| Jun 6, 2011
| 3:26 PM
The deadly outbreak of E. coli in Germany that has taken 22 lives and sickened some 2,200 is a reminder both of how vulnerable we can be to food-borne illness and how important it is to have a strong food safety system.
American health officials...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 1:26 PM
Goucher College will be the staging area for the 2011 American Cancer Society Relay For Life for northern Baltimore County, on Friday, June 17 into Saturday, June 18.
The opening ceremony is at 7 p.m. Friday at the Goucher track.
| Jul 11, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Last month, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported the first case of measles in the state since 2009.
This development demonstrates that even Maryland, which has one of the highest vaccination rates in the U.S., is not immune to...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Steven L. Salzberg's response to Margaret Dunkle's vaccination op-ed is itself a study in fear-mongering and ignorance ("Sun prints dangerous anti-vaccination op-ed," July 14). It is precisely because of the condescending and uninformed views of Dr....
| Jul 28, 2011
| 11:11 AM
These groups meet regularly.
ALS Resource support group — First Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Educational support for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) patients, family members and friends. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, Conference Room 116B, 7246 Cradlerock...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 8:18 AM
Rock out for a cure at an upcoming music festival hosted by two local high school graduates.
The All For One Cure Benefit Festival will be Thursday at Cedar Lane Regional Park from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $10. Science and Mathematics Academy...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:37 AM
The pen may be mighty, but the new graphic warning labels the Food and Drug Administration has unveiled for cigarette packs and ads on Tuesday demonstrate that photographs can be even more powerful. Finally, the FDA is turning the tables and using the...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 7:35 AM
When Ginny Russo goes into labor sometime at the end of May, her first call will be to her doctor. Her second: to the researchers who want to collect her baby's placenta, umbilical cord blood and first dirty diaper.
They're part of the same crew that,...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:29 PM
Within an hour of its start, the All For One Cure music festival had raised $200.
Founders Molleshree "Molly" Karna and Kalliopi "Kalli" Drakos, recent graduates of the Science and Math Academy at Aberdeen High School, organized the event, which...
| Jul 5, 2011
In a conference room in downtown Baltimore, F. Blix Winston compared the Food and Drug Administration to a "slow-moving bulldog."
"You don't want to get bitten," Winston, an expert on the federal regulation of medical devices, told a crowd of about 50...
| May 2, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Dumb ideas are often infectious — especially in the world of politics. Lawmakers in several states, for example, are considering legislation similar to a foolhardy bill that the Maryland legislature passed last month that could itself actually...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:15 PM
At 84, Barbara Talbert might seem an unlikely Washington lobbyist. But when she heard senior citizen programs could be cut to reduce federal budget deficits, she quickly got on a bus to Capitol Hill.
"As far as Social Security is concerned, some people...