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  • Abortion rights not synonymous with women's health

    Abortion rights not synonymous with women's health
    When your grandmother gets some bad news, do you tell her: "Well, at least you have your abortion rights"? Why not? Maybe it's because whatever you think of abortion, the right to have one is not synonymous with a woman's health. But don't tell that...
  • Sales of crib bumpers prohibited in Maryland

    Sales of crib bumpers prohibited in Maryland
    A ban on decorative bumpers that line a baby's crib goes into effect in Maryland Friday. The ban applies to crib bumpers that are made of non-mesh type material and sit directly above the mattress. The ban does not apply to vertical bumpers that wrap...
  • Diseased or just fat?

    Diseased or just fat?
    Last week's decision by the American Medical Association to categorize obesity as a disease brought out the expected reaction — cheers from advocates who believe this growing health threat has been neglected and a collective shrug from others who...
  • Howard County pets: What's the hype about raw diets?

    Howard County pets: What's the hype about raw diets?
    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,...
  • Six to be added to Edgewood High School Hall of Fame

    Six to be added to Edgewood High School Hall of Fame
    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,...
  • Norovirus likely caused sickness at Pot Spring Elementary, officials say

    Norovirus likely caused sickness at Pot Spring Elementary, officials say
    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...
  • It's Lyme season [Editorial]

    With some exceptions, any illness can strike anyone at any time. One of the more dangerous to emerge in recent decades is Lyme disease. Harford County, as many of us know either first-hand or because of someone we know, is not immune from the tick-borne...
  • Dr. Frederick L. Brancati, expert on diabetes

    Dr. Frederick L. Brancati, expert on diabetes
    Dr. Frederick L. Brancati, an internationally known expert on the epidemiology and prevention of type 2 diabetes who was director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Tuesday of...
  • Companies back STEM efforts as Maryland seeks to revamp science education

    Companies back STEM efforts as Maryland seeks to revamp science education
    Students across Maryland would see revamped science classes under curriculum standards the state school board will consider Tuesday — part of a broader effort by educators, researchers and businesses to kindle innovation in children well before they...
  • Free HIV testing offered Thursday in Bel Air

    In observance of the 2013 National HIV Testing Day, the Harford County Health Department will offer anonymous, no-cost HIV testing on a "walk-in" basis on Thursday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Health Services Division office on the top floor...
  • Obama's global warming plan: Not enough but better than nothing

    Obama's global warming plan: Not enough but better than nothing
    With this week's heat wave, air quality warnings and severe weather forecasts as a backdrop, President Barack Obama could scarcely have picked a more auspicious moment to reveal his multi-pronged plan to address climate change. His surprise decision to...
  • Hopkins, Walgreens partner on East Baltimore pharmacy

    Hopkins, Walgreens partner on East Baltimore pharmacy
    Johns Hopkins Medicine and Walgreens are collaborating on a new drugstore that is expected to open by the end of the year in East Baltimore, the partners announced Thursday. "We'll hopefully use the store to develop programs, deliver them to the...