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  • Baltimore ranks 25th for health and fitness, report says

    Baltimore ranks 25th for health and fitness, report says
    The American Fitness Index has ranked Baltimore 25th of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in terms of overall fitness. The annual index measures city health based on preventative health behaviors, levels of chronic disease, access to healthcare and...
  • 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...
  • Howard County Pets: Preventing fleas, ticks and other parasites

    Howard County Pets: Preventing fleas, ticks and other parasites
    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...
  • CT scans for nonsmoking women could save lives [Commentary]

    CT scans for nonsmoking women could save lives [Commentary]
    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...
  • Opening eyes to mental health [Letter]

    For more than six decades, Mental Health Awareness Month has been celebrated, serving as a vehicle not only to educate others about mental illness but also to eliminate stigma for persons with mental health issues. Last year, the Maryland Coalition for...
  • People better managing diabetes, despite growing numbers with the disease

    People better managing diabetes, despite growing numbers with the disease
    While diabetes is becoming more common, people are learning how to better manage the disease. The result has been lower risk of heart attack, high blood sugar, strokes and leg amputations because of the disease. Dr. Amber Taylor, director of the...
  • Howard County Pets: Should my cat's low energy be a high concern?

    Howard County Pets: Should my cat's low energy be a high concern?
    Q: My older cat seems more lethargic than usual. What might be causing this? A: As cats age, many develop associated geriatric disorders, as people do. Often, these age-related issues can creep up so slowly that they go almost unnoticed or are simply...
  • Rabies shots a vital protection [Editorial]

    Rabies shots a vital protection [Editorial]
    It's a disease that's been known and feared for hundreds of years, and for good reason. Rabies is a viral infection of a variety that, once symptoms start to show, it's too late to do anything to prevent the disease from progressing. Once it starts...
  • A dollar of prevention is worth $7 of cure [Commentary]

    A dollar of prevention is worth $7 of cure [Commentary]
    Recently we've seen a number of proposed federal budgets, all of which have partisan approaches. The following proposal is bipartisan, stressing two major themes echoed by our major political parties: serving human needs and saving federal dollars. A...
  • New Howard hospital president sees a healthy approach here

    New Howard hospital president sees a healthy approach here
    Steven Snelgrove, the new president of Howard County General Hospital, isn't intimidated by the changing landscape of health care or the challenges it presents for hospitals. He's convinced that his new community is uniquely equipped to handle...
  • Hundreds compete in first Brigance foundation race for ALS

    Hundreds compete in first Brigance foundation race for ALS
    Sherry Stick is a familiar face on the local running circuit, but the 35-year-old Eldersburg resident — the defending champion of the Preakness 5K — had a special reason to take part in a race in Southeast Baltimore on Saturday morning....
  • Lige Lightning team to take part in MS Walk Towson

    Lige Lightning team to take part in MS Walk Towson
    Tricia Lige remembers the first thought she had in 2005 when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis: "I'm going to end up in a wheelchair for the rest of my life." Now, nine years later, the Knettishall resident will be walking with her entire family...