| Jan 5, 2012
| 10:04 AM
Now that the new year has started, lots of folks -- including me -- are trying to shed the pounds that accumulated over the holiday season. All those cakes and candies have a way of gathering around my waist each December, requiring a burn-off in...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 11:00 PM
A new study from Johns Hopkins shows that commonly used blood pressure drugs can prevent the most serious smoking-related lung damage in those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the nation's third leading cause of death.
The study involved...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Every woman will experience menopause, some in the normal course of aging and some before. It can bring on a host of symptoms in addition to hot flashes. But there are things that women can do, from improving their diet and exercising to finding the right...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 4:00 AM
If you're stressed out from a divorce, a hard day at work or a fight with your girlfriend it might be causing your brain to shrink.
A study by Yale University researchers found that stressful life events can reduce gray matter in regions of the brain...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 6:27 AM
When I gave blood about 10 days ago, my blood pressure was surprisingly low (for me) at 90/60. But a few things have gotten my blood boiling in the last few days, particularly as I read them on the pages of The Aegis.
I think what's got me most riled...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Maryland really began to turn in the roaster Thursday, joining much of the rest of the country, now deep in the summer's worst heat wave.
The mercury reached 103 degrees in downtown Baltimore, with a heat index reading of 117 degrees. It was 100 at BWI-...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 5:22 PM
The Harford County Health Department held a meeting Tuesday evening with residents of the Grafton Ridge development near Fallston because of a possible lead issue in their homes' water.
County Health Officer Susan Kelly hosted the meeting at the...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 1:17 PM
The company that built homes in a Harford County development thinks it may have identified a possible cause of lead contaminated drinking water found in several of the homes' water systems.
Harford County health officials, however, say more testing needs...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 6:16 PM
Working late into the night at a research center at the South Pole, Renee-Nicole Douceur thought she was just tired when her vision suddenly became blurred.
Sleep did nothing to improve her eyesight, and a doctor at the center at first thought she had...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 6:33 PM
Deep furrows of concentration crease Dan Cenidoza's forehead.
The Perry Hall native assumes his stance. His left leg forward, he braces an inch-and-a-half-thick White Pages against his muscular thigh. Staring intently at the book, he forcefully grips and...
| Oct 19, 2011
On a quiet Friday morning in a West Baltimore gym above the Cash USA pawnshop, Franchon Crews unleashes a powerful flurry outside the ring.
"It's been a long, a long time coming," she roars. "But I know change gonna come, oh yes it did."
| Sep 7, 2011
After a serious eastern earthquake, soggy Hurricane Irene and individually challenging personal disasters, we can surely use some captivating activities and loads of good news. That's just what we have in store.
As usual, our young people are leading the...