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  • Making rescued pit bulls pets is an unnatural selection [Commentary]

    Making rescued pit bulls pets is an unnatural selection [Commentary]
    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...
  • Antibiotic use in agriculture encourages superbugs

    Antibiotic use in agriculture encourages superbugs
    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...
  • Pit bull involved in owner's death had bitten before

    Pit bull involved in owner's death had bitten before
    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...
  • Former hospital worker sentenced to 39 years in hepatitis case

    Former hospital worker sentenced to 39 years in hepatitis case
    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...
  • Grandmother accused of killing baby by giving him methadone

    Grandmother accused of killing baby by giving him methadone
    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....
  • More than a dozen cases of mumps suspected at Loyola

    More than a dozen cases of mumps suspected at Loyola
    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...
  • C-section rates starting to stabilize

    C-section rates starting to stabilize
    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...
  • Flu 411: What everyone needs to know

    Flu 411: What everyone needs to know
    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...
  • Flu declared epidemic by CDC

    Flu declared epidemic by CDC
    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...
  • By forgoing vaccines, adults leave themselves vulnerable to diseases and viral infections

    By forgoing vaccines, adults leave themselves vulnerable to diseases and viral infections
    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,...
  • Where to find local flu clinics

    Where to find local flu clinics
    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...
  • "Mom, when I can I sit in the shotgun seat?"

    "Mom, when I can I sit in the shotgun seat?"
    I'm not sure if this is a tale of distracted parenting or car safety, but either one works. My 10-year-old son -- who is about one inch shorter than me, if that -- has been begging to ride shotgun for quite some time. It's not a daily question, but...