| 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...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Taking drops of allergens under the tongue can be an effective alternative to allergy shots for preventing coughing, wheezing and chest tightness common this time of year among allergy sufferers, according to a Johns Hopkins doctor's review of dozens of...
| 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...
| May 13, 2013
| 9:45 AM
I'm pleased to see The Sun revealing the charges by Maryland hospitals to patients. The differences are astounding. ("Costs vary for same treatment," May 9).
Recently, I spent three days and two nights at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center for an...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Marylanders will face a couple more days of gloomy weather before things brighten up again toward the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service.
On the plus side, the stretch of drizzle and rain should wash away some of the masses of...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Is the American body politic suffering from an autoimmune disease?
The "hygiene hypothesis" is the scientific theory that the rise in asthma and other autoimmune maladies stems from the fact that babies are born into environments that are too clean. Our...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Tree pollen levels surged to "very high" levels in the Baltimore area Thursday and Friday, though rain and thunderstorms could bring a respite Friday evening.
The allergens reached a saturation of 1,481 grains per cubic meter of air Thursday and 1,112...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Allergy sufferers, beware: It's just about that time of year to get a stock of tissues handy again.
Trees have started to bud, and as temperatures rose and sunshine abounded this weekend, pollen levels have crept up.
Tree pollen levels are considered...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 4:20 PM
A doctor might ask for a patient's family disease history, or exercise or smoking habits, but whether they have trouble getting food onto the table or paying energy bills is unlikely to appear on any clinic questionnaire.
Those sorts of factors could...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:59 AM
The tip came from a Towson student almost finished her sophomore year. A former sorority member who decided Greek Life wasn't for her, the student said Towson could be boring because parties seemed like they were filled with "all of the same people."...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Pollen counts surged to their highest levels of the season Thursday, and could stay there for the next week or two.
Tree pollen reached 2,347 grains of pollen per cubic meter, almost twice as high as a spike in pollen a week earlier. Grass pollen has...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Miguel Gonzalez, who was scheduled to start Wednesday, will now start on Friday at Yankee Stadium in the series opener there. Gonzalez was 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA at Yankee Stadium in the regular season last year and threw seven innings of one-run ball in the...