| Mar 11, 2013
| 5:25 PM
What pesticides are Maryland families exposed to on a regular basis? Good luck finding out. There's simply no way for the average person to discover what chemicals are being applied to farm fields or even backyards.
Worse, it's nearly impossible for...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Five-year-old Teresa Bartlinski was lying unconscious shortly after 3 a.m. Friday at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia when the doctor told her parents they had called off the heart transplant she was prepped to receive.
The girl — whose...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Nobody believed Liu Fang, born with half a heart and abandoned in a village west of Beijing, would survive long after being adopted by a Baltimore County family. Even the Bartlinskis, deeply religious Catholics, expected the girl's lungs would fail even...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:21 PM
When she was 13 years old and created a charitable foundation, Josie's Smiles for Pediatrics, Josie Grant of Taneytown couldn't imagine that her flair for philanthropy would carry her to the Nation's Capital.
But there she was last week, touring the...
| Jul 20, 2011
Shannon Thomas moved from Fort Meade to Catonsville more than three years ago, and instantly fell in love with the town.
But the then-mother of two boys with special needs noticed something was missing.
In order to find the organic and natural foods she...
| Sep 16, 2010
| 4:22 AM
Oh, you guys. I'm so excited for this season of Survivor. The last two have been so much fun, and I'm hoping this one will be great fun, even though we don't have Russell running around anymore. Right off the......
| Jul 8, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Senator Ben Cardin's fight to protect EPA authority over pollution discharge permits controlling many of the pesticides in our waterways ("Cardin Leads Fight Over Pesticides," July 3) is critical to the health of the Chesapeake Bay and to all of us who...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:31 PM
Many Latinos in Baltimore lack medical coverage, which contributes to problems such as fewer mothers getting prenatal care, according to a new report that takes the first comprehensive look at the group's health.
The report, released Thursday by the city...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 12:31 PM
When the Norbel School for special needs students closed in June, it left school admissions director Frank Pugliese, like the school's the teachers and staff, unemployed.
But Pugliese, who had been at the school for 15 years, didn't stop working.
| Nov 22, 2011
| 10:07 AM
For most Maryland residents, Thanksgiving means large quantities of turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and sauerkraut (it's a Baltimore thing). But it is also a fitting time to remember those who do not have enough to eat....
| Dec 8, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' decision this week to overrule the Food and Drug Administration commissioner and refuse to authorize girls under age 17 to have over-the-counter access to the emergency contraceptive pill known as...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 8:11 PM
Often, the best ideas for a column come from readers.
One reader recently objected to a column about Republicans vs. Democrats and said the real issue for voters is, instead, the people vs. elected officials of both parties.
He wanted to throw all the...