| Jun 16, 2012
| 1:05 PM
The plane flies a mere five feet above the ground, gaining speed until it reaches a velocity of 200 mph. It lurches skyward at a 45-degree angle, three times the climb of a commercial aircraft and sharp enough to send ripples through the flesh in your...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Sharon Johnson is not a physician or scientific researcher. She has never been trained as a nurse. Her most recent prior occupation was as office manager in a dental practice.
Yet colleagues say she's a bundle of compassion, a quick study and a genius at...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Calvert Hall is going to Carnegie Hall.
In April, 15 Calvert Hall College High School vocal music students will join with other school choirs to perform in a festival chorus at Carnegie Hall.
George Wilkerson Jr., vocal music teacher at the school, said...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:00 AM
It’s a new season and the University of Maryland Medical System officials say it’s a good time to take stock of your health. They are offering free screenings for cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and more.
The screenings will be...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Mirlande Wilson sat back Wednesday and observed the worldwide media spectacle she caused when she claimed she bought one of the winning $656 million Mega Millions tickets at a Baltimore County convenience store.
But after a 23-minute news conference...
| Apr 6, 2012
Sunday, April 8
'Next to Normal' Red Branch Theatre Company presents this rock musical about a family trying to take care of itself the best way it knows how through April 22 at the Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Road in Columbia. Showtimes are...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 10:50 AM
A program to improve healthcare in minority areas and reduce health disparities was approved by the General Assembly over the weekend.
The pilot program, which now goes to Gov. Martin O’Malley for his signature, would offer tax breaks and other...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 12:44 PM
New Life Christian Center, 9800 Mallard Drive, in South Laurel, will hold a free Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The fair will offer free screenings for hypertension, glucose and cholesterol; nutrition advice on...
| 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...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Morris Tischler, a retired science teacher who invented a 1950s transistorized cardiac pacemaker, died of respiratory failure March 9 at his Pikesville home. He was 89.
He was born in Newark, N.J., but when his father's real estate business failed in the...