| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 5:18 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 11:45 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:47 PM
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...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 11:09 AM
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...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Gordon Gund is the CEO of a venture capitalist fund, the former principal owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers and a member of the Kellogg Co.'s board of directors.
He has also been blind for more than 40 years.
On Saturday, Gund announced that his family...
| Jun 20, 2014
Look good, feel better
This free program teaches beauty techniques to women with cancer to help them combat appearance-related side effects of treatment. Participants receive cosmetics donated by major manufacturers as well as instruction and suggestions...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:24 PM
My son has had Lyme disease twice — serious infections requiring intravenous antibiotics. How can I keep ticks out of my yard? He plays in our wooded lot every day, and I'm at my wit's end!
Ticks like to hang on branch tips and grab a ride when we...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 3:37 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
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. ...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:15 AM
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...