| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a 10 percent cut to the Medicare payment for dialysis — a proposed reduction that is ill-advised, to say the least ("Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard," July 15).
Dangerous would be a...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Julie Stitt begged her husband for years to let her donate her kidney as he spent nearly a decade in dialysis, through two failed transplants. Last year, he relented.
It was a difficult decision. Her husband, Chuck, didn't want her to make the sacrifice....
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:39 AM
For most of the summer, Nick Wiesing, 14, spends his time working on a farm near central New York. His new friend, Patrick Higgins, 18, would spend a typical week working at a senior living center or relaxing in the air conditioning at his house in...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The summer is growing older, and activities are beginning to pick up in and around Aberdeen.
The 449ers of Aberdeen High School will have a reunion meeting at the Aberdeen Room Museum on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. Serving on the committee are...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
To paraphrase his own words, reader Sheldon Laskin displays stunning ignorance of the position of the Catholic Church on sex ("Pope's comments on gays are less significant than they appear," Aug. 2).
Yes, the Catholic Church insists that the sexual...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:26 AM
For the past 21 years, the first week in August has been known as World Breastfeeding Week. Maryland, recognizing the importance of breast-feeding for both personal and public health, has annually expanded this to declare August Maryland Breastfeeding...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:47 PM
St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 601 Eighth St., is preparing for the community's annual Emancipation Day celebration. The daylong observance is set for Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. till dusk at Emancipation Park, Eighth and West streets. The...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:47 PM
J.T. Barker sometimes lives in the woods near Veterans Park in Dundalk and at other times sleeps in the shadows of an industrial park.
On a recent hot and muggy day, the 43-year-old homeless man found a little relief in the air conditioning at the Health...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:55 AM
September marks Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and with prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the United States, the Harford County Health Department urges men to consider the facts about prostate cancer and the...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Antoine Dow was working at his barbershop in Druid Heights two years ago when a woman came in and asked if he knew how to correctly put his baby down to sleep.
Turns out he didn't. He had laid his first son on his stomach, and planned to do the same...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:42 AM
As the Hispanic community in Baltimore boomed in the last decade, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center responded by adding health programs to meet the population's unique needs.
Now the East Baltimore center is bringing all its past efforts —...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Public schools are in session, as a new season begins.
Activities are beginning for a fall season, as well. The Senior Center in Aberdeen held fall registration this past week, and fall classes will begin at the end of September.
Today (Friday), the...