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  • There are many ways to support the needy this holiday season

    There are many ways to support the needy this holiday season
    As we come to the close of another challenging year on the economic front for many, local nonprofit groups throughout the area are struggling to make ends meet and address growing needs in the community. These groups and the people they serve need our...
  • State weighs regulations for research labs

    State weighs regulations for research labs
    State health officials are weighing new safeguards for research laboratories and biotechnology companies that handle potentially deadly infectious pathogens, but whether they will impose any remains uncertain because they don't know how big a threat there...
  • HIV: we can and must get to zero [Commentary]

    HIV: we can and must get to zero [Commentary]
    The havoc that HIV can wreak on a family and a community can be devastating. Over the past three decades, we have watched helplessly as friends and family members died from HIV-related illnesses. Each one lived life brimming with hope and energy, prepared...
  • Baltimore's Washington Monument glows red for World AIDS Day

    Baltimore's Washington Monument glows red for World AIDS Day
    A small service and a moment of silence under a glowing-red Washington Monument commemorated World AIDS Day in Mount Vernon Sunday evening. The Rev. Joseph Muth of St. Matthew Catholic Church on Loch Raven Boulevard told the roughly two dozen gathered...
  • Newtown's lone gunman [Editorial]

    Newtown's lone gunman  [Editorial]
    The recent report issued by Danbury State's Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III may not be the definitive account of the Newtown shootings of nearly one year ago, but the 48-page document is worth reading. Perhaps not so much for what it finds as it what...
  • Harms of Marijuana Use

    Harms of Marijuana Use
    On Friday, I shared some thoughts on the current debate surrounding marijuana legalization in Maryland.  Without surprise, many pot advocates and enthusiasts were none too happy to read my questioning of their dogma. Many repeated the arguments rebutted...
  • Social media can help contain illness [Commentary]

    Social media can help contain illness [Commentary]
    In 1998, I had a start-up called NotFilms.com that provided an online platform for home videos.  At that time, online video was the size of a matchbook and very few people had a broadband connection capable of uploading video (let alone watching it), so...
  • 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...
  • Mrs. Maryland Zereana Jess-Huff on surviving cancer, promoting women's health and striking a work-life balance

    Mrs. Maryland Zereana Jess-Huff on surviving cancer, promoting women's health and striking a work-life balance
    Columbia resident Zereana Jess-Huff was crowned Mrs. Maryland America 2014 in October. For the 34-year-old wife, mother, philanthropist and corporate executive, winning the crown provided a fitting ending to a frightening chapter in her life and an...
  • Grant targets continuing lead poisoning threats in Baltimore

    Grant targets continuing lead poisoning threats in Baltimore
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to help educate Baltimore families about the risks to young children of lead poisoning, which despite progress made in reducing exposure over the years still affects nearly 3,000 youngsters...
  • Syrian civil war heightens polio risk [Commentary]

    Syrian civil war heightens polio risk [Commentary]
    In 1951, my Great Uncle William Kirkpatrick, who had polio, became the first person to be injected with Jonas Salk's experimental polio vaccine. The vaccine would become Salk's gift to the world, but at the time it was untested and undergoing...
  • Keep our working families healthy and safe [Commentary]

    Keep our working families healthy and safe [Commentary]
    Consider this scenario: A single mom's baby wakes up with a fever. She can either give him a dose of Tylenol, hoping it brings the baby's temperature down long enough to make it through her shift as a waitress, or stay home and miss a whole day's pay...