| May 22, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Q: I’ve heard a lot about raw dog food, but it seems pricey. Is it safe? Are the health benefits substantial?
A: Raw diets for dogs (including raw meat) have become increasingly popular. Some pet owners -- even some veterinarians -- swear by them,...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Six people will be added to the Edgewood High School Hall of Fame during afternoon and evening ceremonies to be held at the school on Wednesday, June 5. The six will join 20 others inducted during the first two years of the program which honors alumni,...
| Apr 2, 2013
The day after her ex-husband's funeral in January, Sabrina Lumpkin started calling every public official she could think of, trying to get someone to pay attention.
Warren Lumpkin, 34, had died in a Southwest Baltimore house of heart complications...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Maryland's healthiest residents live in Howard County, while those with the most health problems reside in Baltimore City, according to new rankings to be released today.
The health patterns among the two areas differ greatly, the report by the Robert...
| May 24, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Norovirus was likely the culprit that sickened 200 students and nine staff members at Pot Spring Elementary in Timonium last week, Baltimore County health officials have found.
About a third of the school's students were absent May 17 because of...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Harford County Executive David R. Craig got his flue shot, and he's urging all Harford residents to get one as well.
His vaccination was administered by the Harford County Health Department in Bel Air.
"Flu season is upon us and I join with the Harford...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Anyone seeking to purchase a gun — even those buying weapons at a show or through a private dealer — should be required to pass a background check through a national database, according to recommendations drafted by a panel of violence...
| 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 16, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Flu season is upon us again, but authorities say it won't exhibit as mild a form this year as in seasons past. On Friday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially declared flu an epidemic in Maryland and 46 other states, meaning...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Autistic children of federal workers in 22 states begin receiving insurance coverage this month for a key behavioral treatment, under a decision by the Office of Personnel Management.
Maryland, home to the third-largest population of federal workers...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 1:40 PM
A national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to a tainted steroid killed two Marylanders. Nearly two dozen people living with the disease and hundreds of others who may have been exposed fear they may be next.
Sheila Smelkinson began suffering in...