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  • NFL now must tackle child abuse [Editorial]

    NFL now must tackle child abuse  [Editorial]
    The National Football League received more domestic violence-related bad news last week with the arrest of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was charged over the weekend in Texas with reckless or negligent injury to a child. The allegation is that he used a tree branch or "switch" to spank his 4-year-old son, who suffered cuts and bruises to his back, buttocks, ankles and legs.
  • Howard health dept. first in Maryland to launch breastfeeding awareness campaign

    Howard health dept. first in Maryland to launch breastfeeding awareness campaign
    The Howard County Health Department became the first department in Maryland to launch an awareness campaign about the role of fathers in the breastfeeding of newborns. Part of the impetus for the campaign, called "Dad's Supporting Breastfeeding," is a...

    Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]

    Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]
    This month more than 50 million American children will report to our public and elementary school systems to begin another school year, bringing with them not only new books, laptops, smartphones and iPads, but also their parents' hopes and dreams for a...

    Sickly-sweet deals at the Little League World Series [Commentary]

    Sickly-sweet deals at the Little League World Series [Commentary]
    The Little League World Series opened in Williamsport, Penn., last week. This year, the vital statistics are about the same as last year and the year before: 10 days, 30 games, 16 teams representing the U.S. and eight countries around the globe. And...

    Medical center to open in Catonsville by March

    Medical center to open in Catonsville by March
    Soon there will be no need for patients at Seton Medical Group to travel to multiple doctor offices to receive medical care. A one-stop-shop medical center where patients could see primary care physicians and specialists, while also being able to get...