| Jan 2, 2013
| 11:37 AM
The new year of 2013 has begun!
The festive holidays are a memory and new events are planned for January and the Senior Center in Aberdeen began its winter session on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Jan. 3, there was blood pressure screening from 10 a.m....
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Area hospitals are coping with a surge of patients with achy bodies, fevers and sore throats as the nation grapples with a flu season that has hit earlier and harder than usual.
The flu virus is unpredictable, so no one knows when the outbreak will...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 1:36 PM
There's no magic bullet that will suddenly solve all the problems in a community like Baltimore's Oliver neighborhood, not even the small army of city officials who descended on the East Baltimore community this week. But the effort is still worth it if...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:45 PM
As we struggle through the fifth year of recession, facing budget cuts, austerity and now the sequester, it may be a good time to re-evaluate our national priorities. Last year, the Reach Out and Read program that distributes books to low-income...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 10:00 AM
A frequent bugaboo of the fiscal cliff debacle was the "milk cliff" — the threat of milk price doubling if Congress failed to extend dairy subsidies. Parents were expected to forgo other necessities because their children "had to have milk."...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Vernissia Tam gulped down half a glass of champagne at noon Friday and prepared to scream. She was about to find out what kind of doctor she would become, and where she would train.
"No peeking," a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine official...
| Dec 19, 2012
America's children seem to be shortchanged on almost every issue we face as a society.
Not only are we failing to protect our children from deranged people wielding semi-automatic guns, we're not protecting them from poverty. The rate of child poverty...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Did you know that experts predict our children will be the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents? You ask, why? Today, children drink more sugar-sweetened beverages than their parents, as children. Too much sugar in the...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
I am grateful to Mark Komrad for his expert commentary related to persuading a troubled loved one or friend into professional mental health treatment and The Sun for publishing it ("Helping them to get help," Dec. 19). I would like to emphasize a point...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 11:50 AM
You might not have received your open enrollment package yet, but you probably know what to expect: Higher premiums. More out-of-pocket costs. Enticements to participate in wellness programs.
This may be the last predictable open-enrollment season....
| Oct 31, 2012
| 9:55 AM
November is a busy month for the Aberdeen Senior Activity Center.
Today (Friday) starts out early with a Quilting Workshop from 9 until noon. This workshop is held every Friday. The men will hold their Discussion Group from 10 until 11 a.m. Then, from...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Jean Pfefferkorn, a Howard County Public Library staff member, posted an online item about a week ago on seasonal affective disorder, which carries symptoms ranging from increased appetite to suicidal thoughts.
Dr. George Groman, a cardiologist at Johns...