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Tag Archives: breast cancer

3rd Circuit: School can’t ban breast-cancer bracelets

PHILADELPHIA — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a Pennsylvania school district cannot ban “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets, rejecting the district’s claim that the slogan — designed to promote breast cancer awareness among young people — is lewd. The ...

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Komen for the Cure awards grants

The Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded more than $865,000 to nine grant programs in Maryland to provide breast cancer screening and diagnostic services, educational outreach and other assistance to women undergoing treatment in the 2014 fiscal year.

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Experts: Some fracking critics use bad science

PITTSBURGH — In the debate over natural gas drilling, the companies are often the ones accused of twisting the facts. But scientists say opponents sometimes mislead the public, too. Critics of fracking often raise alarms about groundwater pollution, air pollution, ...

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Trachtenberg drops out of 6th District race

ANNAPOLIS — Democrat Duchy Trachtenberg has dropped out of the race for Maryland’s 6th District Congressional seat due to health reasons. Trachtenberg announced Wednesday that she is withdrawing because of a recurrence of breast cancer. The former Montgomery County councilwoman ...

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Being grateful: A follow-up

On April 2, I posted a blog about perspective and the Bond family. In brief: [A] story comes along that gives you a dose of reality and perspective in one huge package. Mine came from a Facebook update about someone ...

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MIPS approves 15 technology grants

Maryland Industrial Partnerships, a program of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute that funds collaborative R&D projects between companies and University System of Maryland faculty, approved 15 high-technology and biotechnology product development grants worth $4.2 million. Among the projects are new ...

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