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  • A life-saving gift for 2014 [Editorial]

    A life-saving gift for 2014  [Editorial]
    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. On...
  • Opioid-laced heroin results in spate of deaths

    Opioid-laced heroin results in spate of deaths
    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...
  • Ban the booth [Editorial]

    Ban the booth  [Editorial]
    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. Given...
  • For Towson basketball coach Pat Skerry, autism awareness hits close to home

    For Towson basketball coach Pat Skerry, autism awareness hits close to home
    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." His wife,...
  • Fentanyl-laced heroin killing Marylanders

    Fentanyl-laced heroin killing Marylanders
    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...
  • Treatment delayed for youth with HIV

    Treatment delayed for youth with HIV
    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. Evidence suggests...
  • Flu cases on the rise in Maryland

    Flu cases on the rise in Maryland
    After a slow start to flu season in Maryland, physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they are starting to see a jump in cases around the state. Trish M. Perl, a professor of medicine and pathology at Johns Hopkins Medicine,...
  • Singling out pit bulls is unfair [Commentary]

    Singling out pit bulls is unfair  [Commentary]
    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...
  • Fewer Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer

    Fewer Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer
    Americans are being diagnosed with fewer cases of lung cancer, the most deadly type of the disease, largely because of efforts to curb tobacco use, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The report comes...
  • Mall owner removes cellphone -recycling kiosks from Towson Town Center

    The company that runs malls in Towson, Columbia, Owings Mills and White Marsh is removing cellphone-recycling kiosks from its Maryland locations after politicians voiced concerns that the machines contribute to cellphone thefts, including a rash of...
  • Lung cancer continues on the rise in Harford County

    Lung cancer continues on the rise in Harford County
    Contrary to the rest of Maryland, lung cancer is on the rise in Harford County, the county health department said Tuesday. According to a 2013 Cancer Data report from the Cigarette Research Fund Program of the Maryland Department of Health, lung cancer...
  • Mrs. Maryland Zereana Jess-Huff on surviving cancer, promoting women's health and striking a work-life balance

    Mrs. Maryland Zereana Jess-Huff on surviving cancer, promoting women's health and striking a work-life balance
    Columbia resident Zereana Jess-Huff was crowned Mrs. Maryland America 2014 in October. For the 34-year-old wife, mother, philanthropist and corporate executive, winning the crown provided a fitting ending to a frightening chapter in her life and an...