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  • Two additional vaccinations required for students in Carroll County

    Two additional vaccinations required for students in Carroll County
    Although it's still mid-summer, the first day of school is not far off. In addition to choosing a backpack in which to carry their new pencils and notebooks, some Carroll County students also have to get additional immunizations before they can start...
  • Howard health department leading phone survey on state of county's wellbeing

    Howard health department leading phone survey on state of county's wellbeing
    The Howard County Health Department is conducting telephone surveys this summer asking residents about their health. The initiative is part of a larger project in collaboration with other organizations to improve community health and wellness. In...
  • Md. health officials monitoring for mosquito-borne chikungunya virus after Fla. case reported

    Md. health officials monitoring for mosquito-borne chikungunya virus after Fla. case reported
    State health officials are urging Marylanders to be wary of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus and, now, the dengue-like virus chikungunya — raising concerns after it was reported in a Florida man Thursday. The chikungunya case is...
  • We're fat because we aren't moving [Commentary]

    We're fat because we aren't moving [Commentary]
    New research suggests that Americans aren't obese because we eat too much. It's because we exercise too little. And by too little I mean, not at all. And whatever exercise we get peaks before the age of 10 — and perhaps as early as 2 — and...
  • Pool chemical accidents can be avoided [Letter]

    We were saddened to hear of the accidental exposure of YMCA campers to excessive levels of pool chemicals at Camp Letts in Edgewater ("Anne Arundel campers sickened by chemicals in pool," July 9). With proper pool design, operation and maintenance, this...
  • Army engineer honored for improving battlefield communications

    Army engineer honored for improving battlefield communications
    Imagine a life without smartphones, without Skype, without Wi-Fi-enabled laptops. Now imagine being a soldier in Afghanistan, patrolling remote valleys with only the most basic form of communication: A radio that can transmit only to other soldiers...
  • 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults alcohol related

    1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults alcohol related
    Excessive drinking accounts for 10 percent of deaths among working-age adults, making it the leading cause of preventable death of Americans, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The alcohol use killed...
  • Fireworks in Howard County [Editorial]

    Fireworks in Howard County  [Editorial]
    In Howard County, it's perfectly legal to consume the biggest, most gargantuan family-size bag of barbecue-flavored potato chips at one sitting and wash it down with a case of the most sugary soda ever made. Or, if that's not your taste, perhaps something...
  • Harris has good reason to oppose D.C. marijuana law [Letter]

    Harris has good reason to oppose D.C. marijuana law [Letter]
    Your recent editorial, "The Harris boycott" (July 7) put far too much emphasis on the politics and not enough on what really matters. The Washington, D.C., City Council has just passed the most lenient marijuana decriminalization law in the nation, with a...
  • In Maryland, smoking could cost you job

    In Maryland, smoking could cost you job
    Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center — whether as a surgeon or security guard — will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco. The Annapolis hospital's new hiring policy might be controversial, but it is...
  • Tragedy explored in 'Broken Heart Land' [Commentary]

    Tragedy explored in 'Broken Heart Land' [Commentary]
    His family doesn't know if Zack actually heard any of it firsthand. Maybe he was at that City Council meeting (some people swear he was) or maybe not. Either way, they figure he probably knew about the things that were said, how his neighbors in the...
  • Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]

    Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's report on the harms of smoking, which launched anti-tobacco public health efforts that have saved an estimated 8 million American lives. We are today a far more educated public when it...