| Sep 5, 2012
| 1:19 PM
The beginning of the school year often means morning battles between parents and their children who don't want to get out of bed in the morning. But a good night's sleep is crucial to a student's performance in school. Dr. Scott Krugman, chairman of the...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 1:44 PM
If there ever was a right time to be diagnosed with breast cancer, Beth Thompson found one.
In February 2006, the pea-size tumor in her right breast was too small for a clinical trial of Herceptin, a targeted therapy that had proved effective in advanced...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 6:23 PM
Technicians at the Cape Apothecary compounding pharmacy in Annapolis spend their days mixing drugs that are no longer sold commercially or creating specialized batches of medicine for patients such as children who can't handle the normal dose.
| Sep 16, 2012
Monica Barlow hates being asked whether she is a former smoker. To her it doesn't matter. To the people she meets who hear she is battling Stage 4 lung cancer, it seems the only possible explanation.
"The answer is no, but that kind of frustrates me,...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Three people in Maryland have been hospitalized after consuming Listeria-tainted cheese, and state health officials are working to help contain the multi-state outbreak.
Forever Cheese has voluntarily recalled Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand from one...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Often, those who are very overweight have tried dieting for years before giving up in frustration. But more obese people are turning to bariatric surgery to jump-start their weight-loss programs.
The surgery is low-risk but isn't for everyone. It...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:59 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administrationapproved a new drug Wednesday to help people battle chronic obesity.
Used in conjuction with a healthy diet and exercise, the drug Belviq will help people lose weight by activating a receptor in the brain that will...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:04 AM
It's a common refrain in Gia D'Anna's office: Extra inches that childbirth or time left around the middle are resisting diet and exercise.
D'Anna is the office manager for a Lutherville plastic surgeon, and, as a mother, she sympathizes with the...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:15 PM
Ice cream and granola bars are the latest products to be linked to widespread manufacturer recalls of some peanut butters and other nut products that started last month.
In the past week, at least five manufacturers have recalled peanut butter flavored...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is printed here. This week, Karen Kolowski weighs in on...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Federal officials are working to place compassion at the center of how our nation aims to treat elderly patients suffering from dementia.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that they'll coordinate an effort to dramatically...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 9:30 AM
I was startled by University of Maryland nutritionist Karen Kolowski's recent article about genetically modified foods ("Educate yourself on genetically modified food," Aug. 8). While it is true that such foods don't occur in nature and that their...