| May 29, 2012
| 9:20 AM
When you think of superheroes, you might imagine those fellows in tights flying and leaping through the air. Or maybe you think of police officers, firefighters and servicemen and women who risk their lives to protect us.
But I'd like to nominate another...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:58 AM
The American Academy of Pediatrics is modifying its stance on circumcision for the first time in more than a decade, acknowledging that the health benefits outweigh the risks of the procedure, which involves removing the foreskin of a baby boy's penis....
| Jun 9, 2012
| 2:54 PM
When she came home from working a shift at Subway and found Detective Caprice Smith's business card stuck in the front door with the words "Please call" scribbled on the back, the 10 life-changing minutes she had spent in the back seat of a Cherry Hill...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 11:15 AM
There are many lessons parents could learn from the ghastly death of Phylicia Barnes ("Johnson guilty in Barnes case," Feb. 7). Though the media and the justice system were taken to task by the victim's family when she disappeared, the beautiful young...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 3:21 PM
Nearly 35,000 low-income women in the state are now eligible for free pregnancy counseling, contraception and screenings for sexually transmitted diseases and breast cancer under a program that starts at the beginning of the year.
Lawmakers and health...
| Nov 25, 2011
Tobacco sales compliance
The health department's Learn to Live program offers to retailers a tobacco sales compliance kit. The kit includes a training guide that explains Maryland's tobacco laws. It's illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 8:54 AM
Well, it's about time. At last we have a candidate with the guts to close down our embassy in Iran were she elected president. Thank you, Michele Bachmann. Oh — and thank you Jimmy Carter as well, since he closed down the embassy there in 1980 in...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' decision this week to overrule the Food and Drug Administration commissioner and refuse to authorize girls under age 17 to have over-the-counter access to the emergency contraceptive pill known as...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 8:15 AM
If a girl 16 or younger has had vaginal intercourse, she's been raped ("Plan B is overruled," Dec. 9). Few states allow marriage or consensual sex under the age of 17. Do we really want such a girl, afraid that she may become pregnant, to take her...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Remember that awkward silence that fell across the nation back in '94 when Bill Clinton's surgeon general used the M-word?
Jocelyn Elders, speaking at an AIDS conference at the U.N. about reducing the risk of sexually transmitted disease, said that...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 9:59 AM
Are forced marriages a major issue in the United States — even here in Maryland? The problem might not get a lot of attention, but it is bigger than most people realize.
In fact, there is growing concern over forced marriages, including in the...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Here we are at the fifth episode: Still waiting on a physical altercation between the roommates, and hoping for some sort of monumental event that will bring us back next week. I think the producers took a different route and decided to tempt us as if...