| May 14, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Growing up in Texas, I played softball — fast pitch. After playing in the hot Texas sun, our team, the Sweetpeas, had a snack of oranges and water, in containers brought from home.
Today, my husband and I are new Howard County residents, and we...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 5:00 AM
A recent Harvard School of Public Health study indicated that potatoes, especially chips or fries, but even boiled ones, contribute more to weight gain than other foods.
But rather than putting the question to rest, the finding prompted the U.S. Potato...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 5:25 PM
A new study of more than 500,000 cardiac patients who underwent recent cardiac stent or angioplasty procedures in the United States has found that up to 15 percent were either unnecessary or appeared to be of uncertain medical benefit.
| Mar 21, 2012
As an entertainment entrepreneur, Earl Monroe is engaged in putting together a reality television show with a woking title of "What If?" As a Hall of Famer who wears a ring he received for being one of the NBA's top-50 all-time players, Monroe asks the...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Few films in movie history — and maybe no other film by a first-time writer-director — proved to be the breakthrough moment for as many talents as a made-in-Baltimore comedy-drama called "Diner."
Viewers still respond to all the people in it,...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 3:40 PM
Health care technology company WellDoc Inc. is close to raising $5 million from individual investors that will allow it to expand its mobile applications for disease management.
WellDoc, based in Baltimore, developed a mobile phone-based application that...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 8:38 AM
A fear of heights usually keeps Billy Stapleton grounded.
Only once in the past dozen years has the Catonsville resident ever flown on an airplane and that caused the same reaction he usually has when he confronts his fear: his body temperature rose...
| May 18, 2012
| 8:23 AM
A Columbia-based biotechnology company said this week it received the world’s first government approval to market a stem cell drug, in Canada.
Osiris Therapeutics, founded in 1992, spent 17 years developing a stem cell therapy that offers anti-...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. This week, Deb Schulze weighs in on fiber....
| Jun 27, 2011
| 8:24 AM
A couple weeks back, Obama impersonator Reggie Brown was given the boot from a Republican conference after he apparently offended organizers by using racial humor.
On HBO this weekend, liberal comedian Bill Maher contended that Brown's act was halted...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Here's Bucky on last night's Amazing Race premiere! Take it away, Bucky, and thanks again!Welcome to the 17th season of the Emmy award-winning (but not this year, for some inexplicable reason) competitive reality show, “The Amazing Race.” I am...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Guest blogger Amanda here:I'm back with more observations and recaps from episode two of "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," in which Oliver's back for more punishment dished out by Los Angeles administrators.--When the episode begins, the earnest Oliver is...