in millions of people around the world. Vitiligo causes irregular, white patches of skin, which...
  • Teen dating violence leaves scars, experts say

    Teen dating violence leaves scars, experts say
    Sheela Raja remembers treating a victim of teen dating violence who at first felt too ashamed to talk about the experience. Instead, the victim buried the trauma in alcohol until she finally opened up during therapy. Raja, a licensed clinical...
  • Homegrown lemon grass: two varieties of a singular taste

    One of the stands of lemon grass in the middle of the Vermont Square Community Garden is in full flower now, a somewhat unusual occurrence. It’s not a particularly attractive phase for the plants, which look like overgrown weeds on their last legs....
  • Hopkins medical school falls to No. 3 in U.S. News rankings

    Hopkins medical school falls to No. 3 in U.S. News rankings
    Johns Hopkins University's medical school fell one spot to No. 3 in the nation, while its education school rose to No. 2, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings. The medical school ranked behind those of Harvard...
  • Marylander dies from rabies in first case since 1976

    Marylander dies from rabies in first case since 1976
    A Marylander has died of rabies for the first time since 1976, state health officials said Tuesday. It is not yet known how the person contracted the virus, which is found in animals across the state. Officials are exploring how and where the person...
  • St. PAWtrick's Day adoption events

    St. PAWtrick's Day adoption events
    Could the path to the pot o’ gold be paved with pawprints? Two local animal shelters think so, and they’ve invited you to special St. PAWtrick’s Day parties to find out for sure. You are invited to The Humane Society of Harford County&...
  • Harford offering new drug, alcohol education program April 2

    In response to a 2010 Youth Commission Survey, in which 49 percent of youth in grades six to 12 indicated they feel strongly that alcohol and drug abuse educational program and initiatives are needed, the Harford County Department of Community Services...
  • Ravens super, not supernatural

    Ravens super, not supernatural
    I read with curiosity the Marta Mossburg column regarding the Baltimore Ravens ("Faith fuels 'mighty men' of Baltimore," March 13). Without a doubt, I would estimate that 95 percent of the Baltimore area is thrilled with the success of our Ravens....
  • Teaching compassion

    Teaching compassion
    Margie Huff, a second-year medical student at Northwestern University, picked up a drawing pencil and carefully sketched the upper border of an eye socket. Huff then peered at her own reflection in a small cosmetics mirror and made a couple of small...
  • Bright Minds: Sheri Lewis, global disease surveillance

    Bright Minds: Sheri Lewis, global disease surveillance
    When Sheri Lewis joined APL in 2001 as a public health analyst, an electronic disease surveillance system was just being developed at the lab. The impetus, she recalls, was Sept. 11 and the letters containing anthrax bacteria spores that were mailed the...