| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:45 PM
State health officials are reviewing Maryland's tanning bed regulations.
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Friday it wants public input on the regulations, which require anyone under 18 to have permission from a parent or guardian before...
| May 26, 2012
Joshua A. Barbati, a retired Baltimore County public school educator and longtime Loch Raven resident, died May 11 of melanoma at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, N.C.
He was 79.
The son of Italian immigrants, Mr. Barbati was born in...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 4:56 PM
The pastel-colored ball of yarn made its way from one tiny hand to another at the Camp Kesem "empowerment ceremony," with each camper unraveling their part of a common, painful thread.
What bound them together was cancer — which had come...
| May 25, 2012
| 10:10 AM
I had just finished picking up my grande skim latte at a Starbucks in Timonium, and I was walking to my car, when I spotted THIS gorgeous car in the parking lot.
No, it's not a Lamborghini (I saw one in the heart of Baltimore last week, btw), nor a...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 12:33 PM
When it comes to breast health, Howard County women now have treatment options closer to home.
Howard County General Hospital this year opened a new breast center, offering comprehensive services like mammographies, diagnostics and biopsies, and a full...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 3:13 PM
She enters the clinic on a walker, slow yet remarkably steady, and as Pauline Wood hails her host for the day, she gives him a bag of lemon tarts she rose early that morning to bake.
With her white hair and glasses, Wood, 89, is every inch the lovable...
| Apr 21, 2012
Don Backe and Karl Guerra share more than a love for sailing: After their lives were transformed by tragedy, both men used the sport and the organization they now run to regain their sense of purpose.
Backe helped found Chesapeake Region Accessible...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 12:17 PM
March is observed across the nation as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Many survivors, patients, caregivers and others whose lives have been affected by colorectal cancer come together to generate awareness of the importance of getting screened and...
| May 27, 2011
| 4:22 AM
FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Today is “Don’t Fry Day,” designated by the EPA and the National Council on Skin Cancer to remind Americans to protect themselves and their kids from too much sun. As you head off for the beach or park,......
| Jun 24, 2011
Farmers' Market checks for seniors
Distribution of the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program checks will begin in July at Anne Arundel County Senior Activity Centers. Checks are good for the purchase of fresh produce at the county's farmers' markets....
| 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...
| Nov 26, 2011
The most comprehensive study ever on the link between organ donations and cancer is arming physicians with new data that could help make the procedures safer.
Organ transplant patients get new kidneys, livers and lungs that save their lives, but they...