| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:45 AM
In response to your recent editorial about the health risks associated with pesticides, I offer the following factual information and thoughts ("Understanding pesticide risks," Feb. 19):
It is time to stop spreading a message of fear and instead take...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:36 PM
When Dr. Frank M. Reid III, senior pastor at Bethel AME Church, said "bless your heart" to his congregation this Sunday, he meant it literally.
It was Red Dress Sunday at the church off Druid Hill Avenue, an annual event launched in Baltimore by St....
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:52 AM
Trueheart4me was 5-foot-9, spiritual but not religious, and a social drinker, her Match.com profile read. She loved the water, traveling and a good belly laugh.
There was one more thing she labeled "full disclosure."
She had cancer.
"I was very...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:23 AM
Even in frigid weather, Ginger Myers' pigs are happy.
"As cold as it gets, the pigs are out there, snorting and playing like kids bundled up and running around," says the owner of Evermore Farm, a family-owned livestock and produce farm in Westminster....
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Thanks for your recent editorial supporting a ban on indoor tanning by minors ("Ban the booth," Jan. 20).
As a melanoma survivor, I know the pain and uncertainty of going through treatment for that illness. My melanoma was probably caused by years of...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:45 PM
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...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 5:01 PM
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...
| Dec 29, 2013
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.
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Over the past 20 years, conflicting information regarding the use of hormone therapy — and in particular bioidentical hormone therapy, which chemically matches hormones the body already produces — has confused women experiencing...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Dec 20, 2013
Cold weather tips
The Department of Health offers information on how to safely enjoy cold weather: Visit the website aahealth.org. Click on "cold weather tips" under "Hot topics." This includes dressings for cold weather, suggestions for items to have at...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:45 AM
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...