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  • Md. health officials monitoring for mosquito-borne chikungunya virus after Fla. case reported

    Md. health officials monitoring for mosquito-borne chikungunya virus after Fla. case reported
    State health officials are urging Marylanders to be wary of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus and, now, the dengue-like virus chikungunya — raising concerns after it was reported in a Florida man Thursday. The chikungunya case is...
  • After diagnosis, Baylor University star highlights Marfan Syndrome

    After diagnosis, Baylor University star highlights Marfan Syndrome
    The towering height that helped 20-year-old Isaiah Austin shoot to the top ranks of the NBA draft this year also was a symptom of the genetic disorder that, less than one month ago, ended his pro career before it began. But the 7-foot-1-inch Baylor...
  • In Maryland, smoking could cost you job

    In Maryland, smoking could cost you job
    Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center — whether as a surgeon or security guard — will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco. The Annapolis hospital's new hiring policy might be controversial, but it is...
  • Alzheimer's support group meets second Thursday of the month

    Alzheimer's support group meets second Thursday of the month
    These groups meet regularly. Alzheimer's Support Group — Second Saturday, 10 a.m. Caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementia are invited to attend. Bethany United Methodist Church,  2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City. ...
  • 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults alcohol related

    1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults alcohol related
    Excessive drinking accounts for 10 percent of deaths among working-age adults, making it the leading cause of preventable death of Americans, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The alcohol use killed...
  • Fireworks in Howard County [Editorial]

    Fireworks in Howard County  [Editorial]
    In Howard County, it's perfectly legal to consume the biggest, most gargantuan family-size bag of barbecue-flavored potato chips at one sitting and wash it down with a case of the most sugary soda ever made. Or, if that's not your taste, perhaps something...
  • Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides

    Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides
    All of the leaves on some of my tomato plants have curled down, except a few twisted in all directions. They were growing great for a while. It looks contagious because they're all together. What is this? Tomato plants are like canaries in the coal mine...
  • Once a Laurel landmark, sanitarium now forgotten

    Once a Laurel landmark, sanitarium now forgotten
    Much of the information on the Internet about the long-gone Laurel Sanitarium is riddled with errors and repeats old rumors and myths. The truth about this legendary Laurel landmark is quite a story. Sanitariums were common across the country from the...
  • Scientists have better understanding of Alzheimer's [Senior Circles]

    Scientists have better understanding of Alzheimer's [Senior Circles]
    Every June I like to share what I learned at the Maryland Gerontological Association's annual spring conference. MGA's 32nd conference, held June 4 at Charlestown, in Catonsville, with the theme "Outlooks on Aging: Renew, Redefine and Reform," and...
  • Lest we forget, aging has its downside [Commentary]

    Lest we forget, aging has its downside [Commentary]
    I am standing at the front door, locked out of my own house. If this were a movie, it'd be raining. Thankfully, this isn't so it isn't. But the reality is embarrassing enough without any Hollywood embellishments. You see, we have this digital lock. To...
  • Bereaved Parents meets third Wednesdays

    Bereaved Parents meets third Wednesdays
    These groups meet regularly. Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group — Third Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., at Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City, 3100 N. Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-465-2288. Bereaved Parents, USA — Third Wednesday, 8 p.m....
  • Understanding Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome

    Understanding Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indiana State Department of Heath announced the nation's first case of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome on May 2. Public health officials are keeping tabs on the virus, which has infected more...