| 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 9, 2014
| 11:05 AM
The elderly man in the back row stood up. I was five minutes into a 30-minute talk about heart disease that Sunday morning at a local church. He asked a simple medical question. I, in turn, responded with a routine answer that all of us physicians give....
| May 11, 2014
| 3:33 PM
This weekend a convoy of nearly 300 bike riders canvassed 140 miles of state highways, back roads and bike trails to equate the farthest distance that members of a Baltimore-based community organization travel to deliver free food and services to people...
| 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...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Baltimore once suffered the highest rate of tuberculosis infection of any large city in the country — 75 cases per 100,000 people in 1966.
Since the 1980s, however, the city has served as a model for tuberculosis control and prevention, helping to...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:05 AM
In 2010, Laurel resident Beverly Hunt and friend and business partner Sylvia Baffour traveled to Ghana to distribute water filters they had purchased for villagers living without access to clean drinking water. In February, reporter Gwendolyn Glenn...
| 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 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...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
I read two letters in The Sun that involve mental health and hope that Maryland will join other states with common sense laws to address severe mental illness, thus closing the revolving door between jail and hospital ("Dealing with trauma like WMAR...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Two cases of Legionnaires' disease have been confirmed at a senior housing complex in East Baltimore, city health officials said Friday.
A pair of residents at the 149-unit Apostolic Towers Apartments at 201 N. Washington St. tested positive for the...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
What is it going to take for society to realize that treating mental Illness is a serious issue that needs funding and major revamping in this state ("WMAR barricade suspect had been hospitalized for mental illness, mother says," May 14)?
I had the very...
| May 18, 2014
| 12:44 PM
As thousands of Baltimore-area college students accept their diplomas this spring, many will have found themselves profoundly transformed by the experience.
Members of the Class of 2014 include a woman with cystic fibrosis who was told she would never...