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  • Maryland needs podiatrists

    Maryland needs podiatrists
    Most Marylanders are not aware of the shortage of one type medical specialists that will affect health care availability for decades: Podiatrists. Podiatry is the medical specialty that deals with foot and ankle injuries and disease. Don't laugh. This...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pit bull involved in owner's death had bitten before

    Pit bull involved in owner's death had bitten before
    City animal control officers had seized the pit bull earlier this year that was involved in a fatal attack on its owner early Friday, but returned the dog because they "did not feel the dog was a threat to the public," according to a statement from...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Anti-pit bull hysteria must end [Letter]

    Anti-pit bull hysteria must end [Letter]
    About two months ago, I was driving home from Frederick at about 2 a.m., and I passed a specter on the side of the road. At least I thought so, because it was hard for me to believe that I had seen what I thought I saw. I pulled over to the side of the...
  • 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...
  • More than a dozen cases of mumps suspected at Loyola

    More than a dozen cases of mumps suspected at Loyola
    A dozen or more cases of mumps have been reported among Loyola University Maryland students over the past month, prompting officials to alert the campus community to signs of the rare virus that has spread rapidly across college campuses in recent...
  • "Mom, when I can I sit in the shotgun seat?"

    "Mom, when I can I sit in the shotgun seat?"
    I'm not sure if this is a tale of distracted parenting or car safety, but either one works. My 10-year-old son -- who is about one inch shorter than me, if that -- has been begging to ride shotgun for quite some time. It's not a daily question, but...
  • FDA takes a stand on cigarettes

    FDA takes a stand on cigarettes
    Last week the federal Food and Drug Administration quietly did something that it has never done before. For the first time in its history, the agency charged with protecting the public from harmful foods and medicines rejected a bid by the tobacco...