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A New Type of Pain Management

University of Maryland researchers are piloting a trial to treat neuropathic pain, or pain caused by nerve damage or a malfunctioning nervous system. Recently they used an MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat a Missouri woman whose hip pain was so severe she couldn’t get out of bed. Doctors couldn’t figure …

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Got a Post-Holiday Hangover?

January is a month filled with potential. Can you feel it? Our motivations are high and our accountability even higher. Maybe this is the month you’re finally going to clean out your closet. Or maybe you’re going gluten-free, sugar-free, caffeine-free, you-name-it-free. Whatever your intentions, the New Year is an invitation …

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Weekend Plans: Jan 3-6

Thursday Carter Roach & Hiro Hubbard Art Show An exhibit of sculptures and paintings from local artists Carter Roach and Hiro Hubbard opens with a reception, featuring music from The Adventures of Matte Black. Expect both colorful and surreal, making this show a great way to start the weekend. Alchemy …

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Green Belt

Standing at the top of a towering sand dune more reminiscent of Scotland than Central Florida — yes, Central Florida! — my hands are sweaty and knees shaky as winds wallop my face. Below me, undulating terrain punctuated with sparkling lakes and acres of waving prairie grasses create such an …

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New Year, New Hopes

It’s a new year and a chance for a do-over. A chance to get some things right and not repeat past missteps. Those are a few things I like about a new year. There are a few habits I would like to change and I say that every year. I …

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Weekend Plans: Dec. 27-30

Thursday Squeeze In One More Vegan Drink for 2018 Tots and warm sake will sate the appetite on this plant-based night of clean and virtuous eating. It may be healthy, but hey, who says it can’t be fun and festive? Sticky Rice in Fells Point, 7-9 p.m. bmoresticky.com Friday WWE …

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Small Acts of Goodness

Ezekiel is on his way to retrieve clothes he left drying on the porch of an abandoned house in Baltimore. “With all this rain, they were pretty wet,” he says. But on his way there he finds an unexpected offer — a free haircut.  It’s a rare treat for the …

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Movie Review: ‘Second Act’

As I reclined in the comfy oversized leather chair, popcorn in hand, to check out a special screening of Jennifer Lopez’s new movie, “Second Act,” I wasn’t sure to expect of this Christmas release. Would it be a comedy? Pure romance? All drama? I quickly discovered it was a good …

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Zen Zone

Last year, I started meditating … a lot. Two times a day to be exact, once in the morning and again in the evening. Timers were set, candles were lit, and while I didn’t quite reach enlightenment, I did experience some serious feel-good side effects. I did a combination of …

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Write Stuff

Alice Allison Dunnigan is a name for right now. During a time when there were severely limited opportunities for women in the male-dominated field of journalism, Dunnigan, a black woman, rose to the top, mastering her craft and defying policies that segregated journalists. She was the first African-American woman to …

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Stories for Stillness

‘Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine’ Don’t just take my word for it: Author Ann Patchett called Kevin Wilson’s “Baby, You’re Gonna be Mine” hands down her favorite book of the year on a recent “Today” show. There is truly not a weak story in this collection of 10 from the …

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Daily Kindness

Jessica Watson, founder of Have A Nice Day Project in Baltimore, has  made it her personal mission to spread happiness through the area and to make sure Charm City lives up to its nickname — through a unique community effort. In 2015, Watson began a series of booster events, bringing …

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Weekend Plans: Dec. 20-23

Thursday HEATHERS The Musical: In Concert Welcome back to Westerberg High, where Veronica Sawyer, that every girl misfit, navigates the treacherous terrain of love, social standings, murder and more. In partnership with Stillpointe Theatre, this three-day-only concert production promises to be so very ’80s and so very right. Ottobar, through …

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