| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Maryland's 32 birthing hospitals have all agreed to adopt new state breast-feeding policies and become certified as "baby-friendly."
The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene embarked on a campaign nine months ago to get hospitals more...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Six people were taken to a hospital and several others complained of being sick after they were being overcome by foul odors at a Jarrettsville camp last week.
The July 23 incident at Camp Wo Me To, a Christian camp in the 1200 block of Knopp Road near...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:11 AM
If you listen carefully as you browse the shelves at Daedalus Books in Columbia, you might hear the clicking of seven or eight sets of paws from the offices above.
Those paws belong to the French bulldog, Cairn terrier, border collie and other canines...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Steven Mangold and Christian Hwang were diagnosed with severe cow's milk allergies as young boys. Both initially fared well after months of experimental treatment at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center that exposed them gradually to more and more milk....
| Aug 19, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Dr. Theodore H. Kaiser, a pediatrician and psychiatrist who was the founder and director of the division of child psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, died Aug. 5 of a heart attack while vacationing in Bethany Beach, Del. The longtime...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 6:14 PM
The Obamas have a new member of the first family.
Sunny, a Portugueses water dog, arrived Monday at the White House from Michigan. She was born in June 2012 and is the sister of the original Obama family pet Bo. According to The Washington Post, the...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 6:56 AM
About six months ago, Cosmus decided he wanted to be an outdoor cat.
At least, that was the determination of Terri Diener, a pet communicator in Mount Washington who says she had a telepathic chat with the 7-year-old feline. She also was able to suss...
| Sep 1, 2013
Sick of $450-a-month gas and electric bills for their Baltimore County rowhouse, James and JoAnn Allis replaced their old, inefficient air conditioner. And their windows and doors. Then they added insulation in their home's many leaky spots and coated...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:22 AM
The new school year is underway, and many parents know what's ahead: the lunchbox grind.
Peanut butter and jelly again? Yawn.
"It seems like you either get stuck in a rut, or your kids get bored," says Paula LacKamp of Towson. "Then they don't eat...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:34 AM
A friend told me about a home allergy swab test for pets. She says I can swab my pet's mouth, send the swab to a company, and find out what he's allergic to, instead of going to an animal allergist. It sounds too good to be true. Are these tests any good?...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:25 AM
Just to answer the dated tan plastic phone at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, you have to take an annual two-hour course. And when it rings, with its two-tone signal like an old British ambulance, everyone pays attention.
A voice on the other...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Mold has closed a child care center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a floor of the McKeldin Library at the University of Maryland, College Park.
The UMBC child care facility, operated by the Y of Central Maryland, shuttered...