| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:08 PM
The state's first confirmed flu case this season was detected Thursday in a child living in the Washington suburbs, state health officials said.
The child, who was not identified, was hospitalized briefly, but is recovering.
The flu strain detected...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Fall is a beautiful season, and a wonderful way to celebrate is at Fall Fest, on Saturday, Oct. 19, 4-8 p.m., hosted by Grace Episcopal Church, 6720 Montgomery Road, in Elkridge.
This is fun for the whole family, and it also sounds like a great way to...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Last week at dinner with friends, we got on the subject of those pesky robocalls, which we seniors have been bombarded with and have complained so much about. Remember, I wrote about the subject in Senior Circles ("Telephone scams target senior citizens...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Where: Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia
When: Friday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Details: Admission is free; 160 venders, workshops, health screenings, flu shots, entertainment and more; parking at Columbia mall,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Unrelenting rains last Thursday canceled the weekly bike ride for seniors, a 20-mile jaunt from Columbia to Ellicott City and back again. But elsewhere in Howard County, the rain didn't stop the county's growing senior population.
At the Elkridge Senior...
| Dec 29, 2013
For those looking for a fairly simple and pain-free resolution for the new year, here's one: Get a carbon monoxide detector for your home or business or both. If you already have one, perhaps it's time to change the batteries or at least test them.
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Virginia Bates, a poet and artist who opposed the Vietnam War and was a founder of the Howard County Peace Action Community, died of complications from the flu Dec. 9 at Bridgepoint of Los Altos, an assisted-living facility in California. The former...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 5:54 AM
Nanotechnology developed in Baltimore could help brighten household LED light bulbs or touch screens in the new year as startup Pixelligent prepares to ramp up manufacturing.
The Dundalk-based company is searching the region for space for a...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 3:11 PM
After a slow start to flu season in Maryland, physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they are starting to see a jump in cases around the state.
Trish M. Perl, a professor of medicine and pathology at Johns Hopkins Medicine,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Pullout the sweaters, jackets and umbrellas if need be, but don't miss all the wonderful events coming up soon.
The choir from Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church will be performing in a benefit concert for the American Cancer Society at Bethany...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:42 PM
As he has done in three recent trials, the attorney for convicted sex offender Nelson Bernard Clifford told jurors Wednesday that he had a "consensual encounter" with a woman who says he broke into her home and attacked her.
Baltimore prosecutors told...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:51 AM
The beginning of the school year is a time when allergy symptoms in children may flare up. Dr. Manav Singla, a specialist at the Asthma Allergy & Sinus Center in Baltimore, said the change in fall temperature, allergens and environment during this time...