| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:59 PM
As the front-runner in the Democratic race for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown often rallies his supporters as though he were already the incumbent. He touts the past seven years under Gov. Martin O'Malley as "righting the ship" — but then...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Regarding your editorial on the health risks of pesticide use, asthma was once thought to be caused by pesticides, but the link was later disproved ("Understanding pesticide risks," Feb. 20).
According to recent studies by the National Institutes of...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:45 AM
In response to your recent editorial about the health risks associated with pesticides, I offer the following factual information and thoughts ("Understanding pesticide risks," Feb. 19):
It is time to stop spreading a message of fear and instead take...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Proposed legislation restricting the sale of energy drinks in Maryland is necessary because the energy drink industry targets their marketing at teenagers and does not warn consumers of the dangers of energy drinks ("No one cards at Starbucks," Feb. 27)....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Pesticides have been linked to a variety of human diseases, from cancer to birth defects, asthma and various disorders of the nervous system, so it's hardly unreasonable for people to be concerned about their exposure to them. But good luck finding out...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:45 AM
My wife and I would like to thank President Barack Obama for helping us save almost $4,000 a year on health care. I am 61 years old with a pre-existing condition of asthma which is under control with medication.
Yet before the Affordable Care Act, my...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Chief Petty Officer Tori Novo says she finds herself saying "no" to young people who want to ship out to sea with the Navy more often than she used to.
A recruiter for seven years, Novo says she has seen the standards for enlisting in the Navy become...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It's been half a century since the first U.S. surgeon general's report appeared linking smoking to lung cancer. In the decades that followed, federal and state health officials waged a vigorous public information and education campaign that convinced...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:45 AM
I was at Patterson High School for 17 years, and during that time we had numerous days when the rooms were below 30 degrees in winter and more than 90 degrees in summer ("Plea for help from Patterson High," Jan. 13).
Complaints would be lodged with...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As we wish our friends and family a happy, healthy New Year, these words have renewed meaning in 2014.
January 1st is a new day in health care for millions of families and individuals in the Baltimore area and throughout Maryland.
It's now against the...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Nearly two out of every three people signing up for health care coverage so far on Maryland's troubled insurance exchange qualified for Medicaid — helping the state top its goal for the program's enrollment.
Enrolling more lower-income residents...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:34 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency moved Friday to reduce harmful air pollution from woodstoves and heaters, proposing to phase in tighter emission standards for new units.
The announcement was welcomed by Maryland environmental officials, who had...