| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:15 AM
Back to school can also mean back to germs, breaks, sprains and concussions.
While most of us know kids need a good night's sleep and a good breakfast, just what exactly do experts define as "good"? And what other basics should parents put on their...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 12:07 PM
Many people pick quitting smoking as their New Year's resolution. But if quitting smoking was easy, most smokers would have already done it. Tobacco is highly addictive and the process isn't easy, but quitting is possible for those who really are ready...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Researchers working to discover why African Americans disproportionately suffer from asthma are planning to map the genetic code of 1,000 people of African descent in four years.
The Johns Hopkins-led team of experts in genetics, immunology, epidemiology...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 5:32 PM
Johns Hopkins researchers, in the largest study to date, will map the genetic code for asthma in people of African descent in hopes of better understanding why the disease and other allergy-related ailments disproportionately afflict that population....
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:32 AM
Hereford High School senior Josh Kufera seems almost too good to be true. He's a three-year varsity soccer and baseball player who has a 4.0 GPA, is ranked second in his class, is in several honor societies, plays the French horn and volunteers at his...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Did you know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA )— aka. "Obamacare" — made it illegal for health insurance companies to deny coverage to children due to preexisting conditions? Think about what that means.
I am a practicing pediatrician. The...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 3:51 AM
Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature around 51 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy with a low temperature around 41 degrees tonight.
Here are today's morning traffic issues.
FROM LAST NIGHT...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 10:50 AM
A program to improve healthcare in minority areas and reduce health disparities was approved by the General Assembly over the weekend.
The pilot program, which now goes to Gov. Martin O’Malley for his signature, would offer tax breaks and other...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Children often witness domestic violence, but social workers have had no standardized way to examine how they are affected by it.
Now, Baltimore County's social services department has partnered with experts from the Johns Hopkins University and the...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Numerous parents, the leader of the local teachers union, the director of the national group that supports the union are concerned for the safety of teachers and students at William Paca/Old Post Road elementary schools after new reports and photos of...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Elaine Pelc weighs in on Omega-3 fatty acids.
Over the past few years there has been a lot of hype over Omega-3 fatty acids. They are said to help...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Joseph Claver Richardson, a retired teacher and World War II veteran who was the patriarch of a family of nearly 60 children and grandchildren, died of cardiac arrest related to asthma Jan. 8 at Sinai Hospital. He was 89 and lived in Walbrook Junction....