| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:38 AM
If your Halloween costume includes contact lenses to give your eyes the scary look of a werewolf or vampire, you may want to consider the dangers, especially if you don't get them from a doctor.
The American Optometric Association said contact lenses...
| 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...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Sneezing? Think you may be allergic to something? Some Rite Aid stores are planning to hold free allergy screening for the most common allergens on Saturday at selected stores from noon to 4 p.m.
Spring is traditionally a busy allergy season so nurses...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:13 PM
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center loses about $400,000 every day it's not certified by Medicare to collect payments from the federal health care program.
The big question is how much that will ultimately cost the Towson hospital. Tens...
| 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...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Baltimoreans will be cheering for their beloved Ravens during Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday, but you can cheer on another local celebrity earlier in the day during Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl. That’s when cheerleader Valkyrie will enjoy her...
| 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...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 9:39 AM
For Maureen Burke, “gluten-free” is not just the latest diet trend -- it’s a way of life.
Since being diagnosed with celiac disease in the late 1980s, Burke has wrestled with her intolerance of gluten. And now, as chef and owner of One...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 2:18 PM
For someone who didn't much consider himself a writer, Hayward Putnam certainly had a long career in the field.
Roughly 40 years ago, he and Joseph Zimmer Jr. approached The Aegis about the paper's coverage of outdoors issues. Shortly thereafter, they...
| 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.
| 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 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...