| Jan 31, 2014
February is American Heart month. The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers kits and fact sheets about heart disease, its risk factors and prevention on the website learntolivehealthy.org.
Tobacco-free kids week
February 9 to 15, kids...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Karen L. Swartz, an expert on adolescent depression, will speak Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Roland Park Country School at 7:30 pm.
Swartz is the founder and program director of the Johns Hopkins University Adolescent Depression Awareness Program. She will...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:27 PM
There’s a catchy tune called “When Mama Ain’t Happy (Ain’t Nobody Happy).”
The song is about a man who stays out late drinking and comes home to an angry wife. For such domestic drama, the lyrics and music strike a...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Most Americans with health insurance will be guaranteed access to mental health services, including for depression and alcoholism, equal to medical and surgical treatment under long-delayed rules issued Friday by the Obama administration. But the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. The latest post is from Debra Schulze.
| Jan 17, 2014
Anne Arundel Medical Center will offer the following classes at its Belcher Pavilion (formerly Health Sciences Pavilion), seventh floor of the Doordan Institute, Annapolis. To register, visit aamcevents.com or call 443-481-5555.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Miriam Carey, a 34 year-old dental hygienist, created a media frenzy last week when she was shot and killed by Capitol police after ramming a White House barricade in her car while her one-year-old daughter was in the back seat. Why did she do it? What...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I cannot write this the way I want. Doing so would invade the privacy of too many people. But I can't be silent, either.
Last week, you see, President Barack Obama spoke before a conference of mental health advocates at the White House. It is necessary,...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A couple of months ago, Vermont passed historic legislation, the Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act, sometimes known as aid-in-dying, or death with dignity. It was the first state in the nation to enact such a law legislatively instead of by...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Seth Beckman's family and friends acknowledged he made a bad decision the night of Aug. 17, part of a chain of events that ended with him losing his life after a fatal confrontation with a Harford County Sheriff's deputy, but they made it clear during his...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 10:13 AM
When Jonathon Scott Fuqua was 13 years old, he and his older brother put on their swimming trunks and went surfing during a Florida hurricane.
The wind bent the palm trees rimming the Gulf of Mexico nearly double, like boomerangs. The teens were...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 9:21 AM
In February, Severn native Toni Braxton said she was ready to retire from music to focus on acting. Even though the 45-year-old singer has sold more than 60 million records worldwide and has six Grammy Awards on her shelf, Braxton was "a little depressed"...