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  • Snacks on the go

    Snacks on the go
    A healthy diet includes nutrient-rich food from all the food groups — especially fruits and vegetables. To get the vitamins, minerals and fiber you need, the American Heart Association recommends cutting back on beverages and foods with added...
  • Sinai Hospital doctors pioneer limb-lengthening procedure

    Sinai Hospital doctors pioneer limb-lengthening procedure
    Chandler Crews sat on a bench outside of Sinai Hospital in Baltimore one recent day, put her feet on the ground and grinned. Sitting this way was impossible for the 20-year-old from Arkansas just a few years ago because she was born with achondroplasia,...
  • Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns

    Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns
    On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease. An Internet search for "sell...
  • Smoking, no. Vaping, maybe.

    Smoking, no. Vaping, maybe.
    It's lunch time, and William Brown has stepped away from his desk for a nicotine fix in the lobby of the building where he works. The city employee isn't allowed to smoke here, but he can vape. He flips the switch on his sleek black electronic...
  • Gansler writes letter to e-cigarette companies

    Gansler writes letter to e-cigarette companies
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has sent letters to 10 e-cigarette manufacturers questioning what the companies are doing to prevent sales to underage buyers. The letters come as the safety and regulation of the devices face increased scrutiny. The...
  • Osiris shares rise on news of quarterly, annual profit

    Osiris shares rise on news of quarterly, annual profit
    Columbia biotechnology company Osiris Therapeutics swung to a profit in the fourth quarter, and for all of 2013, sending its share price surging by as much as 10 percent Wednesday. Osiris made $3.7 million in the final three months of 2013, up from an...
  • Energy drinks can kill [Letter]

    Energy drinks can kill [Letter]
    Michelle Minton's commentary on Maryland's reasonable bill to stop stores from selling energy drinks to minors is misleading on a key point ("No one cards at Starbucks," Feb. 26). She's simply wrong to claim that the Food and Drug Administration has...
  • Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar

    Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar
    When Samantha Kuczynski contemplated the biggest dietary problem in her lunch recently, she didn't point to the chicken wrap sandwich or the french fries. It was the dollop of ketchup that caught the eye of the 24-year-old Center Stage props artisan,...
  • Putting doctors back in charge of health care [Commentary]

    Putting doctors back in charge of health care [Commentary]
    It's a fairly simple concept: When ill, you seek effective treatment from your doctor. Despite efforts by some Maryland health insurers to insert themselves into the middle of the physician-patient relationship, lawmakers are poised to make this simple...
  • Growing use of e-cigarettes draws attention of entrepreneurs, lawmakers

    Growing use of e-cigarettes draws attention of entrepreneurs, lawmakers
    Annapolis businessman David Purdy started smoking when he was 15. He tried nicotine patches to kick the addiction. Later, he tried Nicorette gum. Neither worked. Then a neighbor, also a heavy smoker, introduced him to an e-cigarette, a battery-...
  • Federal help needed in fight against diabetes [Letter]

    Federal help needed in fight against diabetes [Letter]
    We were pleased to read the article "Sister of 11-year-old with diabetes raises $110K for research" (April 1), in The Sun because of our own family's experience with type 1 diabetes. Over 10 years ago, our grandson was diagnosed with the disease and has...
  • GLCCB to host forum on pre-exposure HIV treatment for at-risk populations

    GLCCB to host forum on pre-exposure HIV treatment for at-risk populations
    Local medical professionals will gather with members of Baltimore's gay community later this month to discuss a new medical treatment that involves HIV-negative patients taking a daily pill to avoid becoming infected. The April 28 forum, hosted by the...