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Putting Up the Good MS Fight

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Throughout April and May, thousands of Marylanders will walk in one of 11 local 5K events planned and sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation’s Maryland Chapter. Collectively, their efforts will raise thousands of dollars to support research and the continuous search for a cure [...]

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Red Dress Sunday Raises Awareness About Prevalence of Heart Disease

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Each year, more American women die from heart disease than any other chronic illness or health condition. Saint Agnes Hospital is on a mission to change that statistic. Ten years ago, the hospital launched Red Dress Sunday, a faith-based program designed to educate the community [...]

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Thinking (and Working) Outside of the Medicine Box

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Daniel Becker, M.D., always knew he wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. What he didn’t realize when he began his journey as a neurologist was that he would eventually find himself treating patients in places and spaces far from the confines of a hospital or clinical exam room [...]

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NAMI: Educating, Supporting and Advocating for Local Patients with Mental Health Needs

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Everyone knows that mental health issues exist within the patient population, but very few truly understand the prevalence of these medical challenges in communities across Maryland. The fact is that more than 300,000 citizens of the state have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder or another serious mental illness. [...]

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Special Camps for Kids with Special Medical Needs

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For most youngsters, along with the summertime break from school comes the opportunity to have some fun. There is no shortage of options to consider when it comes to finding a summer camp for the kid that has a love for sports, a desire to explore the great outdoors or a passion for art. [...]

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House of Ruth Creates Safe Haven for Local Victims of Domestic Violence

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The statistics are simply staggering: research consistently shows that one in every four women will be in a physically abusive relationship in her lifetime. Of the 35,000 individuals who took part in the survey conducted by the CDC, 89% of the women interviewed, claimed to have been subject to verbal abuse [...]

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Verizon Foundation Healthcare Program Puts New Technologies in Patients Hands

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By:  Tracy M. Fitzgerald Most people agree – technology is rapidly changing the world we live in. And more than ever before, it is playing a crucial role in the evolution of healthcare delivery in the United States. Recognizing the importance of reducing healthcare disparities, improving access to care and empowering patients to be more […]

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Restoring Rhythm in Bangladesh

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Author: Linda Harder Cardiologist Rafique Ahmed, M.D., PhD, FACC, has quietly created the groundwork for thousands of Bangladesh residents with heart arrhythmias to live normally again, without fear of heart failure or death. A native of Bangladesh, Dr. Ahmed has worked for more than a decade to develop the first electrophysiology (EP) services in this […]

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Dr. Bob’s Place Brings Comfort and Care to Kids with Terminal Illnesses

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By: Tracy M. Fitzgerald Dr. Bob’s Place is a Baltimore-based program that provides palliative and hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions, named in honor of the late Robert Irwin, M.D. It was “Dr. Bob” who had the vision, years ago, to open a hospice facility centered around the needs of young patients, in partnership […]

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Celebrating World AIDS Day

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What Does it Mean? By: Lindsay A. Roth In 1995 World AIDS Day was established on December 1. At that time, it was rather inconceivable that today, in 2012, providers and activist would be talking – realistically- about an AIDS freeAmerica. “Treatment as Prevention” has been the best practice in putting an end to the […]

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