| May 30, 2012
| 12:25 PM
It’s Healthy Maryland Week, according to Gov. Martin O’Malley.
The week, which runs from Mary 29-June 3, encourages residents to become more healthy through exercise, better food choices and preventive care.
The O’Malley administration...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:53 AM
Dementia and its evil twin, Alzheimer's, may have moved ahead of cancer on the list of most feared diseases, especially among baby boomers, who have begun to believe it is their inescapable fate if they have the bad luck to live too long.
So we grasp...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 5:42 AM
Sure, the yearly switch to daylight saving time always puts some of us into a funk and a fog.
It's true that it's harder to concentrate on writing that legal brief or counting out the correct change. It can't be denied that to the sleep-deprived, small...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Sudden cardiac death is the most common mode of death in this country with more than 300,000 deaths per year, a third of which occur during physical activity. It is estimated that approximately 1,000 children die of sudden death each year.
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Large doses of Vitamin C may moderately reduce blood pressure, Johns Hopkins researchers have found.
But the scientists don't recommend people start taking large amounts of the vitamin.
Researchers led by Dr. Edgar "Pete" R. Miller, an associate...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Want to know how many people have asthma or diabetes in the county where you live?
A new state web portal was recently launched that provides this and other health data for every county in Maryland.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 6:45 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth). This week, Karen Kolowski weighs in on pomegranates.
| Dec 14, 2012
The Department of Aging and Disabilities has updated a booklet on community support groups. The booklet focuses on groups for caregivers, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement for adults and children, diabetes, brain injury, cancer, stroke,...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults 20 to 74 years old. Dr. Michael Grodin, co-director of retinal services and director of clinical research at Katzen Eye Group, discusses eye problems and the link to diabetes.
| Dec 6, 2012
| 10:37 AM
We had two cats, one 16 (a rescue) and one 12 (Scottish Fold). The 16-year-old cat passed away, and the 12-year-old has become very vocal and lost weight (previously overweight). I don't suspect kidney disease or pain. It is more like an attention-getting...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 9:25 AM
In 2006, when Eugene Semenov was an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University, he volunteered at the medical clinic of Baltimore Rescue Mission, which provides free medical attention to people who are homeless.
He couldn't help noticing that the record-...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 8:06 AM
Your smart phone is often thought of as unhealthy. It can make you anti-social, be a danger while driving and probably makes you fat (doesn't everything?). But hundreds of health experts are gathering in Prince George's County this week to discuss how a...