| Sep 21, 2012
| 2:36 PM
What's the best way to deal with seasonal allergies?
Pets react to airborne allergies just like humans do. But when they inhale these potential allergens, instead of just sneezing and sniffling, they get very inflamed and itchy skin that can become...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 6:14 PM
SEATTLE — Orioles set-up man Pedro Strop, who was supremely effective for most of this season, has struggled with his command for a few weeks, leading to speculation that he's getting worn down by the grind and spotlight of a major league season....
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:12 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans Food Markets Inc. says it's recalling a brownie mix after reports from two consumers about allergic reactions to undeclared milk in the product.
The recall involves 17.2-ounce packages of Wegmans Gluten Free Double...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Brandy Dopkin gave her then-11/2-year-old daughter Jordana a snack — a small piece of multigrain bread topped with peanut butter — just before they headed to Jordana's music class. At the time, the child showed no indications of a food...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:55 AM
Tonight's an abbreviated show due to the presidential debate. Four couples will do their individual routines, and the other four couples will dance their group routine.
Tomorrow, they switch.
It's "Guilty Pleasures" night -- which, don't get me...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 4:20 AM
Welcome to our first live show of the season. Cat is shiny in gold. I won't lie -- I look forward to seeing what she's wearing each week.
Since we're only getting one show a week this season, I was worried we wouldn't get the group numbers we used to...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Kids who are allergic to foods can overcome their reactions through therapy that involves giving them increasing doses of the specific foods, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and other hospitals.
The research adds to...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 12:50 PM
The scene at Hashawha Environmental Center in Westminster Friday evening was filled with the friendly chaos typical of the start of summer camp. Parents unloaded gear and gave last-minute instructions. Ubiquitous counselors welcomed visitors and ushered...
| 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 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...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 3:03 PM
The Baltimore area hit 90 degrees Monday for the first time since Aug. 10, tying a heat record set in 2002.
Temperatures briefly passed the milestone at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport at 3:51 p.m., according to the...
| May 3, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Q: I witnessed a bird (I think it was a cockatiel) at a pet shop that appeared to be picking at and pulling out its own feathers. Why would it do this?
A: Feathers are pretty amazing natural works of art and engineering. They make it possible for birds...