| Jun 27, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Johns Hopkins Medicine and Walgreens are collaborating on a new drugstore that is expected to open by the end of the year in East Baltimore, the partners announced Thursday.
"We'll hopefully use the store to develop programs, deliver them to the...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:06 AM
Natalie Perkins, Jessica Rozo and Rebecca Harding are three very impressive girls. They have just earned their silver awards in Girl Scouts by working on the issue of childhood obesity.
The girls were concerned that children who have issues with obesity...
| May 8, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz hosted a set of powerful peers for a healthy cooking competition at the Hunt Valley Wegmans Wednesday, but home field advantage wasn't enough to top his counterpart from Baltimore City.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:09 PM
The United Way of Central Maryland will provide nearly $3 million in community grants intended to provide financial stability to families, quality education to children and healthy alternatives to individuals, the organization said this week.
In all, 71...
| May 6, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Have you ever just messed up? I'm not talking about leaving your coffee on the roof of your car. I mean a major, life-altering mistake. Think fiscal cliff-level personal disaster. Now imagine paying for the mistake with jail time — then continuing...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:09 AM
As a physician at the April 11 public hearing on proposed changes in the HCPSS Wellness Policy, I left with an appreciation for the articulate students who expressed concern about the nutrition value of some foods offered in school during and after...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Last week's decision by the American Medical Association to categorize obesity as a disease brought out the expected reaction — cheers from advocates who believe this growing health threat has been neglected and a collective shrug from others who...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 1:06 PM
By now all of the Twinkies, Ho Hos and other Hostess baked goods have been stripped from grocery store shelves — and countless tributes paid via Tweets, blogs and Facebook posts.
After more than 80 years in business, Hostess declared it was...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Howard County boasts a wealth of nonprofits serving a wide array of needs.
Some of the organizations are assisting people in crisis, others are providing specialized services for underserved demographic groups, and many are offering educational...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 3:47 PM
When students in the Howard County after-school program Can-Teen say "please" and "thank you," they scarcely sound as if they were once nagged or scolded into doing so. Instead, their expressions of gratitude appear to be just that, and they understand...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:17 PM
With Harford County's obesity rate jumping by 130 percent during the last decade, the Obesity Task Force released its final report Tuesday on how it plans to battle the bulge in the coming years.
Two-thirds of the county's population (63.5 percent) is...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:05 PM
It was while she was serving dinner to her kids in 2008 and their dad was out campaigning for president, that Michelle Obama hatched a modest daydream: a vegetable garden on the White House grounds.
She'd recently had a conversation with her children's...