| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:40 AM
A new analysis of the nation's farm animal industry finds almost no reforms have been made in the five years since a broad-based commission called for sweeping changes to address concerns about food safety, animal welfare and the environmental impacts...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Though the federal government shutdown ended last week, the economic impact is likely to be felt in Maryland for months, dimming prospects for a robust holiday shopping season.
With Congress funding the government only through Jan. 15 — raising...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Wearing cosmetic contact lenses might seem like a nice way to finish off a good Halloween costume, but they can cause serious eye injury, according to an association of ophthalmologists.
Non-prescription contacts have been illegal since 2005 because...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:56 AM
With the shutdown dragging along and no discernible progress coming out of Wednesday's meeting between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders, Republicans bemoaned the Democrats' unwillingness to negotiate. They'll negotiate with the president...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Roots Market, an organic grocer in Clarksville and Olney, plans to highlight non- genetically modified ingredients this month.
"Genetically modified organisms" or GMOs, are plants or animals created through gene splicing techniques of biotechnology,...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:45 AM
Summer is officially over. Thoughts of summers past came to the forefront while on vacation in Ocean City, during the changeover from summer to fall. While sitting with my husband on the boardwalk one evening, watching all the people go by, I wondered...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Thousands of federal employees in Maryland would be furloughed and their work put on hold next week if Congress fails to reach an agreement soon to fund the government, the Obama administration said Friday.
The Woodlawn-based Social Security...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:28 AM
A possible government shutdown starting Tuesday would cause federal agencies in Maryland to close or seriously cut back operations, resulting in significant hardship for federal workers, as well as declining economic output and lower tax revenue for the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:23 PM
An advisory panel recommended Friday that the state Health Department revise language on its parental consent form for indoor tanning to specify that the practice can cause skin cancer.
The recommendation by the Maryland State Council on Cancer...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are closing in on a deal to grant the Food and Drug Administration more authority over the type of drugs that caused a deadly outbreak of meningitis last year, advocates close to the issue said Tuesday.
Though details of the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:04 PM
WellDoc Inc., a Baltimore-based company that makes mobile apps to manage chronic disease, welcomed the Food and Drug Administration's announcement Monday of final rules governing the development of mobile medical apps.
"It does put us at ease that we're...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:02 AM
Ivelisse Page is on a mission.
In 2011, Page launched Believe Big, a nonprofit foundation that helps cancer patients and their families through this traumatic, life-changing diagnosis. Based on her own experience as a colon cancer survivor, Page aims to...