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  • CVS goes smoke free [Editorial]

    CVS goes smoke free  [Editorial]
    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...
  • Residents press Arundel school board to consider later high school start times

    Residents press Arundel school board to consider later high school start times
    Annapolis High School student Dajuan Gay left an after-school job early Wednesday so he could petition the Anne Arundel County Board of Education for later school start time. The junior than left the board meeting to resume his regimented daily schedule...
  • Health officials urge public to get flu shots

    Health officials urge public to get flu shots
    This year's flu season got off to an early start, and public health officials are asking people to get their vaccinations to ward off a serious outbreak. State health officials announced the first confirmed case Oct. 3: a child in the Washington suburbs....
  • State weighs regulations for research labs

    State weighs regulations for research labs
    State health officials are weighing new safeguards for research laboratories and biotechnology companies that handle potentially deadly infectious pathogens, but whether they will impose any remains uncertain because they don't know how big a threat there...
  • Free HIV testing offered in Bel Air Monday for World AIDS Day

    On Monday, Dec. 2, in support of World AIDS Day, the Harford County Health Department will offer free walk-in confidential or anonymous HIV testing at 1 N. Main Street in Bel Air, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Since 1988, World AIDS Day is observed annually...
  • Former hospital worker sentenced to 39 years in hepatitis case

    Former hospital worker sentenced to 39 years in hepatitis case
    A traveling medical technician who spread hepatitis C to dozens of patients getting treatment in hospitals in Maryland and around the country was sentenced Monday to 39 years in federal prison. David Kwiatkowski, 34, who did contract work at four...
  • Social media can help contain illness [Commentary]

    Social media can help contain illness [Commentary]
    In 1998, I had a start-up called NotFilms.com that provided an online platform for home videos.  At that time, online video was the size of a matchbook and very few people had a broadband connection capable of uploading video (let alone watching it), so...
  • Making rescued pit bulls pets is an unnatural selection [Commentary]

    Making rescued pit bulls pets is an unnatural selection [Commentary]
    I fully support liberating any animal from abuse. It does not follow however, that rescued animals — pit bulls in particular — should be pushed as companion pets by shelters and rescue organizations. Terry Douglass of Baltimore became the...
  • Coke: No 'magic bullet' for America's obesity epidemic

     Coke: No 'magic bullet' for America's obesity epidemic
    We agree with The Sun's editors that obesity is one of the country's most serious health issues ("A new kind of cola war," Oct. 22). However, targeting soda alone, absent a focus on actions and efforts to achieve healthier diets and lifestyles, will not...
  • Maryland seeks out uninsured to inform about health reform

    Maryland seeks out uninsured to inform about health reform
    As Maryland health officials prepare for nationwide health reform, the goal is clear: enrolling the state's estimated 800,000 uninsured residents. But finding them is a challenge. There is no master list or map of the uninsured, who make up 14 percent...
  • Giant Food, other stores, offer flu shots

    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...
  • Antibiotic use in agriculture encourages superbugs

    Antibiotic use in agriculture encourages superbugs
    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...