| Feb 9, 2014
| 3:08 PM
A student at Watkins Mill High School in Montgomery County has active tuberculosis and parents were told Feb. 6 in a letter that some other staff and students will be tested for the disease, though the risk of transmission is small.
The letter from...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Heroin laced with the synthetic opioid fentanyl has killed 37 Marylanders since September, state health officials said today.
The deaths, reported by Maryland's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, accounted for 12 percent of the 318 overdose deaths...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in humans, and within the U.S. more than 9,100 men and women die each year from melanomas of the skin. That puts it among the top-10 deadliest forms of cancer, ranking 6th overall for whites.
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:45 PM
When his son Owen was diagnosed with autism at 18 months, Pat Skerry did not believe it.
"I thought it was way too early," the Towson men's basketball coach recalled. "It could have been other things. I was not really accepting of it."
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Drug dealers are lacing heroin with the potent painkiller fentanyl, creating a deadly cocktail that is killing unknowing users — sometimes within minutes of use.
The drug combination has killed dozens of people in several states, prompting law...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Many young people are not getting timely treatment for their HIV infections, and that is putting their long-term health at risk and threatening the health of their partners, a new study from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center found.
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Lawmakers arrive back in Annapolis this week to a major piece of unfinished business: passing a dog bite liability bill to address the unintended consequences of the Maryland Court of Appeals' ruling in which pit bull-type dogs were deemed inherently...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Everybody was afraid of freezing. I was afraid of falling.
During the recent polar vortex — we used to call them cold snaps — warnings were issued about frostbite and how quickly it can attack bare skin when temperatures drop into the single...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Over the past 20 years, conflicting information regarding the use of hormone therapy — and in particular bioidentical hormone therapy, which chemically matches hormones the body already produces — has confused women experiencing...
| Dec 20, 2013
Cold weather tips
The Department of Health offers information on how to safely enjoy cold weather: Visit the website aahealth.org. Click on "cold weather tips" under "Hot topics." This includes dressings for cold weather, suggestions for items to have at...
| Dec 29, 2013
For those looking for a fairly simple and pain-free resolution for the new year, here's one: Get a carbon monoxide detector for your home or business or both. If you already have one, perhaps it's time to change the batteries or at least test them.
| 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...