| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:40 PM
State health officials are reminding parents to get their kids their vaccinations before school starts.
Some of the requirements are new, and students can be kept out of the classroom if they do not have the proper shots.
“We have spent the past...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Slowly, winter 2014 thaws. Very slowly. We will likely need all spring and summer to recover. Our house and immediate surroundings are a case in point.
Most obvious are the potholes and ruts on the JFX and city streets. They remind me of virulent...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Barbara Walters will retire in May of next year, a source familiar with her plans told Reuters on Thursday. (Deadline Hollywood broke the story; Read it here.)
The 83-year-old executive producer and co-host of "The View" has struggled with health issues...
| May 15, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Maryland's children would be required to get more vaccines before attending school under a proposal being considered by state health officials.
But doctors and state health officials said most children are already getting the shots and that they are...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 10:00 PM
With the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, there should be a renewed interest in "A Night to Remember," Baltimorean Walter Lord's recreation of the ship's sinking. It is a classic in the dramatiuc retelling of an historical event, and you could draw a...
| Jul 11, 2011
The topics of vaccines and vaccine safety spark emotional outbursts at scientific meetings and family dinner tables alike. But many of these debates are remarkably fact-free. Surprisingly few people — not just concerned parents but also doctors,...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 11:04 AM
An article in the Dec. 7, 1961, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian recognized the participation of several local teenagers in a new aquatic competition.
Four 17-year old members of the Rollingwood Pool in Catonsville have entered the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: Can I get shingles from another person?
A: No, you can't, and here's why:
Shingles is caused by a virus called varicella-zoster virus --"VZ virus" or just "VZV". Almost all adults have been infected with this virus. Many became infected in childhood....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
During a recent office visit, I saw a 4-year-old child who was not one of my regular patients. He had a fever and a runny nose. His mother was giving me the child's medical history as I began examining the boy. I had my back slightly turned from her.
| Nov 21, 2013
Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:22 AM
No one was actually naked in Kira Pandukht's living room last Thursday, but any traces of formality disappeared the moment the front door opened.
On a long table facing the entryway, the Laguna Beach artist — who goes professionally by her first...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:05 PM
While the benefits of vaccines in preventing certain diseases is well-documented, a growing number of parents in coastal Orange County school districts, including Laguna Beach and Newport-Mesa, are excluding their children from certain recommended...