| 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?...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Lynne Brick loves to garden — and she knows how to stay healthy and safe while she's digging in the dirt.
Brick, a veteran gardener and the president and founder of the local gym chains Brick Bodies and Lynne Brick's Women's Health and Fitness,...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Tomorrow is Take Your Dog to Work Day, which means companies across the United States will open their doors to pooches of all shapes and sizes. Founded in 1999 by Pet Sitters International, Take Your Dog to Work Day now involves thousands of employers,...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 7:22 AM
When the Sparrows Point steel mill closed, Deborah S. Barkley felt sorry for the laid-off workers — she didn't want that to happen. But she knew her life would get better.
For 20 years, she's lived less than a mile from the Baltimore County plant....
| May 22, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Q: I’ve heard a lot about raw dog food, but it seems pricey. Is it safe? Are the health benefits substantial?
A: Raw diets for dogs (including raw meat) have become increasingly popular. Some pet owners -- even some veterinarians -- swear by them,...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:53 AM
With this week's heat wave, air quality warnings and severe weather forecasts as a backdrop, President Barack Obama could scarcely have picked a more auspicious moment to reveal his multi-pronged plan to address climate change. His surprise decision to...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:59 AM
In 1988, I became extremely ill. I had many tests, saw many doctors and was given various medicines. Some caused allergic reactions. Through it all, I remained sick — and actually became worse.
Eventually, I was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis,...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Bonnie Bessor's job can take its toll after a while. As executive director of Rebuilding Together, she's responsible for finding ways to help low-income Baltimore residents with home repair, maintenance projects and money to pay for the heat.
| Apr 14, 2013
| 9:22 AM
As Monarch Academy music teacher Kenzie Turk talked about the trials of living with Type 1 diabetes, her service dog, Bear, lay nearby, drifting in and out of a deep sleep.
Dozing in class isn't usually acceptable at the public charter school in Glen...
| May 25, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Adam Benson is a different kind of weekend warrior.
A former Marine marksman whose career in the military was derailed by a serious motorcycle accident, Benson has turned what he thinks is a natural ability to shoot into potential reality television...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:35 PM
With some exceptions, any illness can strike anyone at any time. One of the more dangerous to emerge in recent decades is Lyme disease.
Harford County, as many of us know either first-hand or because of someone we know, is not immune from the tick-borne...
| May 15, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Abby Culp never realized how much she loved running until she couldn't do it any more.
After her freshman cross country season at Winters Mill, Culp's family moved to Florida for six months, and she had to take a break from running during a brief...