| Feb 8, 2014
The past few weeks have been rough on Marin Alsop.
Late last month, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's music director gathered with family and friends in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., at the bedside of her mother. Ruth Alsop, whose career included playing...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Lewis B. Whiting Jr., a retired businessman and charter boat captain, died Jan. 8 of lung cancer at West Virginia University Medical Center in Morgantown. The former Towson resident was 73.
The son of Dr. Lewis B. Whiting Sr., an orthopedic surgeon, and...
| Jan 31, 2014
February is American Heart month. The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers kits and fact sheets about heart disease, its risk factors and prevention on the website learntolivehealthy.org.
Tobacco-free kids week
February 9 to 15, kids...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It's been half a century since the first U.S. surgeon general's report appeared linking smoking to lung cancer. In the decades that followed, federal and state health officials waged a vigorous public information and education campaign that convinced...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:52 AM
The students at Benjamin Franklin High School have it right. They have organized against Energy Answers' waste-to-energy incinerator planned for a location within one mile of three schools in Curtis Bay.
Not only should it not be built so close to their...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Just in case you hadn't heard, smoking is bad for you.
From a certain perspective, it doesn't seem as though it needs to be repeated, but given Harford County's increasing rate of lung cancer, and the association of that deadly ailment with inhaling...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Ralph M. Vitale Sr., a retired heating and plumbing contractor, died Jan. 11 of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 81.
The son of Joseph Vitale, a superintendent with the city's water department, and Mary Vitale, a homemaker, Ralph...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:38 AM
It was gratifying to us to have seen the timely feature story that appeared on Jan. 15, following our recent news release about newest DHMH Cancer Report data that reflect increased rates of cancer of the lung and bronchus in the County. However, I was...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 7:43 AM
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, January 9, 1964:
A huge early morning fire in Havre de Grace completely destroyed the Carroll's laundry building 50 years ago. The damage was estimated at $100,000. One hundred and twenty-five...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 6:49 PM
The Rev. Robert Nugent, a Roman Catholic priest whose support of gays and lesbians in the church brought the Vatican's censure, ending his public role as an advocate for reconciling church doctrines with the realities of gay life, died...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Americans are being diagnosed with fewer cases of lung cancer, the most deadly type of the disease, largely because of efforts to curb tobacco use, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The report comes...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Contrary to the rest of Maryland, lung cancer is on the rise in Harford County, the county health department said Tuesday.
According to a 2013 Cancer Data report from the Cigarette Research Fund Program of the Maryland Department of Health, lung cancer...