| Jun 7, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Howard County Councilman Calvin Ball is hosting the fourth annualMen's HealthFair Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Howard High School in Ellicott City.
Held in partnership with Howard County General Hospital, the fair focuses on the...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Julie Bowen was on the set of the television show "Boston Legal" four years ago when she got the call from her husband, who was on his way to the hospital with their then-infant son Oliver.
While hanging out in the backyard of their California home,...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:55 AM
It's ironic that the year we, both new medical students, moved across the street from the nation's best hospital and began learning how to manage the health of others is the same year we stopped taking care of our own. It was a year of ups and downs....
| Jul 13, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Despite dramatic progress in reducing Americans' exposure to lead over the past 25 years, a growing body of research finds that children and adults still face health risks from even very low levels of the toxic metal in their blood.
A recent government...
| Jun 22, 2012
The South County Senior Center invited some four-legged guests to a party, and a few of the critters left the festivities for new homes.
The center in Edgewater staged its annual SPCA fundraiser and adoption day last week. Members raised money with a...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 7:30 AM
As a practicing endocrinologist, I write with heavy heart regarding your article on medical insurance ("Maryland braces for Supreme Court decision on health care reform law," June 19). Through the years of recession, several patients of mine lost their...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 3:48 AM
Duff Goldman quite literally ate his way across America to film the series "Sugar High" last year — from sea to sugary sea. And we aren't talking Hollywood smoke-and-mirrors eating, where it looks like someone is tasting something but is really...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Often, those who are very overweight have tried dieting for years before giving up in frustration. But more obese people are turning to bariatric surgery to jump-start their weight-loss programs.
The surgery is low-risk but isn't for everyone. It...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 11:32 AM
Earlier this month a Texas Rangers sportscaster went from calling live highlights of a baseball game to talking about a botched robbery. The sportscaster's incoherent switch confused listeners, but doctors saw the symptoms of aphasia, a disease not...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:59 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administrationapproved a new drug Wednesday to help people battle chronic obesity.
Used in conjuction with a healthy diet and exercise, the drug Belviq will help people lose weight by activating a receptor in the brain that will...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:28 AM
It is no secret that for decades, tobacco companies have filled disadvantaged communities with advertising and marketing attracting generations of young people of color to the products they peddle. A new report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:36 PM
With heat index values expected to reach nearly 105 degrees on Friday, June 29 and Saturday June 30, Harford County Public Library's 11 branches will serve as cooling stations for Harford County residents in need of relief from the heat.