Category Archives: Good Deeds

Walking with the Spirits

This past summer, I joined my son on a community service project in South Dakota to help the Lakota Native Americans prepare for their sun dance ceremony, an event that has occurred regularly for several years. Our destination was a track of land within the Pine Ridge reservation, outside of Rapid City. […]

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Creating Systems of Support for Young Adults with Cancer

When a young person is diagnosed with cancer, their list of questions, wonders and worries can seem never-ending. What are my chances of beating this? How sick will I get? Am I going to lose my hair? What about my work; how will I pay my bills? How will my family cope? […]

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Rappel for Kidney Health

On June 7, 2014, approximately 100 people made their way up to the rooftop of the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, suited up, and stepped to the edge of the 32-story building. Demonstrating not only their adventurous sides but most importantly their commitment to supporting program development and research efforts for kidney disease patients, each participant of “Rappel for Kidney Health” […]

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Starting the Journey of Motherhood Off Right

Each year, approximately 52,000 women experience a life-threatening medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth – not in a third-world country that lacks access to medical care, but instead, right here in the United States. […]

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Putting Up the Good MS Fight

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

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

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

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

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

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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