| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Let's face it -- you need more dessert cocktails in your life.
Generally underrepresented in bars and restaurants, these post-meal libations always aim to please the palate with sweetness and strength. They are long thought to aid in digestion and...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Vann Ellison is right about three things in his recent commentary on poverty and social enterprise ("Beyond government," July 10): Our country hasn't done an effective job of addressing poverty. Partisan gridlock weakens the social safety net and social...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 9:39 AM
For Maureen Burke, “gluten-free” is not just the latest diet trend -- it’s a way of life.
Since being diagnosed with celiac disease in the late 1980s, Burke has wrestled with her intolerance of gluten. And now, as chef and owner of One...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Does eliminating specific foods from the diet, such as sugar or wheat, provide health benefits? Such cleansing has become a popular way for people to lose weight, boost energy and eat more healthfully. Liz Lipski, academic director for the Master of...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 5:30 AM
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), which is reprinted here. This week, Amy Reed, RD, LDN, weighs in on...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:22 AM
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), which is reprinted here. This week, Mary Gallagher, dietetic intern,...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 7:03 AM
Andrew Buerger thought he'd spend his life as the editor and publisher of Baltimore's Jewish Times -- someone in his family had held the job for nearly 100 years.
But when he was pushed out of the publication by a new owner earlier this month, it didn'...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 3:43 PM
A social butterfly at heart, Isavella Escobar has clipped wings.
The 8-year-old doesn't leave her house unless it's for a doctor's appointment. She doesn't go to school — a tutor comes to her twice a week. She doesn't go to the playground when...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Q: Who would have dreamed that the very odd suggestion of vinegar in water would actually work for heartburn? I tried several home remedies (including pickled ginger and ginger tea), but they didn't help.
After a bad acid-reflux episode one night, I bit...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My one-year-old son was diagnosed with a milk allergy, but he is not lactose intolerant. How are the two different?
ANSWER: Although they may seem similar, being allergic to milk and being lactose intolerant are two unrelated medical...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:09 PM
What’s even more repulsive than the idea of using DNA tests to help people create a designer babies? Getting a patent for the idea.
23andMe, the pioneering direct-to-consumer genetic testing company, was awarded such a patent in September. U.S....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Q: We're hosting a party for my 9-year-old. What do you recommend we serve that will satisfy both the parents and the kids?
A: Let us return to the classics: the pizza party.
Often, the best way to entertain family and friends is to invite them into the...