| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:56 AM
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...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Kimberly Smith believed she was "in good hands" when she rented an East Baltimore rowhouse nearly 20 years ago that was part of a Kennedy Krieger Institute study of lead paint remediation techniques.
Kennedy Krieger takes care of children, Smith thought...
| May 30, 2014
The Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours offers spiritual enrichment programs at 1525 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville. Information and registration: 410-442-1320.
Presented by Vantage House, a...
| 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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Q: Considering the cold, snowy winter we just had, can pet owners look forward to any relief this year in dealing with fleas, ticks and other parasites?
A: Ahh, if only! Cold winters may reduce the parasite population, but these hardy and horrifying...
| 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 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| 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 12, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Howard County is creating a task force charged with developing a comprehensive behavioral health action plan for the county — one that officials say is needed, in part, in response to the January shooting deaths at The Mall in Columbia.
| May 31, 2014
The U. S. Preventive Services Task Force, made up of 16 medical experts appointed by the federal government's Department of Health and Human Services, has recently recommended that former and current smokers, ages 55 to 80, receive annual CT scans to test...
| May 31, 2014
| 12:34 PM
On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease.
An Internet search for "sell...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:50 AM
State health officials have begun tracking the heat and heat-related illnesses and are reminding residents to take precautions when the temperature rises.
Last year, there were 17 confirmed heat-related deaths in the summer months, down from 46 in 2012,...