| Aug 16, 2012
| 6:55 AM
Tonight is ripe with the promise of a masquerade party for the ladies and before even seeing the costumes, there's a fight over them. Gina and Marcella make a beeline for the boxes of costumes to grab matching booty shorts before the other ladies snatch...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 4:40 AM
I had a moment looking around my living room this morning where I thought it looked like a tornado had hit. Maybe it was actually Tropical Storm Isaac.
The National Hurricane Center predicts that Tropical Storm Isaac is likely to form in the Caribbean...
| Dec 29, 1996
The boy loves games of chance. He loves slot machines and playing cards and instant-win lottery tickets. He learned at an early age to count coins, and to bet them. He learned in the hospital that money comes in get-well cards.Michael Hirschbeck learned...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:40 PM
To the editor: As a school nurse, I read this article on the high rates of vaccine exemptions for schoolchildren based on parents' personal beliefs with dismay but not surprise. ("Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials," Sept....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a time doctors and health professionals use to educate the public about the importance of staying current on necessary vaccinations.
Dr. Joseph Zebley, a family physician based in Baltimore City, said the...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:48 PM
ANNAPOLIS -- The county Health Department will hold shingles vaccine clinics for seniors next week.
County residents ages 60 and older can attend one of two clinics offered in the county:
- Monday -- Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew St.
- Tuesday --...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe.
A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of “adverse effects” from 11...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed last year, at the age of 38, with shingles. What causes someone who is relatively young to get shingles? Does this mean I'm more likely to get it again? Should I get the vaccine at this point or wait until the recommended...
| Jan 21, 2014
I recently treated a 2-year-old with a most interesting history who subsequently developed a weird rash. Oddly enough, I'd read an article shortly after seeing this child that described his case perfectly. I only wish I'd seen the story a week earlier....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:08 PM
As if the fiery rash and painful blisters of shingles were not punishment enough, the average patient who suffers a resurgence of the dormant chickenpox virus known as herpes zoster -- or shingles -- has a higher risk of heart attack or mild stroke two...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A flu shot may not be enough; you may be ready for other vaccinations.
With autumn approaching, it's time to review your vaccinations and see if you need any updates. Here are the shots to consider:
- Influenza: Soon it will be time to get your annual...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR TIM: Many roofs in my neighborhood, mine included, are covered with black streaks. What's causing this to happen, and can the roofs be cleaned? I'm able to walk on my asphalt shingle roof with ease, but am afraid of hurting the shingles by cleaning...