| Mar 21, 2012
| 1:48 PM
The idea for this column came, as many things do, from a recent trip to Klein's ShopRite.
Now that our office is on North Main Street, ShopRite is pretty much the most convenient place to go for a wide variety of things.
Besides food, clearly, the walk...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Q: My older large-breed dog is having trouble climbing and descending stairs. He has good days and bad days. What’s causing this?
A: Any time there’s a major change in a dog’s willingness to do a previously routine activity like going...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Americans have good levels of many important vitamins in their bodies, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There still are some stark disparities, such as a 31 percent vitamin D deficiency in African...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:50 PM
Frank Welsh started shucking oysters when he was 13 years old.
"My father taught me and my two brothers. He taught me to shuck a 'pretty' oyster," said Welsh, who has taught his son and grandson the craft.
The 68-year-old Welsh shucks oysters and...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post on healthful eating. This week, Mindy Athas, RD, CSO, LDN, writes about mushrooms.
Low in calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium, yet rich in fiber, protein,...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 9:10 AM
The Baltimore Sun's new calo-count finder debuted on Tuesday, just when you were getting sloppy with your resolutions. The database compiles calorie counts from chain restaurants like Applebee's, Five Guys and IHOP.
Check it out here.
And also take a...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Elaine Pelc weighs in on Omega-3 fatty acids.
Over the past few years there has been a lot of hype over Omega-3 fatty acids. They are said to help...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:16 PM
Marylanders love their crabs — especially when the meat is picked and mixed with cream, cheese, mayo and Old Bay.
And while crabs are generally not an unhealthy choice right out of the shell, one serving of a crab dish can pack a third or more of...
| Jun 19, 2011
Wearing a purple-and-white tie and a gray suit, Feike Sijbesma, head of Dutch multinational conglomerate Royal DSM, was whisked from meeting to meeting at the Columbia headquarters of Martek Biosciences Corp. on a recent weekday.
He had spoken to the...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 5:26 AM
Robert Vigorito, founder and race director of the Columbia Triathlon Association, went straight to the top when choosing a spokesperson for his new race, the Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon and Coed 5K, scheduled for April 29.
Vigorito asked Joan Benoit...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Dialysis is a lifesaving treatment for those with kidney disorders. But during emergencies, particularly bad weather, sometimes patients don't want to go — or can't get to — their usual dialysis center. There are some steps patients can take...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 11:00 AM
From 2008 to 2011, average monthly applications for food stamps in Baltimore increased by 66 percent, and applications for temporary cash assistance rose 35 percent, according to the Maryland Department of Human Resources.
These numbers are the most...