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  • Unhealthful foods kill more Americans every year than tobacco

    Letter writer Gilbert Ross implies that there is no comparison between eating pizza and smoking ("Eating a slice a pizza is not the same as smoking a cigarette," May 10). As a physician, I disagree. Both tobacco and processed meats increase risk for...
  • Bay Theatre looks to build on successes in 10th season

    Bay Theatre founder Janet Luby could not conceal her delight as she announced that the first celebratory event of the coming season, a fashion show and fundraiser, had sold out nearly two months in advance. She's hoping it will be the first of many...
  • Doctors grapple with prostate cancer screening guidelines

    Doctors grapple with prostate cancer screening guidelines
    For years, the PSA test has been the standard method for early detection of prostate cancer, which strikes one in six men. But recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a federal advisory panel, said the test that checks for prostate-specific...
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    Tobacco sales compliance The health department's Learn to Live program offers to retailers a tobacco sales compliance kit. The kit includes a training guide that explains Maryland's tobacco laws. It's illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Free cookbook The Learn to Live program of the Department of Health has a new healthful eating kit that features a free cookbook and tips that will help you select foods high in fiber and low in fat and sodium. Recipes are also quick, easy and...
  • Like I said: Santa, elves, reindeer to roam streets of Havre de Grace Sunday

    If you see Santa Claus, or perhaps some elves or some reindeer, running through the streets of Havre de Grace, don't be alarmed. Chances are good they'll be trotting through town as part of the Running With the Reindeer 5K race. This is the inaugural 5K...
  • New city data to help improve health in neighborhoods

    More than half of the deaths in recent years in a quarter of Baltimore's neighborhoods were avoidable, according to a new set of assessments from city health officials that were released Friday. The data were collected in 55 neighborhoods and showed in...
  • County council hopes to battle obesity with task force

    Harford County is fairly healthy, though more than 60 percent of its adults and children are classified as either overweight or obese, a rate that has tripled since 1996, according to the health department. Harford also ranks worse than the rest of the...
  • Legislation would set rules for use of frozen eggs, sperm

    If you wanted to use your late husband's frozen sperm to have a baby, you would need his written permission under legislation that appears poised for approval in the Maryland General Assembly. The House and Senate have both passed bills that would make...
  • City health data illustrates chasm between rich and poor neighborhoods

    City health data illustrates chasm between rich and poor neighborhoods
    Baltimore health officials have been staring at a daunting statistic for years: life expectancy in the richest neighborhoods is 20 years longer than in the poorest ones. But a plan unveiled recently aims to battle the intractable health problems...
  • Baby boomers need hepatitis C testing

    All baby boomers should get tested for hepatitis C, the virus that can lead to liver disease, cancer and death, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in 30 boomers is infected and most don't know -- read about that in this...
  • Insurance more predictive of death after heart attack than race

    Health insurance was a better predictor of survival from health attacks and strokes than race, according to Johns Hopkins researchers who looked at health outcomes in some Maryland hospitals. Specifically, those who did not have coverage were more likely...