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  • Hammond Elementary team perfect in Battle of the Books [North Laurel/Savage]

    Hammond Elementary team perfect in Battle of the Books [North Laurel/Savage]
    Hammond Elementary School had a team in Battle of the Books and they won the competition at Howard High. Their team, the Book Slayers, scored a perfect score. Students read books selected by the Howard County Library and then and to answers questions...
  • A new kind of cola war

    Happiness doesn't come in a red can. Obesity does. That's the tag line from a commercial that will begin airing soon in the Baltimore area, and it's a not-so-subtle attack on Coca-Cola mounted by a group of local health advocates including Howard County'...
  • Take care when shoveling

    Take care when shoveling
    Heavy wet snow, like the kind that is on the ground now in the Baltimore region, can be a major threat to a person’s heart, according to local and national health officials. The American Heart Association says most people will not have any ill...
  • Stories from the heart

    Stories from the heart
    For Anne Efron, this Valentine's Day is about more than boxes of chocolate and long-stemmed roses. This year, the holiday is truly a celebration of the heart. The one that's beating in her chest. In late January of last year, Efron, a project...
  • Molly's solo act: Newly separated, focus is on new book and raising her family

    Molly's solo act: Newly separated, focus is on new book and raising her family
    Molly Shattuck opens the front door of her sprawling brick North Baltimore home in a blur of color and energy. It's 10 a.m. on a gray February day, and she's wearing a tight purple dress that highlights her famously firm physique. Her blond hair is...
  • Hospital launches support group as more young people suffer from heart attacks

    Hospital launches support group as more young people suffer from heart attacks
    Carrie O'Connor thought she was a fairly healthy 35-year-old who went on daily jogs and ate well. Then, more than a year ago, she suffered back-to-back heart attacks. The first hit while she was treating herself to baubles at Smyth Jewelers in...
  • Sugary drinks and the epidemic childhood obesity [Letter]

    Sugary drinks and the epidemic childhood obesity [Letter]
    Reporter Meredith Cohn's recent article about the World Health Organization's new sugar recommendations highlighted the concerns of medical and public health experts over the epidemic of childhood obesity ("Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar,"...
  • Alyana Whitfield sees litter and does something [North Laurel/Savage]

    I wish everyone would see the world through children's eyes. I know it would be a much cleaner world if we all saw it like Alyana Whitfield. Alyana, a first-grader at Gorman Crossing, noticed the trash along the road. She wanted to know why it was there...
  • Making soul food and Southern cuisine healthier

    Making soul food and Southern cuisine healthier
    On a crisp spring morning, chef David Thomas stands in the kitchen of his Parkville cafe, Herb & Soul, prepping for a busy day of cooking. Plastic tubs overflow with fresh kale, while shelves hold spices that will impart flavor to the chef's Old Bay...
  • Cooking for a healthy heart

    Cooking for a healthy heart
    Toni Coleman used to turn to two key ingredients when cooking: sugar and salt. The 68-year-old retired federal government worker figured it probably wasn't healthy, but food just didn't taste good without it. After taking classes offered by the...
  • Light could replace shock to regulate hearts

    Light could replace shock to regulate hearts
    So many Americans experience dangerous fluctuations in heartbeat that about 400,000 times a year a device is implanted in their chests to keep a normal rhythm. But the defibrillators that send a life-saving electric buzz through the heart can be so...
  • New guidelines released for treating high cholesterol

    New guidelines released for treating high cholesterol
    Only people with high cholesterol and a significant risk of heart attack and stroke would be put on statins, under new guidelines released Tuesday by a panel of experts overseen by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology....