| Jul 27, 2012
| 8:29 AM
An average of twice a day, a patient at the University of Maryland Medical Center has a heart attack, dangerous allergic reaction or other emergency that requires supplies from a crash cart.
The carts are the wheeled emergency stations that contain...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 7:35 AM
I was pulling weeds when I came across a poison ivy plant that was sandwiched between a pair of shrubs, and since I'm sensitive to poison ivy, I didn't touch the plant until I was appropriately prepared.
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy) grows wild...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 5:26 PM
Olympic suits Kuchar
Not Tiger, Phil, Bubba, Rory or Lee.
"Kooch" will reign supreme.
Matt Kuchar just won The Players Championship, where he beat a stellar field. The U.S. Open at the Olympic Club, toughened to the extreme...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:55 AM
First-time parents may not always know how to care for their newborn's skin or recognize common conditions. Most problems resolve themselves, and the basic rule of thumb for washing and choosing products is to go with what's simple, says Dr. Kate B....
| Nov 29, 2012
| 3:20 AM
Gifts of love from your very own kitchen, including oatmeat squares, PB&C brownies and Far East party mix.
If you haven't done so already, now's the time to decide what gifts you're going to provide for family, friends, neighbors and the like.
| Dec 4, 2012
| 10:36 AM
As the patient and sympathetic host of shows like "Food 911" and "How to Boil Water," Tyler Florence has been a welcome presence on the Food Network for 16 years. But some fans have trouble pinning him down, Florence said. They'll say, "What do you do?...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Winning a state championship as a team takes the hard work and commitment of all seven runners in a race and that’s what makes the Hereford boys’ feat of three straight Class 3A state titles a phenomenal achievement.
Hereford captured the...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Maryland health officials want the state's hospitals to play a larger role in encouraging mothers to breast-feed in the crucial hours after they give birth, as growing evidence points to the health benefits of feeding babies human milk.
| Nov 13, 2012
| 5:26 PM
Giving my cat a pill is a difficult, sometimes bloody, endeavor. How do I make this easier on both of us?
Giving cats pills is not an easy task, especially if you need to do it on a daily, long-term basis. Here are some of the techniques that can be...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Monday-morning quarterbacking is typically the preferred sport of the losing party.
And the post-election GOP is no exception. The chattering class is full of explanations for Mitt Romney's loss: The candidate was too wealthy to be empathetic, too...