| Jan 16, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The nonprofit Center for the Science in the Public Interest has released its annual Xtreme Eating Awards. The "winners," which appear in the group's "Nutrition Action Healthletter," include offerings from the Cheesecake Factory, IHOP and Johnny Rockets....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:23 PM
Calvin Maddox was buried today, in the city where he won acclaim. The point guard on Dunbar’s 1977 and 1978 Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference basketball champions, he was 54 years old.
Maddox, who lived in Baltimore, died Nov. 2 after...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Flu season is upon us again, but authorities say it won't exhibit as mild a form this year as in seasons past. On Friday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially declared flu an epidemic in Maryland and 46 other states, meaning...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Long before Doug Masiuk became a serious runner, he had to learn how take his lifelong battle with Type 1 diabetes one step at a time.
Diagnosed when he was a toddler, Masiuk, now 38, played soccer through high school at Severna Park.
| 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....
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:32 AM
As a Marine, Sergeant Emily Thompson Schelberg was deployed to Iraq. It was while she traveled the countryside working with a Navy corpsmen on a humanitarian aid mission that Thompson Schelberg discovered her calling.
"I want to help people who may be at...
| 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...
| 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."...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:41 PM
The Rev. Ellis B. Dawson III, an electrician who later in life realized his dream of becoming a Baptist minister, died Saturday from complications of diabetes at Frederick Villa Nursing Center.
He was 72.
The son of a minister and a beautician, Dr....
| Aug 22, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Summer heat played a role in the death of a Baltimore County man under the age of 45 earlier this summer, state health officials have confirmed.
The man is the youngest to have died of heat-related causes in Maryland so far this year. He brings the tally...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 10:23 AM
At a time when nearly a third of Maryland children between ages 10 and 17 are either overweight or obese, you'd think there'd be a law against selling junk food and sugary drinks on school grounds. Wrong. While many in-school cafeterias in Maryland,...