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  • Breast cancer resources

    Breast cancer resources
    A selection of resources for breast cancer patients and families: Nonprofits, charities and support groups Active Survivors Network Helps people affected by illness, disease and accidents to maintain an active lifestyle. activesurvivor.org or 410-823-...
  • Light could replace shock to regulate hearts

    Light could replace shock to regulate hearts
    So many Americans experience dangerous fluctuations in heartbeat that about 400,000 times a year a device is implanted in their chests to keep a normal rhythm. But the defibrillators that send a life-saving electric buzz through the heart can be so...
  • Local Boston bombing victim, family to cross marathon finish line in Charlotte

    Local Boston bombing victim, family to cross marathon finish line in Charlotte
    As they prepare to walk across the finish line at the Charlotte marathon, Boston bombing victim Erika Brannock and her family will gather Friday night for a benefit dinner to help offset a mountain of medical bills. Brannock, a 29-year-old Towson...
  • What's up, doc? Weight-loss diet for 9-year-old

    What's up, doc? Weight-loss diet for 9-year-old
    Q: How do I know if I need to put my child on a weight-loss diet? What is appropriate for a 9-year-old? A: Interestingly, 20 years ago, there was little interest in weight loss in a 9-year-old child. It was assumed that this was the “husky”...
  • Giant Food in Timonium hosts Healthy Kids summit on Oct. 30

    Giant Food in Timonium hosts Healthy Kids summit on Oct. 30
    The Giant Food in Timonium will host a Healthy Kids Summit on Oct. 30. Experts will discuss childhood obesity and present healthy options for families, including nutritional and fitness habits. Panelists will include: - Courtney Winston, manager of...
  • Fitness boot camp makes believers of Mount Washington moms

    Fitness boot camp makes believers of Mount Washington moms
    Dawn had yet to break on a recent Monday morning as 20 women began working out to pulsating music in a well-lit warehouse overlooking darkened Falls Road. "Look how many people are here," said Allison Buchalter, 42, of Roland Park. "It's 5:30 in the...
  • Man's cross country trek stops in Harford to promote healthy living

    Man's cross country trek stops in Harford to promote healthy living
    George Throop has exhausted his entire savings account and gone $11,000 in debt. But he said that will not stop his trek across the country to promote healthy living. "The walk has cost me close to $20,000 over the past four years," 38-year-old Throop...
  • Long lines are a welcome sight at hospital health fair

    Long lines are a welcome sight at hospital health fair
    The main floor of Laurel Regional Hospital was bustling with activity Friday, Oct. 25 as people stood in lines to get a wide range of free health screenings provided by doctors and other medical specialists. Brochures, pamphlets, medical equipment and...
  • Baltimore Co. to build $5 million animal shelter

    Baltimore Co. to build $5 million animal shelter
    Baltimore County will build a $5 million animal shelter to replace its aging facility in Baldwin as part of a plan to improve services for pets, officials announced Monday. The county also will begin offering spay and neuter services at the current...
  • City reports progress, challenges in residents' health

    City reports progress, challenges in residents' health
    In the past two years, fewer Baltimoreans have been hospitalized for diabetes, hypertension, asthma and drugs. More city residents have health insurance, more are exercising and fewer are dying prematurely from heart disease. Fewer teens are having...
  • Family, community rally 'round Lionel [West Laurel]

    The Wellness for Life Fitness Center is a Francis family business. Lionel Francis took over the business a couple years ago, but he was a familiar fitness fixture there way before that. A believer in health and fitness, Lionel cares about all the...
  • Under Armour to acquire MapMyFitness

    Under Armour to acquire MapMyFitness
    Under Armour took a huge leap forward in the fast-emerging fitness technology market Thursday with plans for a $150 million acquisition of MapMyFitness, creator of the MapMyRun and MapMyRide mobile applications and websites. What would be Under Armour'...