| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:04 PM
As an oil painter in college, Elizabeth Cook expected to pursue the life of the typical aspiring American artist: get an advanced degree, move to a big city, embark on a future of creative struggle.
Then she attended an exclusive arts workshop in New...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 2:53 PM
In May, Chris Mason-Hale posted a photo on his Facebook page of himself standing during a break from therapy at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Looking all of his 6 feet 4 with arms crossed and head...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 1:27 PM
Staph infections didn't used to cause much of a fuss. They would irritate skin but could easily be treated with antibiotics. Recently, however, antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, have...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 12:53 PM
If you ask David Beares, complex new-age exercise machinery is not required to get a good workout. His class at a Columbia gym is taking workouts old school, and by that we mean Old World Russia — circa 1700.
Kettlebells, the cast-iron cannonball-...
| Jun 17, 2011
Most people take a day off work to spend a little time with the family, hit the beach or a local park, or try to get a few errands done.
Zeb Atkinson of Gambrills decided to stop in at a local business, spend nine hours slicing and sawing, and pay the...
| Oct 13, 2009
| 4:22 AM
I'm gearing up to have the flu because I keep putting off getting a flu shot, only because rumors still abound that we will get them here at the Sun in spite of the new Purell dispensers. This is one......
| Feb 10, 2008
There are no figures in women's figure skating. Kimmie Meissner is finding that out the hard way.
A growth spurt, or just a couple of pounds on hips and thighs, can upset a world-class skater's finely calibrated internal gyroscope or put stress on a...
| Nov 2, 2008
Was the doctor a genius, delighted with the creations that sprung from his mind, or a hopeless egotist?
Louis Riecke wasn't sure.
But something made him want to believe in John Ziegler, the big scientist with an even bigger ego. Riecke had pumped iron...
| Dec 7, 2007
Major League Baseball yesterday suspended Orioles outfielder and Kansas City Royals outfielder Jose Guillen 15 days each for violating the league's toughened substance-abuse prevention program, though neither failed a league-initiated drug test.
| Dec 22, 2007
Major League Baseball officials have spoken of former Sen. George Mitchell's report on steroids as a way to put a stamp of understanding on the past and move toward a cleaner future.
But those who have battled doping for much longer in cycling, track and...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 2:32 PM
Botox injections can erase the effects of years of emotional expression on a person's face. But the cosmetic procedure that unfurrows brows, smoothes laugh lines and unwrinkles crinkles appears to come with an unseen price: an impaired ability to read...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 12:37 PM
It's the number one resolution for the new year -- to exercise and lose weight. Problem is -- most people go at it all wrong. A little advice to get you back on track.
In January -- the gyms are packed. Lots of people -- but are they working out...