| Jul 14, 2012
| 3:17 PM
When a jury ordered Johns Hopkins Hospital to pay $55 million to a Baltimore family whose newborn was brain-damaged, the case hinged on what doctors and nurses did in the two hours before birth.
But the jury never heard about the nurse midwife trying...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Recently, my neighborhood convened to discuss whether to host a weekly, open-air farmers market for producers from within 50 miles of our Central Pennsylvania town. After ironing out concerns about traffic, zoning and location, we decided to give it a go....
| Oct 26, 2012
| 7:38 AM
When Joel Goodman heard the sounds created by the earth's magnetic field — the first recording made in the 50 years since scientists uncovered an audible component — he knew what he had to do.
The Glenelg dentist set about assembling a 30-...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 1:55 PM
The Horizon Foundation, Howard County's largest philanthropic organization, has hired a new president and chief executive officer to replace founder Richard Krieg, who is retiring this week after 13 years at its helm.
Nicolette Highsmith Vernick,...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Are you tired, run-down, listless? The answer to your problem is probably not in a little brown bottle. It could be as simple as a good night’s sleep. But for 45 million Americans, that’s an elusive dream. Even worse, sleep deprivation,...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 4:10 AM
The fifth-graders lined up anxiously along the starting line behind Hillcrest Elementary School and focused intently on the woman talking to them through a bullhorn.
Their Impatience with the commands for pre-race stretching had been apparent.
| Jan 26, 2012
| 9:22 AM
If you're overweight and trying to lose pounds you may not get help from your doctor if he is overweight too, according to new research.
According to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, physicians with a...
| Feb 2, 2012
What figures to be golf's most scrutinized new course could have its architect by the end of the week.
The eight finalists for the 2016 Rio Olympics design project — a list that includes Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Annika Sorenstam and Gary...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 1:26 PM
Dreamed of being a doctor but never made it to medical school?
Well, now you have a chance to at least study like one.
The University of Medicine School of Medicine will tonight launch the 12th year of its Mini Med School, a series for free courses that...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:25 PM
The Horizon Foundation in Columbia is awarding $300,000 in grants to three Howard County organizations to help fight childhood obesity.
The three recipients are FIRN, a local nonprofit that assists foreign-born residents, the Howard County Health...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:58 AM
A beautiful fall afternoon provides youngsters with many options. Last week, more than 100 area schoolchildren chose to steer clear of video games and stay outside instead after they got out of class.
Riderwood Elementary School was awash in runners on...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 1:57 PM
The Howard County Public School System, the county health department and a local nonprofit have received a total of more than $300,000 in grants to fight childhood obesity in the county.
The grants were awarded by the Horizon Foundation, a Columbia-based...