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  • CVS goes smoke free [Editorial]

    CVS goes smoke free  [Editorial]
    During the last decade, local, state and federal governments have sought to make smoking inconvenient by restricting where and when people can light up. They have made it more expensive by increasing taxes — to the point that a pack of cigarettes...
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap, 'Infected'

    'The Walking Dead' recap, 'Infected'
    Some episodes of "The Walking Dead" inspire discussion by killing off main characters and twisting the plot; others, like Sunday night's episode, "Infection," pique fan interest by raising questions about the nature of the disease that has turned the...
  • Two threats to Md.'s life sciences industry

    Two threats to Md.'s life sciences industry
    Rockville researchers are on the cusp of developing the first-ever malaria vaccine. The impact on global health would be revolutionary — the mosquito-borne disease sickens 200 million people each year and claims more than half a million lives....
  • Social media won't stop infectious disease [Letter]

    The problem with using social media to predict the outbreak of infectious diseases lies within accuracy, demographics and how much people are willing to share ("Social media can help contain illness," Dec 2). Recently, more and more people have been...
  • New guidelines released for treating high cholesterol

    New guidelines released for treating high cholesterol
    Only people with high cholesterol and a significant risk of heart attack and stroke would be put on statins, under new guidelines released Tuesday by a panel of experts overseen by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology....
  • Brigances speak at Aberdeen Proving Ground event honoring disabled people

    Brigances speak at Aberdeen Proving Ground event honoring disabled people
    O.J. and Chanda Brigance, co-founders of the Brigance Brigade Foundation - an organization that supports ALS patients and their families, were the featured guest speakers Wednesday morning at an Aberdeen Proving Ground event honoring the contributions...
  • Maria Trent, on the ascent

    Maria Trent, on the ascent
    Simply referring to Maria Trent, M.D., as a pediatrician is a bit like calling Barack Obama an executive. The Johns Hopkins Children's Center doctor's continuing achievements as a researcher, clinician, professor and advocate for adolescent health...
  • Wear pink this month in honor of cancer survivors and victims [Old Town Laurel]

    Laurel Police cruiser 378 immediately caught my eye. Its normally blue striping was now bright pink. Upon closer inspection, it was hard to miss the breast cancer awareness ribbons on the sides and hood of the vehicle. My memory now jogged, I remembered...
  • Obama, some Marylanders grapple with dropped insurance plans

    Obama, some Marylanders grapple with dropped insurance plans
    Raymond Liu remembers President Barack Obama's promise that people would be able to keep their insurance if they liked it. He liked his, but he won't be able to keep it. As Obama continues his campaign to win over Americans skeptical of the Affordable...
  • Worth announcing twice: Marks will seek second term as 5th District councilman [Perry Hall]

    Baltimore County Councilman David Marks recently announced that he will seek a second term representing the 5th District, which stretches east to west through Towson, Carney, Perry Hall, and Kingsville. Marks announced his intention to run on Oct. 9,...
  • La Leche League of Columbia meets fourth Friday

    These groups meet regularly. Bereavement Support Group — Fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. This group is for adults who are mourning the loss of a loved one. All are welcome. St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Room 105, 8300 Old Columbia Road, Fulton. Tracey or...
  • Communities are right to question the health impact of development decisions

     Communities are right to question the health impact of development decisions
    Fells Point residents are raising questions about chromium contamination at Harbor Point, and Morrell Park residents are concerned about the impact of a proposed CSX rail facility on their neighborhood. In Western Maryland, economic and health impact...