| Nov 1, 2013
Quit smoking: Howard County General Hospital will offer a quit smoking class from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. Information: hcgh.org or 410-740-7601. The program provides support...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Dr. Wilmot C. Ball Jr., former head of the division of respiratory diseases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Oct. 12 of complications from dementia at the Edenwald retirement community. He was 85.
The son of a Bell Laboratories electrical engineer and...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Inside a swanky cafe on Bel Air's Bond Street, Mickey Cucchiella is offering customers a lighter way to light up.
The former 98 Rock host recently opened The Vape Lounge, a new "vape and coffee shop" that he hopes can tap into the blossoming market of...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Five years ago, Shannon Petitjean weighed more than the biggest Raven, smoked three packs of cigarettes a week and drank too much.
Petitjean, of Leonardtown, will compete in her first Baltimore Marathon on Saturday having shed 190 pounds...
| Jun 14, 2013
For three hours each work week, Bert Rice walks laps around Burba Lake at Fort Meade — part of a mission by the federal government to build a healthier workforce.
Rice, 76, a retired Army colonel and former Anne Arundel County councilman working...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, but many don't recognize the warning signs. They may ignore the symptoms or mistake them for more benign ailments. Dr. Shannon J. Winakur, medical director of the Women's Heart Center at Saint Agnes Hospital,...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:10 AM
The statistic was so attention-grabbing that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stopped and repeated it: Nearly half of Baltimore's municipal employees and retirees have a "critical or chronic" illness
Rawlings-Blake emphasized the statistic as part of last...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When Columbia resident Michael Osborne was diagnosed with Stage III lung cancer in April of 2008, one prevailing thought kept running through his mind.
"I was devastated because, to me, lung cancer meant you were dead," Osborne said. "That's what I knew...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Earl Weaver penned his own epitaph.
“On my tombstone just write, ‘The sorest loser that ever lived,’ “ he once said.
Weaver, the Orioles’ chain-smoking, umpire-baiting, tomato-growing manager who led the team to four...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 12:57 PM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched an ad campaign to show the damage done from smoking to smokers and their families.
The ads began March 19 on television, radio, online and billboards, as well as in theaters, magazines and...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 6:45 AM
I travel from Linthicum to College Park via the Baltimore-Washington Parkway every weekday between the hours of 5:20 a.m. to 5:45 a.m. to catch a metro train to my office in Washington. Daily, I see motorists toss lit cigarettes out of their moving...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Those looking to lose weight, quit smoking or keep tabs on a malady have a lot of choices in the smartphone app stores. Choosing one that's beneficial is more of a problem.
Science is still trying to catch up to the market for mobile health applications,...