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  • Norovirus likely caused sickness at Pot Spring Elementary, officials say

    Norovirus likely caused sickness at Pot Spring Elementary, officials say
    Norovirus was likely the culprit that sickened 200 students and nine staff members at Pot Spring Elementary in Timonium last week, Baltimore County health officials have found. About a third of the school's students were absent May 17 because of...
  • Five questions with … Dr. Eddy C. Agbo

    Five questions with … Dr. Eddy C. Agbo
    Hundreds of thousands of people die of malaria every year, most of them in Africa. Dr. Eddy C. Agbo wants people to get diagnosed quickly and easily — right in their homes — so they can seek treatment. The barrier to quick and easy diagnoses...
  • Pets are great for (your) heart health

    Pets are great for (your) heart health
    Love your pet with all your heart? It may not be just an emotional thing. Researchers said recently that having a pet may help reduce heart disease in humans. The American Heart Association released a study that said pet ownership, especially dog...
  • Baltimore storyteller Jon Spelman makes debut performance of 'Prostate Dialogues'

    Baltimore storyteller Jon Spelman makes debut performance of 'Prostate Dialogues'
    After Jon Spelman got the bad news, he found himself thinking often and at odd moments about "Moby-Dick." Perhaps that's because the behemoth that was attacking the Baltimore storyteller was as submerged, unreasoning and unpredictable as any great white...
  • Kennedy Krieger researchers pinpoint cause of rare disease

    Kennedy Krieger researchers pinpoint cause of rare disease
    It's a dream Ida Heck never really expected to come true. Her family has raised about $1 million since 2005 for research into the rare disorder that afflicts her 8-year-old daughter, Jenna, resulting in cognitive deficits, seizures, long-lasting...
  • Rabies vaccination clinics make it easy to keep pets safe

    Our local Pet Valu store, at 5007 Honeygo Center Dr in Perry Hall, is bringing a VIP Pet Care Veterinary Clinic to our neighborhood. This nonemergency vet care clinic features vaccinations and micro-chipping among its services for dogs and cats. In...
  • Solving the state's health disparities

    Solving the state's health disparities
    Nearly 10,000 people in West Baltimore are diagnosed each year with new cases of diabetes, hypertension and other treatable, chronic health conditions — enough to fill 24 jumbo jets. These illnesses will kill many of them and complications will...
  • Ellicott City's One Dish Cuisine is devoted to those with food allergies

    Ellicott City's One Dish Cuisine is devoted to those with food allergies
    For Maureen Burke, “gluten-free” is not just the latest diet trend -- it’s a way of life. Since being diagnosed with celiac disease in the late 1980s, Burke has wrestled with her intolerance of gluten. And now, as chef and owner of One...
  • Md. author explores fascinating, fatal arsenic

    Md. author explores fascinating, fatal arsenic
    For such a long time, arsenic was the perfect poison. It is odorless, colorless and tasteless, so it's difficult to detect when slipped into a food or beverage. Its effects are gradual and cumulative — deflecting suspicion from the killer. The...
  • Pondering when old age officially, or unofficially, starts to set in

    Editor: Here's a big question: When does old age begin? I have the answer. And, I got it by surprise. Recently, I saw my physician for a routine examination and health review. During the visit she declared for the record, that I made it to old age. On...
  • Cats are not a major threat to the environment

    Cats are not a major threat to the environment
    George Fenwick's article on cats as an invasive species ("House cats: The destructive invasive species purring on your lap" Feb. 26) was filled with misinformation. It is easy to blame cats for environmental degradation; it is far more difficult to...
  • O.J. Brigance to be honorary game captain for AFC championship game

    O.J. Brigance to be honorary game captain for AFC championship game
    Ravens senior advisor to player development O.J. Brigance will serve as an honorary game captain for Sunday's AFC championship game against the New England Patriots. Brigance will be on the field for the coin toss prior to kickoff at Gillette Stadium....