| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Regarding your recent editorial on the Columbia Mall shooting, it is vitally important that people not remain silent but intervene to get a mentally disturbed people into treatment ("With no warning," March 16).
The recent Columbia Mall shooting...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Polls show a majority of Americans support bans on smoking in public places. That wasn't true a decade ago, but the numbers are so high now — between 55 and 59 percent in recent years, according to Gallup — that a growing number of cities,...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:01 PM
With a potential restaurant-related outbreak of gastroenteritis under investigation in Harford County, plus a typical rise of gastrointestinal illnesses during the late winter, residents are being urged to take common-sense measures to reduce the spread...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Complaints about stomach aches in Harford County might turn out to be more than a series of bellyaching.
The Harford County Health Department and the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene are investigating an outbreak of stomach issues, a...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:45 AM
In response to your recent editorial about the health risks associated with pesticides, I offer the following factual information and thoughts ("Understanding pesticide risks," Feb. 19):
It is time to stop spreading a message of fear and instead take...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:39 AM
During the last decade, local, state and federal governments have sought to make smoking inconvenient by restricting where and when people can light up. They have made it more expensive by increasing taxes — to the point that a pack of cigarettes...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Dr. Raymond Seltser, former associate dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health who was the author of seminal epidemiological articles on smoking, stroke and radiation, died Feb. 16 of pneumonia at Sibley Memorial Hospital in...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:46 AM
As a melanoma survivor, I know the pain and uncertainty of going through treatment. My melanoma was probably caused by years of being outdoors as a kid before sunscreen was invented. I am grateful for the treatment I received at Johns Hopkins Hospital...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:25 AM
"Brain breaks" are becoming part of the Howard County school day, and it's all part of the fight against childhood obesity. The physical activities breaks are part of the Howard County Public School System's implementation of the not-yet-finalized...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Baltimore City plans to help corner stores in West Baltimore stock healthier fare, and get kids and their parents interested in buying it, as part of an effort to reduce childhood obesity.
Though on the decline among young children nationally, obesity...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Thanks for your recent editorial supporting a ban on indoor tanning by minors ("Ban the booth," Jan. 20).
As a melanoma survivor, I know the pain and uncertainty of going through treatment for that illness. My melanoma was probably caused by years of...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:23 AM
Even in frigid weather, Ginger Myers' pigs are happy.
"As cold as it gets, the pigs are out there, snorting and playing like kids bundled up and running around," says the owner of Evermore Farm, a family-owned livestock and produce farm in Westminster....