| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Lions and tigers and Oz movies, oh my! With the recent release of Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful” and the expected release this year from Summertime Entertainment of the animated “Dorothy of Oz,” we think it’s...
| 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."...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Maryland is on the right track in trying to do something to cut hospital costs ("Hospitals uneasy over rate plan," April 7).
A state proposal would establish a plan to tie medical spending to the growth of the economy. The plan, according to your story,...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Among the 78 calls for medical, fire and rescue service the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received during the period April 7-14 were the following:
100 Kenwood Avenue, 2:34 a.m. April 11. Crews from the Arbutus, English Consul and Lansdowne volunteer...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 5:21 PM
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center will be able to recoup some of the tens of millions of dollars it lost while operating without a Medicare certification under a compromise reached with federal officials.
The Towson hospital will be...
| 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...