| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
About two months ago, I was driving home from Frederick at about 2 a.m., and I passed a specter on the side of the road. At least I thought so, because it was hard for me to believe that I had seen what I thought I saw. I pulled over to the side of the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:55 AM
I fully support liberating any animal from abuse. It does not follow however, that rescued animals — pit bulls in particular — should be pushed as companion pets by shelters and rescue organizations.
Terry Douglass of Baltimore became the...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:02 AM
It's hard to imagine that something as distant as a feedlot could have an impact on our health. After all, industrial farming operations are located far from where many of us live.
But the recent news of an antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:45 PM
A traveling medical technician who spread hepatitis C to dozens of patients getting treatment in hospitals in Maryland and around the country was sentenced Monday to 39 years in federal prison.
David Kwiatkowski, 34, who did contract work at four...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:34 PM
City animal control officers had seized the pit bull earlier this year that was involved in a fatal attack on its owner early Friday, but returned the dog because they "did not feel the dog was a threat to the public," according to a statement from...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:11 PM
A grandmother has been charged with killing her 1-year-old grandson and injuring a granddaughter by rubbing methadone on their gums, Baltimore police say.
Towanda Reaves, 50, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder and multiple assault charges....
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:50 PM
A dozen or more cases of mumps have been reported among Loyola University Maryland students over the past month, prompting officials to alert the campus community to signs of the rare virus that has spread rapidly across college campuses in recent...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Doctors who have been trying to stem the number of c-sections in recent years got good news this morning when new federal data showed that the rate of the procedure has started to level off.
More women are also waiting longer in their pregnancy to...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:25 PM
It's flu season in Baltimore.
A few days after Christmas, Baltimore resident Kathleen Dudley began experiencing telltale signs of the flu — fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, cough and overall exhaustion.
"The worst part — the fever...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Federal health officials declared this season's flu outbreak an epidemic Friday as Maryland hospitals and clinics continued to treat unusually high numbers of patients for the virus and manufacturers reported low supplies of the vaccine to treat the...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:15 PM
As children, our parents take us to the doctor every year, like clockwork.
As we get older, regular checkups often fall by the wayside. But they shouldn't. For adults, checkups, preventative screenings and vaccinations are vital to living healthy,...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:30 AM
The flu can strike people starting in October, so Maryland health officials are rolling out their flu vaccine clinics. People can also get flu shots at most pharmacies, doctors' offices and sometimes at work. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu...