| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Most Marylanders are not aware of the shortage of one type medical specialists that will affect health care availability for decades: Podiatrists. Podiatry is the medical specialty that deals with foot and ankle injuries and disease. Don't laugh. This...
| 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...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:20 AM
What if there was a completely preventable disease that affected one in 38 American children under the age of six and Congress effectively eliminated the funding that supports efforts to eradicate the cause of the disease? There is such a disease —...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to help educate Baltimore families about the risks to young children of lead poisoning, which despite progress made in reducing exposure over the years still affects nearly 3,000 youngsters...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules to protect pets, and their owners, from contaminated food.
The Preventive Controls for Food for Animals rule would set new manufacturing standards for people and facilities involved in the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Smokers looking to light up socially haven't been able to in Maryland's bars and restaurants since 2007, when the General Assembly banned smoking in most public places.
Enter the state's growing number of hookah lounges, where patrons smoke flavored...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:45 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sickle cell disease affects an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 Americans. It is most prevalent in people with ancestors from Africa, South or Central America, the Caribbean, Mediterranean countries,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:50 PM
The number of Maryland children poisoned by lead fell to a new low again last year, even as state officials expanded their effort to deal with a much larger pool of youngsters harboring lower levels of the harmful substance in their blood.
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:59 PM
State health investigators suspect that a deadly outbreak of infections at Monarch Medspa in Timonium last year may have stemmed from "visibly dirty" equipment or two health care workers who carried the same bacterium found in patients, according to a...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:42 PM
During a weekend gathering of black alumni from the University of Maryland Law School in which the continuing inequalities faced by African-Americans was discussed, one participant called for Baltimore to preserve the city's tradition of public pools....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When Brian Kahatt discovered a marble-sized lump on his neck a few years ago, he didn't think anything of it. When it didn't go away after a couple of months, he decided to see a doctor.
The doctor told him he had stage 3 tonsil cancer.
Seven weeks of...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Flu shots are back -- at Giant Food and other area retailers.
Giant is now offering the vaccinations at all in-store pharmacies with no appointment needed.
Shoppers with a Giant Pharmacy Prescription Savings Card get $10 off the regular price, and...